2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/21/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) – Paramedics say a hiker has been rescued after falling 25 feet down a steep slope in the Mount Hood National Forest. The Oregonian reports that the hiker was trapped against a large bush. Rescuers say it appears the bush prevented the hiker from continuing to tumble several hundred feet down into the Clackamas River. The unidentified hiker was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have arrested a Seattle man after a traffic stop near Ashland led a trooper to find 13 ounces of cocaine. State Police say the trooper stopped the car Tuesday on I-5 because the passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The investigation led the trooper to the cocaine. Gerald Riggins was arrested for investigation of drug charges.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $300,000 to a family whose complaint about an investigation by child protection workers went before the U.S. Supreme Court last year. The family lawyer and the Oregon Department of Justice confirmed the out-of-court settlement was reached last month.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Photos from an automated trail camera on Mount Hood appear to show a rare mountain fox that’s known to exist in California, but isn’t well documented in Oregon. Scientists hope to get hair and saliva samples for DNA tests that could confirm they’re Sierra Nevada red foxes, one of the rarest mammals in North America.


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