1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

March 27, 2012 7:57 pm Associated Press, News

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A 20-year-old man has been indicted in the
May 2011 death of a Woodburn High School student fatally shot
outside his home as his two brothers stood beside him. The
Statesman Journal reports that Javier Ivan Sanchez-Perez was
indicted yesterday in the death of 19-year-old Tomas
Montes-Sanchez. Sanchez-Perez was charged with murder, two counts
of attempted murder and related counts. He was arraigned Monday in
Salem. Sanchez-Perez is jailed without bail in Marion County.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A Christian boarding school in Southern
Oregon is suing over having to pay higher sewer and water bills due
to its tax-exempt status. The Roseburg News-Review newspaper
reports Canyonville Christian Academy has filed a discrimination
lawsuit in Douglas County Circuit Court against the city of
Canyonville, claiming the city has no basis for charging tax-exempt
organizations like public schools and churches twice the going rate
for water and adding a surcharge for sewer service.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland firefighters responding to a 911
call from a woman who said her horse had fallen into an old septic
tank found a 34-year-old Quarter Horse stuck with only her head
above ground level. The initial fire crew called yesterday for the
rope rescue team from a downtown Portland station. Lt. Justin de
Ruyter says the rope team quickly rigged up a pulley system that
firefighters used to help lift the horse vertically, then forward
from the hole. The horse suffered a minor injury.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – The former director of the Commercial
Fishermen’s Festival in Oregon is disputing accusations that he
stole money, memorabilia and other items worth more than $11,000
that belonged to the group. The Daily Astorian says Ronald Williams
was arrested recently, accused of theft, menacing and telephonic
harassment. The allegations stem from reports he took money, signs,
autographed items and a dunk tank belonging to Warrenton Kids Inc.
when he left his role as the festival’s director.

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