3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/30/2013 11:19 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – A three-alarm fire has damaged the Oregon Holiday Products business in Forest Grove. Firefighters found black smoke when they arrived at about 4 this morning to the large commercial building that makes cinnamon-scented pine cones and other holiday decorations.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The federal government is suing Eugene criminal defense lawyer John Kolego alleging he failed to pay $388,000 in income taxes. The Register-Guard reports the lawsuit seeks to foreclose on three houses that Kolego owns in Eugene. Kolego has been battling the IRS for years. Since 2003, the IRS filed 19 liens in Lane County against his property for back taxes.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A new program to prevent foreclosures will give struggling homeowners up to $30,000. The Home Rescue Program aims to provide assistance to about 2,500 homeowners across Oregon. Oregon Housing and Community Services begins accepting applications online at noon tomorrow.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A 47-year-old Salem woman who ran down her husband and threatened another woman with a gun has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shirley Teresa Nunez pleaded no contest to charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon, and the Marion County district attorney’s office dropped an attempted murder charge.


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