1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/13/2012 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say the gunman who killed two and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew. Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts says that Jacob Tyler Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines. The sheriff says the rifle jammed during the gunman’s attack, but he managed to get it working again. Authorities say they don’t yet have a motive for the attack.

UNDATED (AP) – Of the three people shot by a gunman at a crowded Oregon shopping mall, only one survived: a 15-year-old girl whose family said was recovering after the bullet missed major organs. Two people were killed in the shooting Tuesday – 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille, described as “everybody’s friend” and 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth, a father of two. Family says Forsyth was a loving husband, business owner and a youth sports coach. Yuille’s family says Cindy was a caring person.

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – The 80-year-old mayor of the northeast Oregon town of Hermiston has died following a heart attack. The East Oregonian says Bob Severson died Monday. He was hospitalized after a heart attack last Friday. The newspaper says Severson opened Bob’s Red Apple grocery after moving to the city in 1969. He later became president of the Rotary Club and a member of the Chamber of Commerce board. He served as a city councilor from 1994 to 2000 and became mayor in 2001.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – Voters have decided not to oust two school board members who are in a struggle with a new member of the Baker School Board in Eastern Oregon. The Baker City Herald reports that Lynne Burroughs and Mark Henderson won recall elections Tuesday, Burroughs by 55 percent to 45 percent and Henderson by 57 percent to 43 percent. In April, the two voted to censure 21-year-old board member Kyle Knight for disclosing confidential information. He has since sued the district.


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