1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/03/2013 03:59 AM

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Police in Springfield, Ore., say a 12-year-old boy who was pulled from a swimming pool died from a medical condition, not from drowning. The Register-Guard reports a police statement issued yesterday said the unidentified Douglas County boy was pulled from the Splash! at Lively Park swimming pool last Friday. The statement said the child’s family wanted to thank pool personnel for their efforts to save him. At the family’s request, no other details were released.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A Washington judge has given a former Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s sergeant a 30-day work crew sentence for fracturing his adult stepson’s cheekbone in a fight. The Columbian says with credit for seven days in jail, 47-year-old Steven Hyson will serve just 23 days on the work crew. Hyson was sentenced yesterday in Clark County Superior Court in Vancouver. He pleaded guilty March 27 to fourth-degree assault of his stepson and felony domestic violence harassment.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Marion County, Ore., sheriff’s spokesman says a small fire discovered last night in the dorm area of the county jail’s work center was quickly extinguished. Spokesman Don Thomson says no one was hurt. Salem firefighters quickly put out the blaze. The cause is under investigation. Thomson says the fire caused 135 inmates to be moved to the main jail.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample has been officially installed as the 11th archbishop of Portland. Then-Pope Benedict XVI appointed Sample in January. He will lead an estimated 400,000 Catholics in the second-oldest archdiocese in the United States. Sample succeeds Portland’s retiring archbishop, the Most Rev. John Vlazny. The Oregonian reports that Cardinal William Levada, the former archbishop of Portland, was among those attended yesterday’s ceremony at the Chiles Center.


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