1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) – A fourth person has been arrested in an eastern Oregon attempted murder case that began with a custody dispute. The Ontario Argus Observer reports that Idaho State Police have arrested 42-year-old Todd Mulvaine of Weiser, Idaho, for investigation of attempted murder. He was taken to the Payette County Jail on Monday evening. Mulvaine was arrested in the case of 19-year-old Ramon Fry. Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris says Fry was shot and wounded Feb. 29.

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) – Sheriff’s officers from two states rushed to a bridge 140 feet above the Columbia River and one of them pulled a reportedly suicidal man back from the edge of the span. Authorities from Oregon and Washington responded yesterday morning to the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks, Ore., after Portland police said a suicidal man was headed there to jump. Two sheriff’s officials spotted the man’s car headed toward the Washington side of the river and stopped it. Bond says the man jumped out and ran to the bridge guardrail, but Johnston grabbed him and pulled him back. The man was taken into custody.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland Fire Bureau spokesman says a 19-year-old man was clipped by a slow-moving MAX light rail train but apparently suffered only non-life-threatening injuries. Spokesman Paul Corah says the unidentified man was taken to OHSU Hospital. The Oregonian reports the man was trying to cross the tracks Tuesday afternoon and catch a train headed in the opposite direction. TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch says the train operator sounded a warning horn.

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) – Teachers in the Reynolds School District in the east Portland suburb of Troutdale have voted to authorize a strike on May 21 if no contract agreement is reached by then. Reynolds Education Association President Joyce Rosenau said teachers voted overwhelmingly yesterday to support a strike. The Oregonian says issues for teachers include planning time and other working conditions, as well as how to spend an $18 million surplus. A mediation session is set tomorrow.


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