3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are making progress
identifying individuals in a flash mob that brazenly walked into a
convenience store and left without paying for candy and soda. KATU
reports surveillance video of Saturday night’s incident has helped
identify students from three north Portland schools, students from
Vancouver, Wash., as well as a church basketball team. The clerk
says 16 people strolled into the store and stole items worth $200
or $300.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland police officer who was
collecting stress-related disability benefits on and off for more
than three years was found fit for duty this month as he runs for
sheriff in Wheeler County. Christopher Humphreys collected benefits
for a year following the death of a man in custody in 2006 and for
three years following the shooting of a 12-year-old girl with a
beanbag gun in 2009. Humphreys says he used the time off for
counseling and is now feeling good.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The family of a 14-year-old Portland girl
who was sexually abused by a TriMet bus driver is suing the
regional transit agency for $1.1 million. The complaint filed in
Multnomah County Circuit Court accuses TriMet management of failing
to report the abuse.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – It’s back to the drawing board for a planned
youth village to house 4-H and FFA students at the Oregon State
Fair in Salem. The state Parks and Recreation Department recently
suspended fundraising for the village after one demonstration unit
failed safety and disability access requirements. The fair is
required to provide housing for the 4-H and FFA students. Fair
officials have been renting trailers for the students.

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