1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/08/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 56-year-old Portland man has been booked into jail for investigation of murder in the fatal weekend shooting of his wife at their home. The Oregonian says Lloyd Erp had been hospitalized with a self-inflicted, grazing gunshot wound to the head since the Saturday shooting. He was booked into jail yesterday. Lori Erp’s family says the 52-year-old woman had been shot while she sleeping in bed. An autopsy found she died from a single gunshot wound.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland city employee charged with aiding terrorism has been freed on bond, pending his trial. Reaz Qadir Khan, a 48-year-old employee of the city’s wastewater department, is accused of aiding a 2009 suicide bombing of the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence agency. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mossman found yesterday that Khan does not pose a substantial flight risk. Mossman ordered Khan to avoid contact with two people connected to the case.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Bend have announced a reward of as much as $10,000 as they search for a serial arsonist blamed for seven fires that broke out within minutes in downtown Bend. Lt. Chris Carney said yesterday that investigators believe all seven fires were caused by the same person or persons. No one was hurt but an historic church and adjacent building were damaged. KTVZ-TV says the fires early Wednesday burned in a four-block area.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A badly injured bald eagle found in a north Portland park has been euthanized. The bird found yesterday is the second injured bald eagle brought to the Audubon Society of Portland since late February. The first eagle was hit by a car on Interstate 83 in east Portland. It was treated but eventually euthanized due to the severity of its injuries. Veterinarian Deb Sheaffer says this week’s eagle was missing most of its beak. It wasn’t clear how the bird was injured.


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