2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/27/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) – The company planning a wave energy project off the south Oregon coast says it may not be finished this year. Ocean Power Technologies says regulations, business and financial factors may delay installation of its Mark 3 PowerBuoy off Reedsport beyond 2013. In February, the company reported it had lost track of a buoy anchor about 2.5 miles offshore from Reedsport.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they’ve made an arrest in two recent burglaries at a southeast Portland church. Sgt. Pete Simpson says police received numerous tips and were told Monday night where to find a suspect in the break-ins. Police arrested 45-year-old Jeffrey Dwayne Wilson for investigation of two counts of second-degree burglary in break-ins at the Central Christian Church.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Transportation Department is advising drivers that studded tires must come off vehicles by midnight Sunday. That deadline can be extended if winter weather persists in lower elevations but officials say that’s not a problem this year. Failure to remove studded tires by the deadline could mean a $190 ticket in Oregon.

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – A fundraiser for the girls softball league in St. Helens has garnered $1,600 by raffling off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. KGW-TV reports some parents argued that raising money by raffling the weapon was inappropriate for a youth league. AR-15s were used in mass shootings such as those at Clackamas Town Center and Newtown, Conn.


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