3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/01/2013 10:31 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) – Police in Molalla say a dispatcher received a cellphone call and overheard a drug deal taking place. A phone in the woman’s pocket inadvertently dialed 911 early Tuesday and dispatchers heard a conversation with a man about drugs. KGW reports police tracked the GPS signal to a car in an alley about a block away. An officer found methamphetamine and arrested a man on drug charges. The woman was cited for possessing marijuana. She hung up her phone.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Apartment managers who were starting to evict a tenant in northwest Portland found several stolen bikes, bike frames and boxes of parts as they prepared to clean out his rooms. KOIN reports the tenant returned yesterday to find police waiting. The 27-year-old man was jailed on theft and methamphetamine charges.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – North Eugene High School is ending a small school experiment that began seven years ago with a $900,000 grant from the Gates Foundation. The Eugene School District says North’s three small schools – IDEAS, Academy of Arts, and the International High School – will disappear next fall. Principal Eric Anderson says teachers and staff made the decision concerned about student equity.

ARCH CAPE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say 61-year-old Connie Marie Peterman of Kirkland, Wash., was struck by a car and killed Wednesday while walking along Highway 101 at Arch Cape. The Daily Astorian reports she had been staying with a relative in the area, just south of Cannon Beach.


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