2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/07/2014 09:29 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Another 6 to 12 inches of snow is forecast today for Oregon, on top of a powerful storm that hammered the Pacific Northwest yesterday. The storm caused a string of highway crashes, including one on Interstate 5 in southwest Washington that left one person dead. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is telling only essential public employees to come to work today.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 41-year-old fugitive suspected of fatally shooting a county employee who was attempting to pull over his pickup truck south of Portland yesterday. Police say the suspect, Dirck White, has an outstanding warrant for arrest on a weapons violation. The employee’s name hasn’t been released, pending notification of relatives.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Former Republican legislator Patrick Sheehan acknowledges that he doesn’t have any proof to back up his allegations that federal officials were intentionally misled about progress in setting up Oregon’s troubled health exchange. Sheehan says he told the FBI in 2012 about information he heard from a source he declined to identify. Cover Oregon officials say they’ve never been contacted by the FBI.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The winter storm has forced Oregon and Oregon State to push back women’s Pac-12 games scheduled for today. Utah’s flight into Eugene was canceled yesterday because of a snowstorm that blanketed the state. Up to 5 inches of snow fell in Corvallis, home of Oregon State, with more snow expected today.


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