1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/12/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) – The Coast Guard says a 65-foot, Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground four miles west of Valdez, Alaska. The fishing tender Fate Hunter, of Astoria, ran aground yesterday with four people onboard. Another fishing boat, the Akemi, picked them up and brought them to Valdez. The Fate Hunter was carrying 1,500 gallons of diesel, 300 gallons of hydraulic oil, 100 gallons of lube oil and 75 tons of fish. Its owner is working with responders to minimize the environmental impact.

VALE, Ore. (AP) – A 59-year-old man has died while working on a fire line in southeastern Oregon. A federal Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman says Kevin Hall apparently suffered a medical issue while he was working for a bulldozer contractor on the Grassy Mountain fire, about 60 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho. Hall, from Ontario, Ore., was found unresponsive in a pickup truck Saturday.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Pendleton police are asking the public to help identify a person of interest in an assault that left a woman in critical condition. Police received a report late Friday that the woman had disappeared during a walk earlier that evening. She was found just before 7 a.m. Saturday morning near a levee behind a baseball field. The man being sought is described as 18 to 25 years old, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11, 150 to 175 pounds, with a tan or darker skin tone and dark brown or black hair.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s Republican Party has a new leader. The Oregonian reports that the party selected former congressional candidate Art Robinson as chairman Saturday in a 55-52 vote over party vice chairman Bill Currier. Robinson replaces Suzanne Gallagher, who quit Friday just ahead of a recall vote brought by party officials accusing her of mismanagement.


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