2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/14/2013 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Polish military officer visiting the United States for training with a drone manufacturer fell about 1,000 feet to his death while recreationally climbing Oregon’s Mount Hood. Authorities said the body of Sebastian Kinasiewicz (kihn-AH’-suh-vich) was spotted from the air yesterday by a National Guard helicopter. The Hood River County sheriff’s office said it was too dangerous to immediately recover the body because boulders were falling nearby.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say two people are dead and two others are seriously hurt after a head-on crash last evening that closed State Highway 22 near Stayton for hours. Troopers said the driver and a passenger in one vehicle were killed and the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were taken to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A sheriff’s officer says a motorcyclist killed in a high-speed weekend crash north of Estacada was a 21-year-old man from the Seattle suburb of Bothell. Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Kraus identified the victim yesterday as Alexander Mezich. Witnesses told deputies the motorcycle raced past them Saturday night at speeds estimated to be more than 100 mph.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Secretary of State auditors estimate if all high-risk criminal offenders in Oregon received drug treatment, state programs and crime victims would have saved $22 million between 2008 and 2011. The audit tracked 4,500 offenders who were the most likely to re-offend and who had a serious drug problem. The Oregonian reports auditors say Medicaid could cover the cost of drug treatment through the Affordable Care Act.


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