1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/26/2012 04:00 AM

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A North Eugene High School student is now at home under house arrest six weeks after he was arrested for allegedly hacking into the Eugene School District’s computer system. A Lane County judge released the teen after his attorney entered not-guilty pleas on two counts of computer crime, one of them a felony, in juvenile court. The Register-Guard reports the teen is accused of posting hundreds of students’ confidential information on the district computer account of an unwitting middle school student.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have seized 55 pounds of heroin in a traffic stop on Interstate 5 north of Ashland. Troopers arrested a 65-year-old Hillsboro man on Thursday and say there were 15 concealed packages in the vehicle he was driving. Authorities say the drugs are worth an estimated $1.1 million on the street.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Transportation Security Administration says a man was arrested for trying to pass through security at Portland International Airport carrying a knife that was concealed inside a comb. KATU reports the TSA discovered the weapon on Aug. 15. Agents say it looked like a common plastic comb, but it could be pulled apart to reveal a dagger. A TSA spokesman says the man was cited for carrying a concealed weapon. He was trying to catch a flight to Seattle when agents spotted something on a body scanner and patted him down.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two people were injured, including one firefighter, in a blaze that engulfed a Portland home early yesterday morning. Portland Fire & Rescue officials say the firefighter was released from the hospital after treatment for burn injuries. The other victim, who was inside the home when the blaze began, was still in the hospital late yesterday.


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