1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/09/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say more than 130 tips have been received after an alert was issued in the hunt for a man wanted in a California killing and kidnapping, but there have been no confirmed sightings. Police issued Amber Alerts Wednesday in Oregon and reported possible sightings of James Lee DiMaggio’s blue Nissan Versa in California and then near Lakeview, Ore. He’s suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and killing the girl’s mother and possibly the girl’s brother.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A new eastern Oregon wildfire changed course late yesterday and burned toward the north end of the town of John Day. The Grant County sheriff’s office issued pre-evacuation notices for homes in three neighborhoods. Oregon Forestry Department spokesman David Morman says there were no reports of damage to homes as of late last night.

SYRINGA, Idaho (AP) – A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed suit in federal court to halt an Oregon company’s massive shipment of oil field equipment that is now traveling through a federally protected river corridor in Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the megaload moved past a group of about 50 protesters last night at Syringa, Idaho, and continued its journey toward Canada. Protesters have dogged the Omega Morgan shipment since it started its trip Monday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Work crews have found the charred remains of a 36-year-old man in an abandoned Lyons plywood mill. Autopsy results show Dustin Harris died of electrocution while trying to steal copper wire from an electrical panel board at the mill, which is owned by Hood Lumber. An employee found Harris’ body and a small fire at the mill on Tuesday afternoon.


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