3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/17/2012 10:33 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland firefighters and plumbers teamed up to rescue a kitten stuck in a basement pipe. The Oregonian reports that it took six hours and a camera on a snake to pinpoint where the cat was. When firefighters arrived last night they found a maze of pipes under the home. Eventually the kitten was found 20 feet down a 4-inch pipe, scared and hungry, but otherwise okay.

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – Two men are being sought for robbing a man at gunpoint in an Aloha bakery. Washington County deputies say the victim was buying and selling gold – not bread – when the men entered the store last night. The victim told police he does not work in the bakery, but sometimes uses space there to buy and sell gold.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters in Forest Grove have put out a fire at a Best Western hotel. KATU says hotel guests escaped safely after the fire started outside the building yesterday afternoon. Firefighters say the blaze was caused by a cigarette that was thrown on bark dust.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Residents of Eugene tonight have a chance to sound off on the city’s “exclusion” law that allows police to ban people accused, but not convicted, of certain crimes from the downtown core area for 90 days. KVAL News that police argue the law is helping them keep the streets safe and people out of an already full Lane County jail. Opponents say the law violates due process.


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