1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/02/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – One man has been arrested and several other Occupy Portland demonstrators have cleared out after police notified them their encampment outside City Hall was a public nuisance. Police arrived about 11:30 a.m. yesterday, prompting demonstrators to move out. Authorities say 45-year-old Terry L. Yancy faces a charge of interfering with a police officer.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – Police arrested a paid signature gatherer at the Coos County Fair after she declined to move away from the entrance and wouldn’t give her name to the arresting officer. Fifty-year-old Laurie Grooman of Newberg was charged with criminal trespassing and interfering with a police officer. The World newspaper says Grooman was collecting signatures for a home rule charter proposal that would alter Coos County government.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – A body found in a Linn County reservoir has been identified as that of a 40-year-old man who left a suicide note. Sheriff Tim Mueller said yesterday that deputies recovered the body from Carmen Reservoir on July 28 and dental records confirmed it was Jonathan Harper of Eugene. The sheriff’s office found a backpack that belonged to Harper on July 10, prompting Eugene police to check his residence. Officers discovered the note dated July 9. Mueller says foul play is not suspected.

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The Crook County sheriff’s office says a family member has located a missing motorist near the Ochoco Reservoir in central Oregon. Undersheriff John Gautney says 60-year-old David Whitson was traveling from La Grande to Albany on Tuesday when he called relatives to tell them he ran out of gas. The relative found him alive about 4 p.m. yesterday.


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