3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/08/2013 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland city employee charged with aiding terrorism is free on bond, pending his trial. Forty-eight-year-old Reaz Qadir Khan is accused of aiding a 2009 suicide bombing of the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence agency. A federal judge says Khan does not pose a substantial flight risk.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport are monitoring the possible spread of plant and animal life carried to the Northwest coast on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The Oregonian reports many organisms from Japan survived more than a year floating across the Pacific.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – It turns out that a missing 81-year-old man was a patient at a Salem Hospital, but hospital officials say they couldn’t tell anyone because of federal privacy laws. The Statesman Journal reports police learned Thomas Dill was a patient at Salem Hospital on Wednesday thanks to a tip from an anonymous caller

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – The Columbia County sheriff’s office says a father and son were wrestling over a loaded rifle when it fired, wounding both men with a single shot. Both men were taken to hospitals in Portland. The sheriff’s office says they were called to the home last night for a domestic disturbance. The shooting remains under investigation.


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