2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/18/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Two Hillsboro police officers fired their guns at a man who appeared to be pointing a pistol at them, but no one was hit. The man surrendered early this morning after officers surrounded an apartment complex. Police say officers were responding to a report that a man was threatening to harm himself. The weapon he was carrying turned out to be a pellet gun.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – District attorneys in Deschutes and Sherman counties have determined that Oregon State Police troopers were justified in using deadly force during two traffic stops last month. The unrelated shootings occurred within two days. In both cases, prosecutors said the troopers acted in self-defense.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The State Land Board has allotted an extra $12 million from the Oregon Common School Fund to help districts statewide. To help balance this year’s budget, the state Legislature asked the land board to withdraw more money than usual from the fund to help schools. The extra money approved yesterday brings this year’s total distribution to schools to $65 million.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard has plucked a man experiencing heart problems from a cruise ship off the north Oregon coast and flown him to waiting medics at Astoria, Ore. A Coast Guard helicopter crew used a rescue stretcher to hoist the man Monday night from the cruise ship Zaandam. The man’s condition was not known.


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