3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A firefighter who says she was discriminated
against when she returned to work with a heart pacemaker has
settled a lawsuit against the city of Eugene for $285,000. Carolyn
McCann says the city tried to force her to quit after an 18-month
absence following an off-duty incident in 2007 when her heart
stopped. She had been cleared by her cardiologist to return to
work. Fire Chief Randy Groves says the decision to settle was made
by a city insurance carrier.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters now know their ladder
truck won’t fit in the parking garage under the City Hall in
Springfield. A truck wedged itself in the garage last night when
the ladder scraped the garage ceiling. KVAL reports firefighters
had to deflate the tires for enough clearance to free their truck.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – When a field burn got out of control and
threatened homes near Bend, no firefighters responded because the
property is outside a fire district. Deschutes County authorities
say 14 deputies and a state trooper responded yesterday afternoon
and helped homeowners contain the fire. The homeowners used two
tractors and with the help of the officers they limited the fire to
about 80 acres of grass field. No one was injured.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to
10 years in prison after pleading guilty in Washington County to
sexually assaulting eight girls ranging in age from 12 to 16. In a
plea deal, Daniel Matthews pleaded guilty to seven rape charges and
one attempted rape charge. He had faced a total of 28 counts
related to sexual assaults over the past few years.

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