1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) – A 41-year-old man accused of killing his mother and his nephew with a hunting rifle in a home just outside the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego has been arraigned on two charges of aggravated murder. Adrien Graham Wallace appeared yesterday in Clackamas County Circuit Court and is due back in court Friday. In court documents, deputies say Wallace confessed to fatally shooting 71-year-old Saundra Sue Wallace and 16-year-old Nicolas Juarez on Monday evening.

UNDATED (AP) – A federal judge has granted the release of a man accused of firebombing a mosque in Corvallis. After two days of argument and testimony in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin yesterday ordered Cody Crawford released to home detention under the supervision of his mother. Trial is set for September. Crawford is to be released this morning with a GPS device on his ankle.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a truck hauling about 18 tons of scrap metal rolled over in north Albany, spilling part of its load and blocking both northbound lanes of Interstate 5 for about two hours yesterday. Sgt. Eric Judah says the driver, 43-year-old Douglas West of Vancouver, Wash., was not injured. He was cited for careless driving. Travelers were detoured around the wreck during the closure.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Erin Janssens has been sworn in as Portland’s first female fire chief. The 48-year-old Janssens succeeds John Klum, who is retiring after 34 years with the bureau. At yesterday’s ceremony, Janssens downplayed the significance of being the city’s first female chief, saying it’s simply an honor to have the job. Janssens was hired as a firefighter in 1988 and has been promoted through the ranks. She was appointed fire marshal in 2009.


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