1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/22/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A 20-year-old man accused in a naked attack on a hunter in the northwest Oregon woods has been indicted on attempted murder and first-degree assault charges. The Oregonian reports that a grand jury indicted Linus Norgren of Banks on five counts in all, including strangulation and unlawful use of a weapon. The man was arrested Oct. 10, after a hunter called 911 to say he was holding a nude assailant at gunpoint.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiming a laser pointer at two commercial airliners. Stephen Francis Bukucs (BOO’-kuhs), a private security guard who lives in Portland, entered the plea in federal court in Portland yesterday. The 39-year-old suspect was indicted and arrested last week. Prosecutors say he admitted pointing a green laser light at aircraft at least 25 times and said he did it “for excitement.”

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) – A freight train has hit a couple walking a dog along railroad tracks in Kennewick, Wash. Police say a woman was killed Monday afternoon and a man was severely injured. The Tri-City Herald reports that officers say the man and woman were walking with a pit bull-mix dog just east of the Volland Street train overpass. The newspaper says the dog was injured and taken to a veterinarian.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Police in Astoria, Ore., say a motorist suspected of drunken driving was arrested after she drove down the wrong side of a street, then wheeled into a parking lot reserved for “police only.” The Daily Astorian reports Sgt. Bryan Aydt says he witnessed the female driver cruising down the wrong side of 30th Street, then turning into the back parking lot of the public safety building Sunday. Police say 30-year-old Erica Allison Potechin of Portland was arrested for investigation of DUI.


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