3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/11/2012 10:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A driver who passed an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife trooper going more than 90 mph had a message on the bumper that asked, “How’s my driving?” The trooper pulled over the driver last week at Gladstone with the answer. He arrested the Milwaukie man for DUI. The Oregonian reports “How’s my driving?” had been written by a finger in the dirt on the rear bumper.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The 11-year-old boy accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun is well known as a troublemaker in his Portland neighborhood. The Centennial Community Association held a meeting yesterday with a police officer to air their concerns that the boy and a 7-year-old accomplice had been returned to their parents after the attempted carjacking Saturday in a church parking lot. Neighbors say he is responsible for threats and rock-throwing vandalism.

GRAND RONDE, Ore. (AP) – A pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 18 yesterday afternoon in Grand Ronde. State Police say the 57-year-old woman was crossing the highway with another woman after leaving a restaurant when she was hit by a pickup truck. The Statesman Journal reports the other woman was not injured.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Eugene City Council has picked a vacant city-owned lot for a homeless village. The council voted yesterday to select a nonprofit organization to operate Opportunity Village Eugene. The council also indicated it would approve 6-foot by 14-foot wood and vinyl structures called Conestoga huts.


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