3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two federal agencies have given their
approval to the Columbia River Crossing project. The Federal
Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration have
both signed off on a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and
Vancouver. The Oregonian reports it clears the way for federal
funding on the over $3 billion project.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted the driver of a
car that crashed while speeding at 113 mph on Portland Highway last
October, killing a passenger. Twenty-year-old Keith Wayne Mitchell
surrendered to authorities yesterday. He’s charged with
manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Randy Walraven.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 34-year-old man who pleaded guilty to
four Portland bank robberies has been sentenced in federal court to
26 years in prison. The U.S. attorney’s office says Alexey
Perez-Hernandez of Bonney Lake, Wash., also will be sentenced in
Washington for 14 robberies there. He was arrested in 2009.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An F-15 fighter jet blew a tire while
landing at Portland International Airport, prompting officials to
temporarily close a runway yesterday while the debris was cleaned
up. Port of Portland spokeswoman Kama Simonds told The Oregonian
that commercial air traffic wasn’t affected and no injuries were

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