Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are talking about reviving plans for a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver. A group including a dozen lawmakers from both states and both parties met behind closed doors yesterday in Vancouver to discuss the issue.
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – The owner of a tattoo shop in Coos County has pleaded guilty to accusations that slow business prompted him to try to gun down a competitor. The World newspaper reports that the owner of Bay Area Ink was sentenced yesterday to more than 11 years in prison on charges that included attempted murder and conspiring to tamper with a witness.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – A bank security guard came to the aid of a police officer who was knocked down in a fight with a transient in Bend. KTVZ reports the transient had been blocking traffic yesterday afternoon near a downtown intersection and fought with an officer who responded. The security guard saw what was happening and helped the officer take the 47-year-old into custody.
CHILOQUIN, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say three dogs died after an Oregon woman left them in her truck for four hours. The Mail Tribune reports that the Rottweilers died from the heat outside a restaurant on Highway 97 in Chiloquin. The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case
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