1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/06/2013 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) – Police in Kennewick, Wash., have issued an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old girl last seen leaving her school and getting into her boyfriend’s green Ford Escape SUV. The Tri-City Herald reports police believe Elizabeth Romero could be in danger and is believed to be with 19-year-old Edwardo Flores Rosales.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says Oregon’s Dungeness crabs are ready to eat in time for holiday feasting and fishing can begin Dec. 16. Hugh Link of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission says price negotiations between fishermen and processors start Monday in Newport. Crab landings were valued at $49 million last year.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – About 15 people gathered outside a McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Portland yesterday to lend their support to a national campaign for higher wages for fast-food workers. The Oregonian reported that as a lunchtime crowd passed, the protesters chanted: “Hey McDonald’s, you can’t hide. We can see your greedy side.” Workers did not strike or walk off the job.

FAIRVIEW, Ore. (AP) – An officer in a Portland-area town who shot a man this week has now been involved in two shootings in less than a month. Fairview police Chief Ken Johnson says Brian Gerkman has been put on administrative leave after he and two deputies responded to a call Tuesday. Johnson says Gerkman fired at Tyler Brown who lunged at him with a knife.


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