Date: 06/12/2014 09:20 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – About 200 people attended a vigil last night at a Portland area church to remember 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, the Reynolds High School freshman killed in Tuesday’s shooting at the school in Troutdale. The Oregonian reports the vigil was connected to a fundraising campaign for the Hoffman family. The goal of $2,000 was quickly passed and almost $8,000 was raised.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) – The high school in Troutdale where a student was fatally shot and a teacher was wounded has canceled final exams. In a statement last night, Reynolds High School said students in grades 9-11 would be able to retrieve their belongings and turn in school property tomorrow. Graduation is scheduled for tonight.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – A reward for information about who’s responsible for a 10-square-mile, human-caused wildfire near Bend has grown to $26,500 after a suspicious blaze broke out nearby on Tuesday in an area closed to the public. Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton says that new fire was quickly extinguished after burning a quarter acre. The Two Bulls Fire was 55 percent contained by last night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek surged on the final lap to win the 10,000 meters at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene last night. Cheserek won in a personal-best 28 minutes, 30.18 seconds, smoking the field with a 53.31-second final lap. He is the first freshman to win the event since 1979.
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