1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/06/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is reported to have performed CPR on an unconscious woman in downtown Portland, assisting her until medics could arrive. KGW-TV says a spokesperson for the governor confirms that Kitzhaber was traveling through downtown Portland last night when he noticed a woman on the ground. The spokesperson says the governor told his driver to pull over, asked his security officers to call medics and he began CPR. Kitzhaber is a former emergency room doctor. She is expected to survive.

SEATTLE (AP) – The 6-year-old boy taken at knifepoint from an Auburn, Washington, home was found safe and his mother was arrested following a high speed chase that ended in the Stevens Pass area. An Amber alert had been issued yesterday morning for Mason Bennatts-Miller, who is described as autistic. Authorities say his mother, who does not have custody, forced her way into his grandmother’s home at knifepoint Sunday night, tied her up and took the boy.

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Central Oregon prison. KTVZ-TV reports 31-year-old Clinton Swearingen was from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution near Madras. Swearingen was serving time on theft and burglary convictions in Linn County.

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – Nine young inmates were put in isolation after a disagreement between two of them led to a group barricading themselves inside a dormitory. The interim superintendent of the Oregon Youth Authority says the young people challenged staff members, who were eventually able to talk them out of the dorm.


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