Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Members of the Occupy Portland movement “reclaimed” a foreclosed house while protesters and police engaged in several skirmishes on May Day in Portland. A few thousand people marched through downtown as part of an annual May Day parade that has turned violent in years past. This year’s event passed with few arrests. But earlier yesterday, police made more than a dozen arrests as protesters staging a much-smaller parade without a permit scuffled with officers who demanded they march on the sidewalk.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Law officers in Oregon are preparing to accept ID cards issued by the Mexican government to prove people’s identities during traffic stops and other police contacts. The effort was announced in a letter from Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber that was read to activists at a May Day rally in Salem. It comes four years after Oregon began requiring driver’s license applicants to prove that they’re legally in the country.
OCEANSIDE, Ore. (AP) – A skydiver has died after his parachute failed to open on time, and investigators in Tillamook County are searching the scene for his helmet cameras. Matthew Gold of Salt Lake City was in Oceanside for an annual gathering of paragliders when he fell to his death Saturday near Tillamook Airport. Sheriff Andy Long says he believes someone took Gold’s helmet cameras, which are evidence in the investigation.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – A suspected shoplifter pulled a small sword on a security officer who tried to stop him at the same Fred Meyer store in Longview. It’s the same store where a guard’s ear was cut with a hatchet in December in another shoplifting confrontation. Police say no one was hurt Monday and the suspect got away after pulling out an 18-inch sword. Last week a Longview man got 35 years in prison for the hatchet assault.
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