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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The youngest victim of what authorities
describe as a Northwest crime spree that left three people dead is
being remembered by his family as polite, helpful and passionate
about his music. Nineteen-year-old Cody Myers of Lafayette was
found dead in woods near Corvallis, three days after he went to a
music festival. Police say he crossed paths with fugitives David
Pedersen and Holly Grigsby. The couple was arrested in California
driving Myers’ car. They’re suspected in the deaths of Petersen’s
stepmother and of a man believed to be his father.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) – A man’s been hospitalized after he tried
unsuccessfully to save a woman from a fire in a Clackamas mobile
home. Firefighters couldn’t get into the home because it of the
heavy flames when they first arrived yesterday. They later found
the woman’s body inside. A man who tried to rescue her was driven
back by the heat and had to be taken to a hospital. A firefighter
also suffered minor injuries.
WELCHES, Ore. (AP) – Officials have come up with a plan that
could help keep open a popular but run-down restroom in Government
Camp on Mount Hood. Under the proposal, a branch of the Oregon
Travel Information Council would operate the site from Dec. 1
through the end of March. The organization would provide staff to
maintain the restrooms around the clock and would ask the Oregon
Legislature next year to provide a long-term financial solution.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The State Board of Higher Education has
voted to allow University of Oregon to convert its public safety
officers into full-fledged police. The Oregonian reports the board
had been wrestling with questions about guns and police on campus.
Board member Jim Francesconi says the job of a campus safety
officer got much harder with a recent state Court of Appeals ruling
that universities cannot ban guns from campus.
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