1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s mayor says he won’t implement an arbitrator’s ruling that a police officer, fired after he shot an unarmed man in the back, should be reinstated. Mayor Sam Adams says the city attorney thinks there are sufficient legal grounds to challenge the reinstatement of Officer Ronald Frashour. Adams says he believes the officer violated Portland’s policy and training protocols regarding allowed use of deadly force when he shot a distraught 25-year-old Aaron Campbell back in 2010.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 71-year-old Oregon man has been arrested after police at the Palm Springs International Airport found a loaded gun in his briefcase. Police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said yesterday that Transportation Security Administration officers saw the gun during a preflight screening of Andrew Sadowski of Salem on Tuesday. Kovaleff says police searched Sadowski’s briefcase, found a .380-caliber handgun and arrested him without incident. Sadowski is free on $5,000 bond.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Salem say remains they believe are those of a newborn have been found at a Salem home, and they’re trying to identify the infant or locate the mother. The Marion County sheriff’s office said yesterday the homeowners are cooperating with detectives. An autopsy is planned. The sheriff’s office issued a statement saying detectives are asking for the public’s help and are “specifically interested in learning about anyone who was recently pregnant and is no longer.”

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Federal figures show an above average snowpack for much of Oregon, good news for farmers who depend on melting snow to water their crops in the spring and summer. The Natural Resources Conservation Services reports that snowpack levels were above average in Western Oregon last month. Measurements in March were at 124 percent of average in the Willamette Basin and 132 percent on Mount Hood. But the snowpack was well below normal in Southeastern Oregon.


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