2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/01/2013 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A man accused sabotaging national forest trails near Ashland to hurt mountain bike riders is due in court today in Medford for a hearing on a plea bargain. Jackson County prosecutors expect Jackson Dempsey to change his not guilty pleas to charges of assault and reckless endangerment. Authorities say Dempsey strung nylon cords across trails and threw nails and small trees in the path that hikers share with bikers. Dempsey was a psychiatrist for Jackson County when he was arrested last July. He has since resigned.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police called homicide detectives after a person was found dead in a home last night. Police didn’t provide many details. The gender or approximate age of the deceased was not released.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A semi-truck has collided with a streetcar in southeast Portland. The city’s Bureau of Transportation says there are no injuries, but yesterday afternoon’s crash blocked traffic on busy Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and temporarily halted streetcar service.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – A former Klamath Falls city councilman who was accused of groping a 5-year-old boy in Corvallis has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse. The Gazette-Times reports that 61-year-old Gregory Taylor will pay nearly $6,000 to the boy’s family and spend three years on probation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the Benton County District Attorney’s Office dismissed a felony charge.


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