2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


LOS ANGELES (AP) – An ex-Marine from Portland who carried his personal digital camera with him throughout the Iraq war is making a documentary he hopes will open viewers eyes about combat – and help him and his fellow fighters heal. Garrett Anderson’s film, “And Then They Came Home,” will focus on Nov. 22, 2004, a particularly brutal day of fighting during the second battle of Fallujah. He hopes to have the film finished this fall.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon highway officials and Beaverton police have taken aim at illegal movers in a sting operation. The Oregonian reports that each of five unlicensed movers was cited for not complying with state law. Police say appointments were booked Wednesday with the movers at a decoy home, and four of the five trucks were placed out of service.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Mailroom workers in the lower level of Portland’s federal courthouse were evacuated yesterday because of concern about white powder found in an envelope. However, the FBI says field tests on the powder came back negative for any harmful substance. The powder is being tested at the State Public Health lab to determine what it is.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Police in Oregon City say a 19-year-old woman is hospitalized in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver apparently left her lying on a dark, rainy street. They say another driver stopped late Wednesday night and called 911 when she spotted Christina Harmon of Milwaukie. The Oregonian reports that police have been unable to interview Harmon because of her injuries.


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