2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/11/2014 09:20 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the incident on Sunday. Sgt. Pete Simpson a couple called 911 to report they’d locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and their dog after the attack. Officers used a dog snare to capture the cat and placed it in a crate. Simpson said the couple told the dispatcher the cat has a history of violence, but the animal remained with them.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A judge says a suspect accused of using a machete to kill a Lake Oswego man is unfit to stand trial. The Oregonian reports the judge decided yesterday that Erik John Meiser should return to the Oregon State Hospital because he suffers from delusions. Meiser is accused of aggravated murder. Authorities say Frederick Hayes Jr. surprised him during a 2012 burglary and was killed.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials say a woman was trapped for a time in an overnight house fire in Eugene but made it out on her own with injuries. Bystanders found a ladder and rescued another woman trapped on the second floor. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says three families were displaced by the fire.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Another large tract of private timberland within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon has been transferred to public ownership. The Mail Tribune reports the Land and Water Conservation Fund has turned over 900 acres to the federal government as part of an effort to buy parcels within the monument held by the Hancock Timber Resource Group.


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