3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland park ranger is hospitalized
with injuries suffered in a fight with a knife-wielding man in
Forest Park. Police say two rangers confronted a 50-year-old man
who had reportedly been exposing himself to female hikers. Police
say he pulled out a knife and during a struggle the man and one of
the rangers fell down a 70-foot embankment. The attacker is in

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The general manager of a Bend store that buys
and sells sporting goods got suspicious when two men came in,
trying to sell seven brand new snowboards. KTVZ reports Gear
Peddler Manager Mike Prager found out that the boards had been
stolen in Beaverton. He managed to keep the suspects busy Saturday
until police arrived. Officers later found thousands of dollars of
other stolen gear in their car and hotel room. The two Portland men
are held at the Deschutes County Jail on burglary, theft and heroin
possession charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After a group that labeled itself “The
Real Occupy Portland” claimed responsibility for vandalizing two
banks in Portland on Saturday night, another group with the same
name is denouncing the crimes. Portland police received an early
yesterday from “The Real Occupy Portland and the 99 percent” that
distanced itself from those who claimed responsibility for
vandalism at the Chase Bank and Wells Fargo Bank branches.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge
put on a sold-out charity basketball game last night with the NBA’s
tense labor situation as a backdrop. A fan held a sign that said
“Thanks LaMarcus” during the game that included Kevin Durant of
the Oklahoma City Thunder and several other players. Aldridge, the
player representative on the Blazers, said he’ll be in New York
tomorrow for a meeting. He indicated that the players were not
going to move impulsively toward decertification.

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