1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/11/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A lightning-sparked wildfire in southeastern Oregon has grown to more than 50,000 acres. A Bureau of Land Management spokesman says additional crews have deployed to the Long Draw fire south of Burns Junction, but strong winds, low humidity and temperatures topping 100 degrees are expected to keep the fire growing in the coming days.

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say 10 firefighters heading to a small blaze in Central Oregon were injured yesterday when the driver of their van fell asleep and the vehicle crashed into an oncoming commercial truck. State police say one firefighter was critically injured. He was identified as 39-year-old Marcelino Cuesta-Romero. The other firefighters were treated and released.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Adam Lee Brown is to appear in court again today to face a grand jury indictment on charges he tried to sexually assault and then stabbed a 10-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Portland restaurant. The 49-year-old gained notoriety in the 1990s for attacks on children in Roseburg. Brown has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in the July 1 attack.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State officials say log exports helped Oregon’s timber harvest to increase for the second year in a row. The Oregon Department of Forestry reported that the 2011 harvest of 3.65 billion board feet was up 13 percent from 2010. The 2011 harvest figure represents a 32 percent jump from 2009, when harvest was at a low after the housing market collapse.


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