1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After a warm autumn and a dry start to the
winter, Mother Nature has unloaded on Oregon, coating mountains
with snow and snarling travel across much of the state. And
forecasters say more snow is coming. Cars have been sliding off
highways, and jackknifing semitrailers have blocked roads. One man
died, and a mother was hospitalized along with her four children
after an ice-related crash. Most of Oregon is under some form of
winter weather alert through Wednesday afternoon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Investigators believe a Lake Oswego woman
found dead in her apartment ignited her clothing with a cigarette.
The body of 43-year-old Sarah Lamoureux was discovered by her
mother on Saturday. A Lake Oswego fire official tells The Oregonian
that Lamoureux was apparently smoking at her kitchen table when her
clothing caught on fire. She then apparently went to the sink to
put out the flames.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Pete Seda is due to report to prison next
week to begin serving nearly three years for money-laundering and
tax-evasion convictions related to an Islamic charity that once
operated in Ashland. The Medford Mail Tribune reports his lawyers
have asked a federal appeals court to allow him to remain free on
bail while he appeals the convictions. Prosecutors, though, say
he’s a flight risk.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A state agency may reconsider its ban on
motorboats on Waldo Lake, a clear and deep body of water in the
Cascade Range about 40 miles southwest of Bend. Two years ago,
after more than a decade of debate, the Oregon Marine Board barred
gas-driven motor use on the lake. It cited the values of quiet and
protecting the lake from spills. The Bend Bulletin says a group
advocating the use of low-horsepower, four-stroke gas motors has
appealed the ban to the State Court of Appeals.

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