2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/10/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The trial of a man accused of plotting to blow up an Oregon Christmas-tree lighting ceremony is set to begin today. Mohamed Mohamud’s trial starts with jury selection in Portland’s federal courthouse. The FBI says Mohamud intended to kill thousands when he tried to detonate a bomb at the tree lighting in 2010. The bomb was a fake, supplied by undercover agents who Mohamud thought were his co-conspirators.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police responded to a report of two men carrying rifles in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood yesterday afternoon and found a pair of 22-year-olds openly carrying rifles on their backs. They said they were exercising their Second Amendment rights, hoping to educate the public. Police say it’s legal to openly carry a firearm in Oregon, although it’s likely to generate 911 calls from an alarmed public.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Health officials say 55 people at a Springfield assisted living facility have reported flu-like symptoms and six cases of flu have been confirmed. Lane County’s chief health officer says 19 people from the facility have visited a hospital and 13 have been admitted. But county officials tell The Register-Guard that “this is not about this one facility” but shows how quickly the virus can spread when people are in close proximity.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A southern Oregon family says a refrigerator-sized boulder crashed into their manufactured home, leaving a giant hole in one wall and the huge rock in their living room. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that no one was injured, even though Corey and Jeanine Wells, their adult son and his pregnant fiancee were all in the home on US 97 when the boulder hit on Tuesday.


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