3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/20/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A hunter was killed yesterday morning when a tree crashed on his tent near Nehalem. Two hunters in an adjacent camp heard the tree snap as gusts reached more than 70 mph, and saw it lying across the tent. They cut it away in an attempt to rescue the man, to no avail. Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long identified the hunter as 52-year-old Nathan Christensen of Seattle.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon coast and the Portland area are not the only places being hit with strong winds. KTVZ-TV in Bend reports that wind gusts of up to 60 mph downed trees, branches and power lines in Central Oregon. The station reports that two trees were topped on the Bend campus of Central Oregon Community College, one near Grandview Hall and another behind Pioneer Hall.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Two demonstrators who climbed a chain link fence around the former City Hall property in downtown Eugene have been issued criminal citations for trespassing. The two members of Occupy Eugene say they were protesting homelessness. The Register-Guard reports the two are due in court next month and could be sentenced to jail if convicted of trespassing.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Willamette Queen sternwheeler at Salem could become a floating restaurant rather than a cruise vessel if it can’t meet an inspection deadline. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that owner and operator Richard Chesbrough says he disagrees with the Coast Guard disagree about inspecting the boat’s fiberglass hull. He’s seeking an extension of the Dec. 31 inspection deadline.


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