1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/04/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


BANDON, Ore. (AP) – The Coos County District Attorney’s office reports one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a dispute on U.S. 101 turned deadly Sunday evening. The Oregonian reports the alleged shooter is in custody. Timothy Allen Henson is charged with one count of murder, attempted murder and assault in the second degree. He is to be arraigned today.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Salem police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a local Walmart store as 28-year-old Bryan John Lee Knorr of Salem. The Statesman Journal says the shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. Sunday. Lt. Dave Okada says the victim had been shopping and was confronted in the parking lot by the suspect.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials say a dramatic fire at vacant hotel in North Portland has caused an estimated $5.6 million in damages. Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Michael Silva tells the Oregonian that arson has not been ruled out as a cause of the five-alarm fire that took more than 200 fire crew members from around the region to put out.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Colleges in Portland are among higher learning institutions gearing up to better accommodate a growing population of veterans. The American Council on Education recently released a report that surveyed 690 public and private institutions nationwide and found that 62 percent of them provided services for veterans. That’s up from 57 percent in 2009.


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