1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/20/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A suburban Portland man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stabbing a stranger in the abdomen when the stranger tried to stop him from assaulting his wife. The stranger survived. The Oregonian reports that 45-year-old Pedro Nunez-Valdivia of Gresham earlier pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon constituting domestic violence and to attempted second-degree assault.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A man suspected of faking his death in a fishing accident 15 years ago to avoid trial has pleaded not guilty in Southern Oregon to sex abuse charges in what authorities said was an attempt to recruit young girls and father a large number of children. The Roseburg News-Review reports that 55-year-old Daniel Clement Chafe appeared in court Tuesday. He was arrested in Montana in January.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say an off-duty officer has been arrested for investigation of DUI and reckless driving. Sgt. Pete Simpson says Kent Scott was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop in southeast Portland. The spokesman says 53-year-old Scott has been given an off-street assignment during the investigation and an internal review.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has banned local measures regulating genetically modified crops, but that hasn’t stopped a group in Josephine County. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the Josephine County Clerk’s Office verified Tuesday that backers turned in enough signatures for an initiative banning GMO crops in Josephine County. The measure will appear on the May ballot.


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