2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/14/2015 09:24 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A wintry storm in southern and central Oregon knocked out power for thousands and caused several highway closures. Pacific Power says people should be prepared for their electricity to be out until this evening. ODOT closed several stretches of highway because conditions were too dangerous or crews needed time to clear multiple weather-related crashes.

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) – Clackamas County authorities say a couple and two young children who went missing on a sledding trip to Mt. Hood have been found. KGW-TV reports that the missing group had left for the mountain Saturday and failed to return as planned. Jose Correa, his 17-year-old girlfriend and two children were found stuck in the snow yesterday. They did not require medical attention.

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the death of a woman who was shot outside a Redmond home while trying to flee the man. The Bend Bulletin reports that Mario Morataya faces charges of murder, kidnapping, assault and unlawful use of a weapon in the Friday night death of Rebekah Gomes.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Lowell School District superintendent is working to establish a task force that will help determine whether district teachers will be allowed to carry guns on campus. The Register-Guard reports that Superintendent Walt Hanline, who opposes teachers having guns in the classroom, says the task force will be comprised of experts on both sides of the issue.


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