2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/28/2013 09:32 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Homicide detectives suspect the shooting death of a young man at a northeast Portland gas station yesterday was gang-related. Police said Edward Jewell Paden, Jr. was standing near a gas pump when he was shot. He died at the scene. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the shooting followed a disturbance in the lot of the Valero Gas Station.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say the rider of a stolen motorcycle fled on foot yesterday after rear-ending an SUV on an I-205 near Portland. Police say the man had obvious injuries that included bleeding from the face from landing on the pavement. A search by OSP and the Clackamas County sheriff’s office was unable to find the man. The driver and a passenger in the SUV were not hurt.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A plan to cut pension benefits for retired and active government workers in Oregon would be unfair and irresponsible. That assessment was leveled at legislative committees yesterday by the people who would see smaller payments under a plan to boost current spending by cutting retirement benefits. Retirees say it’s immoral for the state to change the benefits they’re counting on. Instead of cutting pensions, retirees urged lawmakers to raise taxes on the rich.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The wandering wolf OR-7 is in his second week back from California and has moved to Jackson County in southwestern Oregon, where he’s been feeding on a dead elk. State wildlife biologist Mark Vargas tells the Medford Mail Tribune he found fresh wolf tracks and got close enough for a strong signal from the radio transmitter in the wolf’s collar. The biologist says he found only a single set of wolf tracks, so OR-7 hasn’t found the mate experts think he’s seeking.


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