1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – Police in the small Willamette Valley town
of Keizer, Ore., say a 13-year-old boy accused of threatening to
shoot other students at his middle school has been arrested for
investigation of disorderly conduct. Keizer police Capt. Jeffrey
Kuhns said Monday that a Whiteaker Middle School resource officer
began investigating late last week after the principal told him
about the threat reportedly made to other students. The boy denied
making the comments but was suspended while the resource officer
finished his investigation.

BANDON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a 40-year-old man
riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast was shot
in the leg. A 70-year-old man has been arrested. State police Sgt.
Teresa Bowersox says troopers responded yesterday to a report of an
auto vs. bicycle collision, only to find out they were dealing with
a shooting. Bowersox says Jeremy Platz of Bandon was taken to a
Portland hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a
non-life-threatening injury. The Coos County major crimes team
arrested Robert Melvin Walker of Bandon for investigation of
attempted murder and assault. He was booked into the Coos County

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who authorities feared may
have been plotting a sniper attack on a high school football game
has pleaded not guilty to federal firearms charges. Raphael Enrique
Amoroso of Grants Pass entered the pleas yesterday in U.S. District
Court in Medford. He’s due to go on trial Jan. 10 on charges of
having a gun on school grounds, and being drug user – marijuana –
in possession of a firearm. The 26-year-old was arrested last month
on a DUI charge after he drove from Grants Pass High School several
hours after a game.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon was first in the U.S. to have all
residents vote by mail. Now it’s pioneering another idea: vote by
iPad. Voters in five counties are filling out and returning their
mail-in ballots for a special primary election to replace former
Congressman David Wu, who resigned following a sex scandal. A
handful will mark their ballots not with a pen but with the tip of
a finger. It’s the latest attempt at using new technology to help
voters with disabilities cast ballots privately. Using the iPad,
disabled voters can call up the right ballot and tap the screen to
pick a candidate. Voters then print the finished ballot, sign it,
stuff it in an envelope and drop it in the mail.

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