3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/13/2012 10:29 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 a suburban Portland mall 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.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The father of the 11-year-old Portland boy accused of attempted robbery has been arraigned on a charge of endangering a child by allowing access to a firearm. Joseph Charlton is the first person charged under an ordinance holding parents responsible when a gun ends up in the hands of a child.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – The Department of Energy has awarded $4 million to a Seattle company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay. The World reports Principle Power plans to install wind turbines on five floating foundations 15 miles offshore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man who threatened President Obama in phone calls to the media has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison. Darryl Swanson apologized to the judge who also ordered three years of supervision after his release. Swenson called The Oregonian newspaper and government offices last year saying the government owned him trillions of dollars. In a call to The Associated Press he said he might contact al-Quida and attack the White House.


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