1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/02/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters trying to control lightning-caused wildfires in Central Oregon are mourning the loss of one of their own. Fire officials say a falling tree killed a firefighter and injured another yesterday in the Deschutes County National Forest near Sisters. The firefighters had been hired to cut down hazardous trees.

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) – State Police say a 56-year-old man body surfing off the central Oregon coast has drowned. Authorities yesterday identified the man as Kerry Eugene Bamford of Pasco, Wash. A friend told officers he lost sight of Bamford on Wednesday evening as Bamford was about 100 yards out from the beach. The man was unresponsive when emergency responders found him.

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) – The Linn County sheriff’s office says detectives are investigating the murder of a Lebanon, Ore., man whose body was found at a remote campsite. Sheriff Tim Mueller says the parents of 48-year-old Wayne Keith Klavano went to his campsite Tuesday north of Oregon Highway 20 and found his body. Authorities say Klavano was a victim of a homicide but didn’t provide additional details.

SEATTLE (AP) – A batch of endangered Western pond turtles raised at zoos in Seattle and Portland are being released into the wild this month. Officials at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Oregon Zoo have been raising turtles in a continuing effort to save the species from non-native bullfrogs. The Oregon Zoo is releasing 10 in the Columbia River Gorge.


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