1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/04/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police used a beanbag shotgun on a man who had been reported walking in and out of traffic and banging on cars in southwest Portland. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the 31-year-old man told responding officers he had a gun yesterday afternoon and motioned to his waistband. When he refused to obey police commands, one officer fired a beanbag shotgun at him.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Marion County sheriff’s spokesman says a Salem, Ore., man who failed to show up for grand jury duty after saying he could serve was found in contempt of court and jailed for 24 hours. Sgt. Chris Baldridge says 48-year-old James McCalmon II had agreed to serve on a grand jury after he was initially summoned.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A skier injured when an allegedly drunken snowboarder collided with her has filed a $900,000 lawsuit against the snowboarder and Skibowl. The suit from Maria Stanila alleges the Mount Hood ski resort has a permissive attitude toward alcohol, creating an environment in which sober and intoxicated people ski and snowboard next to each other. Skibowl’s attorney told The Oregonian that the suit has no merit.

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) – A half ton of stinking mink carcasses spilled into the boat basin at the Port of Brookings Harbor on the Southern Oregon Coast. The port manager said they got it all cleaned up. He says crab fishermen have their own secret ingredients for bait, and mink carcasses are one of them.


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