1st AP Oregon News Minute

December 31, 2013 8:53 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/267 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) – Police in Lincoln City, Ore., say their search for a shrimp fisherman missing on Siletz Bay on the Oregon coast has been called off. A police spokesman says a jacket believed to belong to 56-year-old Brian Andrew Martin of Salem was recovered from the water. Authorities say Martin and a friend set out about 3 a.m. yesterday but they became separated.

LEES CAMP, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say they will likely release the identity today of a 21-year-old woman who died after losing control of her car, which plunged down an embankment. Lt. Gregg Hastings says it appears the woman was trying to pass two other vehicles yesterday on State Highway 6 near Lees Camp. Firefighters used ropes to access the overturned car in a creek.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – A Moses Lake, Wash., man has arrested on kidnapping and other charges for allegedly trying to force his girlfriend at knifepoint into a trip to Las Vegas to get married. The Baker City Herald reported yesterday that 23-year-old Virginia Valdez screamed for help at a truck stop Friday in Baker City. She told officers that 22-year-old Thomas Martin Pfeiffer forced her and their 22-month-old daughter to make the trip.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland are issuing their New Year’s Eve warning against celebratory gunfire in city neighborhoods. Police say officers last year responded to 16 calls regarding reports of someone firing a gun on New Year’s Eve. Police said yesterday firing a gun within city limits is illegal.

 

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