1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – The tribal police chief says five people have died in a two-vehicle crash and fire on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon. Chief Tim Addleman said both vehicles were engulfed in flames after the head-on crash yesterday afternoon. The East Oregonian reports that firefighters determined two bodies were in one vehicle and three in the other. Addleman says authorities believe they know the identities of three of the victims, but he declined to identify them.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman says a 5-year-old boy has fallen out of a third-floor window at a southeast Portland home. The Oregonian reported the child was in critical condition late yesterday afternoon at a hospital trauma unit. Fire spokesman Paul Corah says the child was at home with his grandmother when the accident happened. Firefighters found him on the sidewalk beside a window screen.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A judicial referee has ruled that three children found abandoned in a Portland shed will temporarily stay in foster care. The ruling means two of the children, ages 2 and 3, will stay in the same foster home where they have been living since a man discovered them behind a shed in southeast Portland last Thursday. The Oregonian reports the third child, a 1-year-old girl, will stay in medical foster care because she’s underweight. The whereabouts of the parents wasn’t immediately clear.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A judge has not yet made a decision on whether to release an Oregon man while he awaits trial on federal charges alleging he firebombed a mosque in Corvallis in what prosecutors say is a hate crime. Attorneys say that after hearing arguments in Eugene yesterday on a defense motion to release Cody Crawford, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ordered the hearing to resume on Monday so he can hear from victims of the 2010 firebombing. Trial is set for September.


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