1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/04/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Many eyes will be on dockworkers at the Port of Portland early this morning with a ship scheduled to arrive after a federal judge handed down a temporary restraining order requiring them to end an illegal slowdown. If the workers don’t work at full speed this morning when a Hapag-Lloyd ship is scheduled to arrive, they could be held in contempt of court.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 10-year-old boy stabbed in the bathroom of a Portland fast food restaurant has been released from the hospital. The man accused in Sunday’s attack was released from prison in 2004 and stayed out of prison over the last eight yesterday despite supplying alcohol to minors and ransacking a clinic. Adam Lee Brown has pleaded not guilty.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard says three crab fishermen have been rescued and a fourth is missing and presumed drowned after their boat went down off the Oregon coast near Newport. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn said the search for the fourth crew member was suspended yesterday afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the Newport-based boat to sink.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Corvallis is following in Portland’s footsteps and banning single-use plastic bags at retail outlets. The City Council unanimously voted in favor of the idea Monday night. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports businesses with more than 50 employees have six months to phase out plastic bags. Smaller businesses have a year.


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