Pot grower files $17 million lawsuit in robbery case — A licensed Oregon marijuana grower has filed a $17 million lawsuit against eight men convicted or charged with violently robbing him. James Bowman’s lawsuit says he was severely injured by eight men wearing Ninja Turtles masks who stormed his home in December 2016. The lawsuit describes how he was tied up, beaten and tortured. The men beat him with firewood, a crowbar, their fists and power tools. The lawsuit says they burned his naked body with a butane torch until it ran out of fuel. They burrowed a drill into his hip until the battery died. Three men were sent to prison for burglary, two were sentenced to probation and three others have yet to make court appearances.
Eugene Police to conduct internal review of shooting — The Eugene Police Department is set to begin its internal review of last month’s fatal police shooting in front of Cascade Middle School, a standard procedure in such cases. Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow has said Officer Steve Timm would not face criminal charges for killing Eugene resident Charles Landeros because Timm acted in self-defense and to protect others. Perlow’s decision ended the criminal investigation into the shooting.
Weekend brings no new measles cases — The weekend brought a break in new measles cases amid an outbreak centered in the Vancouver, Washington, area. Clark County Public Health reported no new confirmed or suspected cases. Meanwhile, blood tests confirmed a man with measles-like symptoms in the Salem area did not have the highly contagious virus. That leaves Clark County cases at 53, with two more cases suspected. Outside of the county, that number is 58, including four people in Oregon and one man in King County, Washington. The respite doesn’t necessarily mean the outbreak is on the wane. Measles’ incubation period can be as long as 21 days, leaving public health officials on edge for weeks after the most recent reported case.