1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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DAMASCUS, Ore. (AP) – A Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman says a 20-month-old girl found unresponsive in her family’s swimming pool in Damascus, Ore., has died. Sgt. Adam Phillips said family members called 911 and began CPR after they pulled Elona Sirotinskiy from the pool yesterday morning. She was flown to a Portland hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Sheriff’s officers and the state medical examiner’s office are investigating.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland firefighters have turned out to battle a large fire at an apartment complex in the southwest part of the city. A Portland Fire Bureau spokesman says two firefighters were taken to a hospital late yesterday afternoon for treatment of heat exhaustion and burns. Spokesman Paul Corah says paramedics treated a number of other people for smoke inhalation. There was no immediate word on a cause or damage estimate.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say an officer managed to disarm a man who had refused orders to drop a rifle and later told police he was suicidal and had wanted the officer to shoot him. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the 45-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to a hospital for treatment of mental health issues. Simpson says the man armed with a BB rifle approached an officer talking to a teen. As the teen ran off, the officer got out of his car and ordered the man to drop the gun.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – There’s a tug of war between Washington state and Oregon over where to base a new researcher working on diseases that cause blueberries to rot. The Obama administration’s new budget would add a scientist to the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research in Corvallis. The agricultural publication Capital Press reports that Washington growers, who are in the midst of a rapid expansion, want the scientist to be in Mount Vernon.


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