1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland firefighters say a 70-year-old
woman has died, apparently from toxic smoke from oxygen tubing that
was melted by a cigarette. KATU-TV says firefighters were called to
the home at the Mobile Estates late Saturday night and found a man
performing chest compressions on his wife. Firefighters found what
appeared to be cigarette remains and melted oxygen tubing she’d
been using for medical reasons.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a St. Helens man is
presumed drowned after a weekend fall from a boat into the Columbia
River. KGW-TV says 43-year-old John Sullivan fell into the water
about 9:15 p.m. Saturday from the docked Christmas ship Trilogy.
St. Helens police told KGW he hadn’t been located by Sunday
afternoon. The Trilogy was taking part in a Christmas Ships parade
and was moored at St. Helens Marina when Sullivan fell.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 43-year-old man wanted on a felony
warrant backed up into a Portland police patrol car, realized his
mistake and attempted to flee through a cemetery, but crashed his
Jeep soon after. Police say even after crashing, Richard Beeler
refused to be taken into custody, causing officers to use a Taser.
Beeler wasn’t alone; 31-year-old Ruth Ott was also inside the Jeep.
She, and Beeler, are wanted for Drug Manufacturing.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have determined that a fire that
engulfed a recreational vehicle, killing two people inside, was
caused by the incorrect use of a propane appliance. Marion County
authorities also identified the two people inside as 26-year-old
David Campbell and 35-year-old Dawn Bailey. Investigators say the
incorrect use of the propane appliance inside the RV ignited a fire
that spread throughout the trailer quickly.

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