2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Portland say a 45-year-old woman
is scheduled to be arraigned today in the fatal stabbing of a man.
Officers responded Sunday night to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
after a report of a walk-in stabbing victim. Police say 59-year-old
David William Johnson died of his injuries. Police say Patricia
Rene Phillips was booked into jail for investigation of
murder-domestic violence.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Firefighters were told there were two of
them, stuck 40 feet up a tree in Vancouver, Wash. No, not cats –
these were little boys. By the time a Vancouver Fire Department
crew responded yesterday afternoon, a 7-year-old had climbed down,
but his 10-year-old brother remained stuck high in the tree. Using
an aerial ladder, a firefighter climbed up, secured the boy with a
harness and brought him down. A neighbor says the boys have been
known to climb onto rooftops and up her maple tree. She calls them

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A fast-moving fire destroyed a historic grange
hall in the central Oregon ghost town of Ashwood. KTVZ reports that
a fire had been set in the woodstove Sunday morning and the blaze
likely started there. Everyone got out safely, and nearby residents
were able to save a piano and several irreplaceable items. The Ash
Butte Grange Hall was chartered in 1932.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Zoo is planning a big party
this Saturday to celebrate Packy the elephant’s 50th birthday,
complete with cake, music, games and even a “Packy Poetry”
contest. When he was born on April 14, 1962, Packy weighed in at a
relatively cuddly 225 pounds. Packy now tips the scales at 12,500
pounds, stands more than 10 feet tall and has sired seven calves of
his own.

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