2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/30/2014 09:27 AM

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/268
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) – Forecasters and emergency responders are warning Northwest residents to be careful around rivers and lakes as temperatures rise into the 70s and 80s today and tomorrow. Rivers fed by melting snow are around 45-to-50 degrees. People who jump or fall in could be immobilized by cold water shock or suffer from hypothermia. They also could be swept away in fast-moving currents. In addition, warming has raised the avalanche danger for the Mount Hood area.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A former Oregon State Police trooper has been arrested on multiple child pornography counts. The Daily Astorian reports that David Corkett faces 27 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse. Authorities say Corkett was believed to be living in the Bridgeport, Calif., area when postal inspectors contacted postal inspectors last week for help in serving a warrant on the child porn charges.

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) – Police are trying to identify a couple who used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy hay and horse feed Saturday at a store in Rogue River. They also passed another fake $100 bill at a drug store in the city. The Mail Tribune reports the counterfeit money was detected Monday when it was deposited at a credit union.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Police in Springfield say a man armed himself with a hammer and pick ax and chased two women walking past his house. Police say one woman hit by the ax was taken to a hospital. Police say Thomas Robert Murphy was arrested yesterday for investigation of attempted murder and other charges. They say neither woman knew the man.


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