3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/02/2013 10:32 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) – Hundreds of people gathered spontaneously yesterday at the Clackamas High School baseball field after they learned about the death of the 7-year-old son of the baseball coach. Jacob Arntson was riding with his father John Arntson on I-84 Monday afternoon when their pickup truck slid on ice over the guardrail and into the Columbia River near Mosier. The coach wasn’t able to save his son and swam to shore. Divers recovered the boy’s body Monday night in about 40 feet of water.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Salem Fire Department says heavy equipment will remove portions of a collapsed roof today to help investigators find the cause of a New Year’s Eve fire that damaged five businesses in a strip mall. The three-alarm fire burned into yesterday at Academy Square, with flames shooting through the roof in places.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man who jumped to his death from the 11th story of a Portland apartment building was apparently high on illegal mushrooms. Witnesses told police the man jumped without warning about 2:30 a.m. yesterday. He told friends at party earlier that he had consumed the mushrooms. Illegal mushrooms often cause hallucinations.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – For the third year in a row, the robin was the most-seen bird in an annual count by birdwatchers around Ashland. More than 6,700 robins were spotted in an area with a 15-mile diameter during the Christmas Bird Count. Second was the dark-eyed junco with more than 1,800 and third was the golden-crowned sparrow with more than 700.


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