1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/23/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – State officials are looking for alternatives after voters in two Oregon timber counties turned down tax increases to fund law enforcement. The outcome puts Curry County closer to going broke and a potential state takeover. Josephine County is looking at further law enforcement cuts. Voters in a third timber county, Lane, approved a jail levy.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies have recovered a man’s body from the Willamette River. Lt. Steve Alexander says the body was discovered yesterday near the west bank of the river, near St. Johns Bridge. Alexander says the man’s identity won’t be released until relatives are notified. The body has been turned over to the county medical examiner.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A suburban Portland police officer already accused of food stamp fraud has been arrested by SWAT officers at his Vancouver, Wash., home in connection with the sexual assault of a 5-year-old child. The Oregonian says 33-year-old Christopher Warren was arrested yesterday. He was booked into the Clark County Jail for investigation of child rape.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath County grand jury has returned indictments against 47 people in last week’s drug raids in Klamath County. The indictments show 28 people indicted on racketeering charges, alleging they were part of a criminal enterprise dating to October that was devoted to selling methamphetamine. Some could face 18 years in prison if convicted.


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