3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/24/2012 10:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Search and rescue crews are looking for a man and his 6-year-old nephew who didn’t show up after a day hike at Multnomah Falls. KATU-TV reports the boy’s great-grandmother, who had been waiting for the hikers, called police to report them missing around 1 a.m. and search teams started looking this morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Milwaukie softball coach has been charged with sexually abusing one of his players. The Oregonian reports 47-year-old Garry Clausen was arraigned yesterday on eight counts of second-degree sexual abuse in Clackamas County. Clausen is accused of sexual involvement with a 16-year-old girl who played for a Mt. Hood Little League softball team he coached last year.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say two men arrested after Portland police found 22 pounds of meth in their car have pleaded not guilty to drug charges. Police who searched the car during an Aug. 14 traffic stop found the drug in a suitcase. Prosecutors say a search of one man’s home turned up more meth and a gun. An Oct. 23 trial date is set for Bladimir Nunez-Maciel and Marlon Rovello Paz.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene has officially closed its city hall. The Register Guard reports the city decided more than a decade ago that the building was too small, energy inefficient and earthquake vulnerable. City Hall will be mothballed until the council decides what to do. Meantime, City Council meetings will be held in the downtown Public Library during September and October, before moving to Harris Hall in Lane County’s headquarters building.


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