3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The plastic bag ban went into effect over
the weekend in Portland. KGW reports shoppers at major drug and
grocery stores are encouraged to bring reusable bags. Paper bags
also are still available. Mayor Sam Adams is asking shoppers who
are unhappy with the change not to be grumpy with cashiers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Tri-Met plans to increase security on MAX
light rail trains after a stabbing early yesterday near the Rose
Quarter in Portland. The 30-year-old man who was stabbed told
police he argued with the woman after she held the train door open,
waiting for someone. Police jailed the 22-year-old woman for
assault. The Oregonian reports it was the third such stabbing this

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police killed the driver of a stolen car
after a chase early today in downtown Salem ended in a crash.
Officers spotted the car that had been reported stolen last night,
and the driver sped away only to hit a stop sign and a parked car.
As officers approached, police say the driver failed to comply, and
his actions “placed officers at the scene in imminent danger.”
Two officers fired.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A rowing crew yesterday morning found the
body of a 41-year-old Milwaukie man in the Willamette River. The
Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office says the body of Eugene
Ford Jr. was found a mile south of the Sellwood Bridge. The cause
of death is not known.

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