3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
RAINIER, Ore. (AP) – Rainier voters have ousted two city
councilmen in a recall election. The Columbia County elections
office released returns last night that show more than 70 percent
of voters favored removing Councilmen Russ Moon and Dave Langford.
The Daily News reports the resident who started the recall accused
the two of bullying city staff and other council members and making
back-door deals. The councilmen called the allegations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Officer Dane Reister has pleaded
not guilty to assault and negligence charges for a shooting in
which he mistakenly loaded lethal rounds in a beanbag shotgun. The
Oregonian reports a Feb. 1 trial date was set for the 15-year
veteran charged with firing four rounds in June at a man who had
been reported drunk and harassing children in a park. Reister
thought he was firing beanbags until he saw the man was bleeding.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man who fought with Springfield
police while carrying a loaded, stolen pistol has been sentenced in
federal court to 15 years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Robert
Linn McCullen was a felon with three previous convictions for
illegally possessing firearms.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Mount Ashland ski area says most of its
lifts will open Friday for the weekend. General Manager Kim Clark
tells the Mail Tribune he’s hoping for a little more snow to cover
a few places with exposed terrain. He says workers trimmed brush
last summer to allow for an earlier season opening.

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