Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has found no criminal
wrongdoing by four Portland police officers who shot and wounded a
man as they searched for a vehicle linked to a robbery. In addition
to that finding, the Multnomah County grand jury has indicted the
wounded man, 31-year-old Jonah Potter, on two counts of
second-degree robbery in a market holdup and four counts of
menacing in connection with his actions before he was shot on March
26. Potter remains hospitalized with multiple wounds.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland have arrested a
45-year-old woman in the fatal stabbing of a man who died at a
hospital. Officers responded Sunday night to Legacy Emanuel Medical
Center after a report of a walk-in stabbing victim. Police say
59-year-old David William Johnson died of his injuries. A police
spokesman said yesterday that Patricia Rene Phillips was booked
into jail for investigation of murder-domestic violence. An
arraignment hearing for Phillips is scheduled for today.
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) – A Coast Guard helicopter crew has
rescued a 65-year-old man whose kayak overturned at the entrance to
the Salmon River near Otis. The agency dispatched a helicopter
Sunday after Lincoln City Fire and Rescue called to report a man
was trapped on some rocks at the river entrance. A rescue swimmer
was able to reach him. The unidentified man was taken to Lincoln
City Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and hypothermia.
UNDATED (AP) – An annual report on the nation’s state-funded
preschools shows Oregon ranks third in the nation in money spent
per student, but lags when it comes to enrollment. Oregon’s
rankings from the National Institute for Early Education Research
are almost identical to last year. Oregon’s program serves only
about 8 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds, placing it 30th of the
39 states that have preschool programs for low-income children.
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