1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/04/2013 04:15 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Legislature gets down to business today, opening a five-month session that will include a flurry of discussion on schools, prisons, pensions, guns and plenty more. Lawmakers took the oath of office three weeks ago but delayed their official start until this week. After the 2012 election, Democrats retained control of the Senate and picked up seats in the House, ending a tie with Republicans. They’ll now have an opportunity to push their own priorities without first securing the sign-off of GOP leaders. They’ll be eager to push for ideas that the GOP successfully blocked over the last two years.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A hospital official says an Eastern Oregon teenager who tried to commit suicide at a school playground has died. The spokesman with the Oregon Health and Science University says 15-year-old Jadin Bell died at the Portland hospital early yesterday afternoon. The teen attempted to hang himself Jan. 19 at an elementary school playground in La Grande, about 250 miles east of Portland. He’d complained to a school counselor about being bullied because he was gay.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 55-year-old man has died in his jail cell at the Multnomah County Detention Center Saturday night. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says the man was identified as David Chilton by the medical examiner’s office. He was in custody on a U.S. Marshal hold for bank robbery. A corrections deputy tried to wake Chilton for dinner Saturday in his cell but found the inmate unresponsive. Medical personnel tried unsuccessfully to revive him. A cause of death is pending further tests.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service says investigators believe a child porn convict who has been on the run since last Tuesday is being assisted while in hiding. Former Beaverton teacher Logan Storm disappeared hours after he was convicted in federal court in Portland of possessing child pornography, leaving behind his electronic monitoring bracelet. The Marshals Service said Saturday that Storm’s accomplices would be targeted for prosecution. No arrests have been made.


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