1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/12/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police have arrested two 17-year-old teens for allegedly throwing rocks at cars on Interstate 205. The boys were charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief and released to their parents. Officers were alerted Sunday afternoon when two motorists reported that someone threw rocks onto their cars as they were driving northbound on I-205. No one was hurt. Police checked the area near the highway overpass and took the two teens into custody.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have arrested a 66-year-old Milwaukie-area man following a crash on Highway 99E in Oak Grove south of Portland that injured another driver and pedestrian. Trooper Ted Moisan says Michael John Dec was lodged into Clackamas County Jail for investigation of drunk driving, reckless driving, assault and criminal mischief. Moisan says Dec’s pickup truck collided with a station wagon driven by 59-year-old Cathy Bennett on Saturday night.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Applegate Valley fire district officials are trying to recruit volunteer firefighters as older volunteers cut back on their service, creating gaps at some of the district’s seven fire stations. District operations chief Chris Wolfard indicates in a letter being sent out to the public that the goal is to add at least two firefighters to each fire station. The Mail Tribune says Applegate Valley volunteers tend to be older because of demographics, but the district would like to recruit some young volunteers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregonian analysis of state marijuana data finds that the Josephine County is home to the highest concentration of medical marijuana patients in the state. The newspaper says the effect of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act on southern Oregon has been profound, legitimizing clandestine growers and bringing their industry into the mainstream. Statewide, 15 out of 1,000 Oregonians are medical marijuana patients. Jackson County has more than twice that many, and Josephine County has more than triple the state average.


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