2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/20/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A fierce storm that pummeled Oregon with heavy rain and strong winds is being blamed for the death of a Seattle elk hunter in Tillamook County and a serious injury to a Portland police officer. The turbulent weather also stranded a woman at a flooded campsite in Clackamas County and tore off the roof a restaurant in Newport. The storm knocked out electricity to as many as 24,000 utility customers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Wind gusts hit 101 mph atop the Astoria-Megler bridge across the Columbia River yesterday. A commercial truck crossing that bridge tipped over, causing a major traffic headache. The strong winds prevented crews from removing the truck for hours. Other strong gusts on the coast included 98 mph at Yaquina Head, 85 mph at Lincoln City and 80 mph at Newport.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A member of an Oregon City faith-healing church will remain in prison while her manslaughter conviction is on appeal. A Clackamas County judge turned down a petition yesterday for early release while the conviction of Shannon Mae Hickman is reviewed by the Oregon Court of Appeals. She and her husband began serving a six-year sentence last month in the death of her premature infant son.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The Jackson County sheriff’s office says an inmate escaped last night from the recreation yard at the jail in Medford. Authorities are looking for 42-year-old Bradley William Monical, who is considered a threat. He was jailed facing robbery charges.


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