1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/11/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) – A small amount of a corrosive chemical was released when a Union Pacific freight train derailed in Eastern Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. The State Police say there was “no significant” hazardous material leak after yesterday’s derailment. A Union Pacific spokesman says a small amount of diesel fuel was also released.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. John Kitzhaber’s effort to move gillnet fishers off the main stem of the Columbia River took a big step forward in the final hours of Oregon’s legislative session this week. Recreational fishers will find higher prices for licenses to catch salmon and steelhead along with an exclusion zone in a popular fishing spot near Astoria. The measure lifts a decades-old ban on seine nets for commercial fishing.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon Wheat Commission spokesman says South Korean flour mills will resume buying wheat from the Pacific Northwest and will not restrict purchases of wheat grown in Oregon. Japan, Korea and Taiwan suspended imports of Pacific Northwest western white wheat after genetically modified wheat was discovered growing in an Oregon field in May. The Oregonian reports Korea will continue testing wheat shipments.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 38-year-old former registered nurse accused of sexually assaulting at least three female patients at a Portland hospital will appear in court today. Police arrested Jeffrey McAllister yesterday on two counts of first-degree rape and multiple counts of sex abuse. The Oregonian reports the alleged assaults involved three patients between September 2012 and April, when McAllister worked there.


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