1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving new wildfire is threatening about 100 vacation homes in central Oregon. A Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center spokeswoman says the Geneva 12 wildfire had burned across about 1,600 acres or 2½ square miles of juniper and sagebrush by Monday night. It’s burning about 15 miles northeast of Sisters, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The husband of an FBI agent is accused of setting her government-owned car on fire with her guns and property inside. Portland Fire & Rescue investigators believe 44-year-old David Powers set fire to his wife’s 2009 Dodge Charger. The couple is in the process of separating. Powers was found in their home with burns to his arms, hands and face.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in the Southern Oregon community of Kerby. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson told The Grants Pass Daily Courier his office was called because the boy died while no one was watching him. Gilbertson says the boy’s family was visiting the home of a friend on Saturday. No name was released.

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a 19-year-old Eugene man who was swept downstream while swimming in the Columbia River near The Dalles on Sunday. Wasco County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Lane Magill says the Skamania County, Wash., sheriff’s dive team helped recover the body of James Hawkins yesterday.


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