2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Drivers filling up at gas stations in
Oregon this Labor Day weekend will find prices averaging $3.81 a
gallon. Triple-A reports that’s 16 cents higher than the national
average and 83 cents higher than a year ago in the state. Some
metro prices from the AAA survey today — Portland $3.77, Salem
$3.76, Eugene-Springfield $3.84, and Medford-Ashland $3.87.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they have arrested a woman is
suspected of stabbing a man in Portland. Officers found the man on
a street corner shortly after midnight today. The man in his 30s
had a stab wound in the back. The woman who was arrested in the
area is in her late teens or early 20s.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hot, dry and windy weather is expected
over the weekend, so firefighters working on a dozen major fires or
groups of fires in central and eastern Oregon have things to worry
about. Firefighters are trying to get lines established before the
weather turns unfavorable. Fire officials say smoke is obscuring
small fires that began with lightning strikes a week ago. That
could allow some fires to grow before they’re noticed.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – A minor crash took place yesterday during
the dedication of a permanent roadside memorial honoring two Oregon
officers killed when a drowsy driver hit them on Interstate 5 north
of Albany 10 years ago. The Oregonian reports that highway
officials set up reader boards to warn motorists to slow down, but
troopers say a pickup truck slowing for traffic ahead was
rear-ended by another vehicle. One driver was treated for minor
injuries. Trooper Maria Mignano and off-duty Albany officer Jason
Hoerauf died in the 2001 accident.

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