1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/12/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Department of Corrections audit says there were conflicts of interest in contracts approved by the former head of the agency that manages state prison industries. The Salem Statesman Journal reports Director Colette Peters ordered the audit after firing Rob Killgore as director of corrections enterprises. The report says contracts involving a laundry service, Portland State University and a state prison were to the benefit of the agency’s advisory council.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Corrections Department says the state medical examiner’s office has determined a female inmate committed suicide. The agency said yesterday that 18-year-old Precious Anderson was serving time at a Wilsonville women’s prison for assaulting a public safety officer. She was found July 3 alone in her cell.

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted a North Bend man for murder in the slaying of his wife. District Attorney Paul Frasier said yesterday that Wayne Hagner is being held on $2 million bail and will appear in court Monday. Prosecutors say he killed Anna Lee Hagner with a single gunshot wound to the head after telling visitors to his home he was hearing voices.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Proposed settlements of Oregon utility rate increase requests would see residential electricity rates rise 5 percent for Portland General Electric customers and about 1 ½ percent for PacifiCorp customers. The Oregonian reports the proposed settlements were filed Wednesday by the utilities and Oregon Public Utility Commission staff. They are subject to the commission’s final approval.


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