1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/29/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say employees of a Fred Meyer store in southeast Portland report that a man who was stopped by store security officers on suspicion of shoplifting pointed a handgun at them, ran out of the store, ran back in to retrieve a prescription, then fled. Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers searching the neighborhood yesterday afternoon arrested a 23-year-old man. They also located a replica firearm believed used in the store.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fewer Oregonians are hunting and fishing, translating into less money to sustain wildlife management and conservation. The state’s wildlife agency wants to raise fees for the outdoor enthusiasts who remain. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to request a bigger share of general fund revenue and more frequent increases in license and tag fees. It will unveil a budget blueprint Thursday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state Rep. Jason Conger’s U.S. Senate race fundraising has fallen. Federal Election Commission records show Conger raised $64,000 during the first quarter of the year, down from $280,000 in the previous three months. GOP rival Monica Wehby raised $590,000. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Jeff Merkley, who raised $1 million.

BAINVILLE, Mont. (AP) – An Amtrak train carrying 117 passengers has resumed its journey to Portland and Seattle after it partially derailed in northeastern Montana, causing minor injuries to one passenger. Amtrak says two cars on the 13-car Empire Builder slipped off the tracks at a switch yesterday afternoon near Bainville. Amtrak says the injured passenger was treated at the scene.


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