3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/07/2013 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel from Newport has been sent to a halfway house for six months for taking $442,000 in pay he didn’t earn. The Register-Guard reports 51-year-old John Amos also was ordered to repay the money and serve five years of probation. He admitted keeping active duty pay that was sent to him by mistake.

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – Thirty customers at a grocery store in St. Helens reported breathing difficulties, dizziness and other symptoms after saying they smelled a foul odor. Firefighters say the store was temporarily closed while officials look for the cause of the odor, described as smelling like a gas or ammonia.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Forest Grove firefighters say a 6-year-old boy playing with matches started a fire last night on his bed. The fire department says the boy awakened his sleeping grandparents and they safely escaped the double-wide mobile home. Three cats and a number of pet birds died in the smoky fire.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into a Baker City auto dealership and stealing a $61,000 Chevrolet Camaro. Baker City police say they used a security system to locate the car and cut its engine power, so the Camaro was stopped on the side of the road when the man was arrested.


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