1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/18/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The Josephine County jail has stopped housing burglary suspects because of budget cuts. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier suspected burglars are instead being cited and released. In one recent case, four people were cited for stealing $10,000 worth of equipment from a local nonprofit. Two of the four skipped their court appearances.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – State health officials say the water system at a Cottage Grove mobile home park contains unsafe levels of arsenic. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the state has filed a lawsuit seeking an emergency order barring the owner from supplying water to residents of the mobile home park.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man is recovering from unknown injuries after a Portland police officer fired his gun. Police initially said the man sustained a gunshot wound in the incident yesterday but later said it was unclear whether he’d been shot or was injured in another way. Police say officers spotted the man getting into a vehicle with a handgun and pulled the vehicle over. He fled, and officers fired a beanbag gun at him and at least one fired a round from his gun.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon secretary of state’s office says a proposal to ban the use of nontribal commercial gillnets in the Columbia River has qualified for the Nov. 6 state ballot. The Oregonian reports supporters say the gillnets used by commercial fishermen are outdated and harm protected fish in the Columbia. Opponents say approval of the ballot measure would not help protected fish.


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