3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,262
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Steel Bridge is closed to
pedestrians, bikes and vehicle traffic due to Occupy Portland’s
planned protest on the span. The bridge remains open for all TriMet
bus and MAX service as well as freight and passenger rail service.
Police advise commuters to consider alternate routes. Occupy
Portland organizers also plan a 10 a.m. rally at Waterfront Park
and an 11 a.m. march.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Bank of America branch in Portland told
police a “group of zombies” was causing a disturbance in the
lobby. As officers arrived Monday the zombies were staggering off,
leaving a red substance and piece of paper stuck to glass. KGW
reports a bank employee identified a man as the zombie responsible.
The 27-year-old was jailed on disorderly conduct and criminal
mischief charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are asking the public for
help in finding a missing 18-year-old they says is endangered by a
“critical mental health situation.” Henry Willard Smith III was
last seen around 6 p.m. yesterday in downtown Portland. Smith is
white, 5-foot-11, weighing 150 pounds. He has medium-length brown
hair and blue eyes. Smith may be driving a gold 1986 Jaguar XJS,
Oregon license plate 9P1363.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Three officials have resigned from Oregon
Lottery: marketing director Carole Hardy, public affairs manager
Mary Loftin and retail operations manager Tim Eaton. The Oregonian
reports Lottery Director Larry Niswender gave little explanation
yesterday for the sudden departures Tuesday. He said in a memo to
Lottery employees there was a need to make some strategic changes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-11-17-11 1030EST