3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal appeals court in Portland hears arguments today in a lawsuit filed by 15 men who say their rights were violated because they are on the U.S. government’s no-fly list. They’re asking the court to order their removal from the list or at least get an explanation why they were put on it. The plaintiffs include the imam of a Portland mosque and a Marine veteran who is the son of a Palestinian immigrant.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A retired Warm Springs police officer, Head Start teacher and child protective services worker faces up to 10 years in federal prison after his conviction on charges of abusing five young girls. Prosecutors say 62-year-old Harry Hintsala was found guilty Wednesday in a trial before a federal judge in Portland. KTVZ reports reports the abuse took place between 2007 and 2011 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) – The Eagle Point school district and union for striking employees say they were unable to reach an agreement in talks that ended last night. With classes canceled this week and no new talks scheduled until Tuesday, the district plans to reopen schools on Monday using substitutes crossing picket lines.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – A 73-year-old man who died of natural causes at his home Wednesday in Springfield leaves a gun collection worth about half a million dollars. But police haven’t been able to locate any heirs to his estate. Police say more than 100 firearms were found inside the home of gun dealer Victor Bryan Fogle. The Register-Guard reports that if no relatives are found, the guns will become property of the state.


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