1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/05/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene, Ore., say a man and a woman refused service at a pizza shop because they were intoxicated came back later and tried to set the shop on fire as employees huddled in the basement. Frightened employees at Whirled Pies had called 911 late Monday night when the man and woman returned and the man started pounding on the front door, which employees had locked. Police arrested 32-year-old Matthew Bossard and 36-year-old Leticia Kagele.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A police spokesman says a body found tangled in ropes along a seawall has been pulled from the Willamette River in Portland. Police says the body found yesterday afternoon has been preliminarily identified as a 26-year-old man. The spokesman says nothing so far indicates the death is a homicide.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Labor turmoil continues at the Port of Portland as longshoreman refused to cross a picket line established by Central American port workers. The container terminal at the Port of Portland is operated by ICTSI Oregon, Inc., subsidiary of a Philippines-based company that operates a port in Honduras that has had a labor-management dispute. Union members from Honduras established a picket line in Portland yesterday and local longshoremen honored it.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A state House committee has approved a compromise measure that would allow Oregon communities to ban medical marijuana facilities, but only temporarily. The bill cleared the Rules Committee yesterday. Local governments that don’t want the facilities would be able to ban them until May 2015.


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