2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/12/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A suburban Portland mall remains closed while crime scene experts detail the shooting that left three people dead and one wounded and sent Santa and thousands of shoppers running. Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Phillips says the shooter was a man in his 20s who apparently fired at random before taking his own life at the Clackamas Town Center.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say there’s no known connection between the gunman and the man and woman who were killed and the young woman who was wounded in a Portland-area mall. Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland says the survivor — identified as Kristina Shevchenko — is in serious condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Pacific Northwest grain terminal companies and the longshore union have resumed contract talks in hopes of averting a lockout. A federal mediator has joined the two sides and another session is scheduled for today. The Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association had given longshoremen until Dec. 8 to accept its final offer, but the deadline passed without a lockout.

NEW YORK (AP) – Toronto center-forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA yestersday for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in the Raptors’ loss at Portland on Monday night. Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball following a Portland free throw in the third quarter. After Jones ejected him and started to walk away, Johnson threw his mouthpiece in Jones’ direction.


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