3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/13/2012 10:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – A Beaverton High School student who was crowned homecoming queen a month ago has died of a rare form of thyroid cancer. Students selected 14-year-old Maddie Lauer as their homecoming queen even though she was only a freshman. Friends of Maddie told KOIN they’re wearing purple – her favorite color – to school today.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Ex-Portland police officer Scott Elliott pleaded guilty in federal court to receipt of child pornography and faces a mandatory 5-year prison term when he is sentenced Feb. 14. The Oregonian reports Elliott once worked registering others as sex offenders. Now he’ll have to register as a sex offender himself.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The March of Dimes Foundation has persuaded 35 of Oregon’s 58 hospitals to stop scheduling early deliveries unless there’s a medical reason. Patients who asked for an induced birth because of back pain or for scheduling reasons are told to wait for the full 39 weeks of pregnancy. The reason is to avoid risks that the baby may die or have lung problems or reduced brain function.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Police have solved the mystery of blood found at a construction site in Bend. Workers who found the blood Friday on the ground and a piece of concrete suspected a crime. KTVZ reports detectives were at the scene yesterday when a man approached and said it was his blood. He proved it with cell phone photos. He told officers he’d been in an argument with his girlfriend and cut his arms and sent photos to her.


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