1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/21/2013 03:30 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Jurors in Astoria, Oregon, have convicted a Washington state man of attempted aggravated murder and related counts in a February 2012 encounter with police at a local motel. The Daily Astorian says jurors yesterday convicted Yevgeniy Savinskiy (yev-GAY’-nee sav-IN’-skee) of Washougal on two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of first-degree attempted assault as well as felony attempt to elude and five counts of reckless endangerment. The man was wounded when police went to the Lamplighter Motel to investigate a report of weaponry in his room.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Oregon’s newest federal judge. The Senate confirmed Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Michael McShane in a voice vote Monday. McShane will be a U.S. district judge in Eugene. McShane replaces Michael Hogan, who retired last year.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would provide more environmental protections against derelict vessels in Washington’s waterways. The legislation signed Monday allows public agencies to board abandoned or derelict vessels to assess whether they pose a threat to the environment. It would require owners of vessels longer than 65 feet and more than 40 years old to be inspected before they are sold to someone else.

SEATTLE (AP) – The Coast Guard says an engine room fire originally reported as uncontrolled aboard a 314-foot fishing vessel off the Washington coast has been extinguished. No injuries were reported among the 120 people aboard the Arctic Storm. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn says a sister ship has reached the Arctic Storm about 30 miles off Grays Harbor, Wash., and plans to pick up some crew members. Other good Samaritan vessels in the area have also evacuated crew members. Littlejohn says the crew will be taken to Westport, Wash.


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