1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/10/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – In the midst of major state efforts to boost high school graduation and college attendance, statewide tests show Oregon students holding steady in proficiency in reading, writing, math and science. The results of the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills were released today by the Oregon Department of Education. Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton said it takes time to transform education, and he is confident that things will improve in the years to come.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes. An FBI official in Detroit confirmed that the bureau is looking at an Oregon research center. Investigators also have raided facilities in Michigan and Arizona. Authorities won’t go into detail about what they’re examining.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 23-year-old man indicted in last November’s fatal shooting of a man outside a northeast Portland nightclub has been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada. Portland police say Xavier Bolden is awaiting extradition to Oregon. A grand jury has indicted Bolden in the death of 30-year-old Durieul Harris and the injury of two other people.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A health official says a 4-year-old Oregon girl has died from complications associated with an E. coli infection. A spokeswoman for a children’s hospital says Serena Profitt of Lincoln County died Monday night. The spokeswoman says the little girl tested positive for E. coli but the state public health lab hasn’t yet confirmed the strain.


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