3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/30/2012 10:30 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A lawsuit filed against the Lincoln County School District and some Newport teachers accuses them of failing to prevent a 6-year-old boy from sexually assaulting other students. The $3 million federal lawsuit filed on behalf of five elementary school students also alleges the abuse was never reported and parents were not informed. The Oregonian reports the boy touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself in classrooms and on the playground from the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2010.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) – Texas prison officials say a man serving a life term for the 2006 killing of a Lubbock State School co-worker has died of apparent natural causes. The officials said today that 62-year-old Mickey Patterson — who was arrested in Bend in 2009 — died in the infirmary at the prison in Amarillo on Wednesday.

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The century old Rager Ranger Station in the Ochoco National Forest is closing today due to budget cuts . Four employees stationed there are being relocated to the Paulina Ranger District office in Prineville. Supervisor Kate Klein tells KTVZ timber sales, grazing permits, recreation and firefighting activities will be managed from the Prineville office.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Zoo says an ultrasound of its elephant Rose-Tu shows that her calf is in the right position for the birth expected any day now. The ultrasound showed the feet entering the birth canal. Elephant babies are born feet-first. The zoo said Rose-Tu had not yet entered active labor. She’s being closely watched.


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