2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/20/2013 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The former head of Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board who resigned while under investigation is now working for Portland police. Mary Claire Buckley is responsible for police compliance with federally mandated reforms. The Oregonian reports Buckley resigned from the state review board last summer amid complaints from her staff that she was verbally abusive and threatening.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Federal regulators say Oregon is not doing enough to protect water and fish from pollution generated by logging on private lands, stormwater runoff from construction sites, and septic tanks. The EPA and NOAA said yesterday they plan to reject portions of Oregon’s program for limiting coastal pollution from non-point sources. State officials say they feel they are doing a good job.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has found that a suburban Portland officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man during a welfare check on Dec 3. Multnomah County prosecutors said yesterday that grand jurors charged the man who was shot with attempted second-degree assault.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say four adults and two children were injured and State Highway 30 was temporarily closed about 10 miles east of Astoria after a head-on crash. Troopers say a westbound pickup driven crossed the centerline and collided with a car carrying three adults and two children late yesterday afternoon. The pickup driver was ejected and seriously injured.


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