3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/06/2012 10:34 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman arrested after the death of a 10-year-old Fairview girl could face additional charges after the death was ruled a homicide. The medical examiner found yesterday that Miranda Crockett was drowned at her apartment Nov. 24. Police arrested 34-year-old Chandra Rose the next day on criminal mistreatment and reckless endangerment charges. Rose is the girlfriend of Crockett’s father who was working at the time of the death.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A man who worked as an Oregon Department of Corrections officer has been found guilty in Salem of shooting at two police officers. Michael Wilson Yann of Turner will be sentenced Dec. 11 for attempted aggravated murder and unlawful use of a firearm. Yann had been drinking April 14 when the two officers responded to a report he was staggering down a road. Police say he ran inside his house and fired several shots at the officers. He surrendered after a four-hour standoff.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Department of Environmental Quality holds the last of three public hearings this evening in Portland on the Ambre Energy plan to export coal through Oregon to Asia. The company says it will take steps to reduce coal dust and other pollution, but the proposal is opposed by The Sierra Club, Columbia Riverkeeper and other environmental groups. Coal from Montana and Wyoming would be delivered by train to barges at Boardman.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The new chairman of Washington County Republicans has quit, hours after The Oregonian newspaper published an email in which he equated the Democratic Party with communism and called liberalism an “atheistic cult.” The newspaper reports Gary Bray said he’s returning to his lumber business. State GOP officials quickly distanced themselves from the email, and GOP legislators pressed him to resign. Washington is a swing county pivotal to Republican efforts to reduce Democratic dominance of Oregon politics.


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