3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Clackamas County rescuers are responding to a report that a climber has fallen on Mount Hood. KGW says a call at about 5 this morning reported one member of a climbing party slid about 1,000 feet at the Hogsback section of the climb near the summit. Favorable weather should help rescuers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man in a wheelchair is recovering from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car last night at a Portland intersection. Police said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. They were unable to identify him because of his level of intoxication. The 20-year-old driver was cited for not having a driver’s license.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A 64-year-old Salem man convicted of giving two girls methamphetamine in exchange for sex has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Edward Randolph Johnston was found guilty Friday of 13 felony sex and drug charges. The Statesman Journal reports police arrested Johnston in October after they found a runaway girl at his home and found that he also had made a drugs-for-sex deal with at least one other underage girl.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Police Chief Michael Reese and other officials called a news conference today to discuss their plans to head off gang violence this summer. They are expected to discuss interventions. Summer historically brings an increase in gang violence in Portland.


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