1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/06/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Supreme Court has censured former Polk County Circuit Court Judge Fred Avera for deciding a divorce case two and a half years after it was filed. The Salem Statesman-Journal reports the divorce proceeding was filed in Polk County in February 2009. Avera took the matter under advisement in April 2010, and it remained there for over a year.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – An Albany Fire Department diver pulled a swimmer from the Calapooia River late Saturday afternoon. The swimmer was given CPR and then taken to Albany General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Albany firefighters told The Corvallis Gazette-Times the swimmer was trying to cross the Calapooia near its confluence with the Willamette River.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An agreement for using water from central Oregon’s Prineville Reservoir has received the backing of major user groups but needs approval by Congress. The Oregonian reports talks that concluded last week led to an agreement between the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, agricultural interests, the city of Prineville and conservation groups.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The CEO for Consumer Cellular says the company has hired about 45 T-Mobile call center employees as it prepares to open its own call center in Redmond. The Redmond T-Mobile USA Call Center closed in June at a cost to the city of about 360 jobs. Portland-based Consumer Cellular will open its call center today in the former T-Mobile USA Call Center location.


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