1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/06/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon authorities say an autopsy shows an 88-year-old man who set fire to his house and fatally shot a police officer wasn’t killed by a SWAT team. A Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman says Lawrence Cambra’s death was a suicide caused by a single gunshot to the chest. Investigators say the Oregon City man shot reserve officer Robert Libke in the face.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Salem, Ore., say a 17-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered while “car surfing” with other teens last weekend. The Statesman Journal reports that authorities say Marisol Quesada died early Monday at a Portland hospital. Authorities say Quesada was one of two teens thrown while riding on the back of a sedan.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say a pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit last night by a MAX light rail train. The accident in southwest Portland also disrupted some light rail traffic. A police spokesman says transit police are investigating.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall has pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery for crimes the FBI ascribed to the “Tall Man” bandit. The Register-Guard reports that 26-year-old Chet Evans admitted yesterday to robbing four Eugene banks and two more in Springfield between February and mid-March. He faces a maximum 20 years on each count in federal court.


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