2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/16/2013 09:26 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Four people have been arrested after 75 to 100 gathered at Portland’s Mount Tabor Park to protest the city’s decision to follow a federal mandate to cover open reservoirs. KATU-TV reports the four were arrested early today after protesters violated a midnight curfew. The roots of the dispute date to the Bush administration, when the EPA issued a rule to prevent contamination by a parasite that killed more than 100 people in Milwaukee in 1993 and sickened thousands more.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A family of five escaped a two-alarm fire that destroyed their home early this morning in Oregon City. Clackamas County fire officials say the blaze was reported around 3 a.m. when a woman smelled smoke and heard crackling sounds. The Oregonian reports a couple and three children escaped uninjured.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Fire and Rescue says firefighters had to shuttle water to a fire on Hayden Island. The fire burned brush along a fence, and firefighters used wildland equipment and techniques because there were no nearby hydrants. The fire was controlled early this morning, shortly after midnight.

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) – A former deputy sheriff in Eastern Oregon has been jailed on an assault charge after the shooting of a relative. A statement from the district attorney’s office in Wallowa County says 53-year-old Randy E. Dickenson of La Grand was shot at least once Sunday and is in critical condition. The suspect is identified as 47-year-old Daniel Kent Courtney.


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