1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/14/2012 03:59 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have released the official causes of death for the victims and suspect in Tuesday’s rampage at a Portland mall. A release issued last night by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says the autopsies of the three were completed by the Oregon Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the report, 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth died of a single gunshot wound to the head, and 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille died of a single gunshot wound to the back. The alleged shooter, Jacob Tyler Roberts, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. A third victim is hospitalized in serious condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The man who police say opened fire at an Oregon mall, killing two and injuring a teenage girl, had told friends of plans to live in Hawaii. Jacob Tyler Roberts’ roommate Jaime Eheler says Roberts had recently quit his job at a gyro shop in Portland, sold his belongings, and put his car up for sale on Craigslist in advance of his planned move. Police say Roberts visited Eheler’s brother, hugged him and told him he was going “somewhere south, somewhere warm,” before Tuesday’s rampage.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California appellate court has upheld a Santa Barbara judge’s order saying the Boy Scouts of America must surrender decades of confidential files detailing alleged child sex abuse. A Scouts spokesman told the Los Angeles Times yesterday the organization will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. A lawsuit alleges that a local Scouts official tried to keep a boy’s mother from reporting his 2007 abuse by a volunteer leader to police. The youth group denies the allegations.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says the same driver is believed to have been involved in three hit-and-run crashes yesterday before fleeing his vehicle. A 33-year-old Happy Valley, Ore., man was later arrested. The sheriff’s office says that in the first crash, a white pickup crashed into two other vehicles on an Interstate 205 ramp, then fled. Two people were injured. A citizen who started following the pickup while staying on the phone with 911 reported seeing the driver speeding and running red lights. A second collision involved one other vehicle, and one injury.


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