1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/12/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police says three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in the Portland area. Clackamas County sheriff’s Lt. James Rhodes says the gunman fatally shot two people, and another person was wounded, in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at the Clackamas Town Center. Authorities say the man who opened fire in the suburban Portland shopping mall apparently killed himself after fatally shooting the others. No names have been released.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Police in Springfield say a teen who was carrying two air rifles to school for a project caused a scare that prompted a temporary lockdown of several schools. Sgt. R.A. Lewis says extra security measures were put in place Tuesday morning after a passer-by contacted police after seeing the teen. Lewis tells The Register-Guard that police searched the area and determined the youth was a high school student with a pair of air rifles that were intended to be used as “props.”

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have arrested the father of the 11-year-old Portland boy who is accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded pistol. Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says a search warrant was issued yesterday and Joseph Charlton was taken into custody. The 34-year-old is the first person to be arrested under a city ordinance prohibiting adults from leaving unsecured firearms where minors can access them.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon epidemiologist says about 90 of the 220 medical professionals who attended a private meeting at the Oregon Zoo became ill. Oregon Public Health’s Dr. Katrina Hedberg says no one was hospitalized but those who developed gastro-intestinal symptoms were very ill. She tells The Oregonian that the highly contagious norovirus is “the most likely culprit.” Scientists are trying to learn the source of the contamination at the Dec. 5 meeting of Women’s Healthcare Associates.


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