1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/12/2012 03:59 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Wildfires in Eastern Oregon are growing and the Harney County hamlet Frenchglen has been put on notice that residents may be advised to leave. Federal officials said yesterday the Long Draw fire east of Steens Mountain in Malheur County is burning in an area of 710 square miles. That’s more than 455,000 acres. The fire is about 30 percent contained.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A convicted sex offender has pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment that accuses him of the attempted aggravated murder of a 10-year-old boy. Adam Lee Brown entered the plea yesterday in Portland. He’s accused of stabbing the boy in a restroom at a fast-food restaurant July 1. Brown spent 11 years in prison for abusing children in the 1990s.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old former North Eugene High school student accused of hacking into the Eugene School District’s computer system last month. The Register-Guard reports that records for the district’s roughly 16,000 students were accessed. A police spokeswoman says the teen is accused of one count of computer crime.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – One member of Occupy Eugene has been arrested while about 40 others left a public plaza outside the city’s federal building after officials ordered an end to the group’s 10-week, round-the-clock demonstration. The Register-Guard reports that 58-year-old Emily Semple of Eugene was handcuffed last night for failure to comply with an order to leave the plaza.


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