1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/21/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A 27-year-old man police say fired rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun in the parking lot of a lumber mill has been arrested and there are no injuries. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Jasper Mill for a call from an employee reporting an armed man firing in the parking lot. Police say Mathew Scott Gray tried to drive away but was confronted by officers and complied with commands.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State officials are cracking down on how school districts handle special-needs students who have outbursts. The Oregonian reports that officials sent a strongly worded memo to all school districts this year telling them they cannot shorten a special education student’s day except under limited circumstances. Federal law says special-needs students must be educated alongside their non-disabled peers as much as possible.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Klamath County officials in southern Oregon are reforming a drug investigation team due to the rise of methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. A spokesman with the Oregon State Police says drug traffickers are using U.S. Highway 97 as a corridor and it’s critical that Klamath County have a drug team. Officials tell the Herald and News that the drug team will be up and running in early April.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A climber who fell 15 feet at a remote part of Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon has been hoisted out and taken to a hospital. The Bulletin reports that 37-year-old Andrew Duncan of Portland fell while attempting to clip into an anchor. So the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team hoisted Duncan 125 feet up a rock face.


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