1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/14/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials have identified the climber who died yesterday after falling about 1,000 feet from Mount Hood. Hood River County sheriff’s spokesman Pete Hughes says 57-year-old Robert Cormier of Jersey City, New Jersey, ascended Mount Hood’s south side with two others but continued alone when one of his companions suffered a leg cramp. Cormier appeared to reach the summit before he fell near Eliot Glacier.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Albany police say a 36-year-old Albany woman has been shot to death in her apartment and they’re appealing to the public for information about her. Police say they got a call about 2 a.m. yesterday from the woman’s 8-year-old child saying she was bleeding. Capt. Eric Carter says there’s no indication of suicide.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Polk County sheriff’s office says a deputy assigned to the jail has been accused of theft and official misconduct. The sheriff’s office says Deputy Josh Williams is on paid leave during the investigation. Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe tells the Salem Statesman Journal that Williams’ duties include booking and receiving prisoners, and caring for them.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon teachers union wants the state to put off Common Core tests next year because a majority of students are expected to fail. But state schools chief Rob Saxton has refused. The Oregonian reports that 35 percent to 40 percent of Oregon students will pass the first year. Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering says some teachers have not had enough time and training in teaching to the tests.


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