1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/30/2013 03:59 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The governors of Oregon and Washington say they’ve reached an agreement with a Vancouver, Wash., company to mitigate the impacts of a proposed Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington announced the agreement with Thompson Metal Fab yesterday but released no details. Thompson Metal Fab is one of three manufacturers upstream that would not be able to fit some of their products under the proposed bridge, which would be shorter than the existing one.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The top federal prosecutor in Oregon says new U.S. Justice Department guidance on marijuana won’t require any changes in Oregon. U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said yesterday that her staff reviewed marijuana prosecutions over the last two years and said all of them would have gone forward under the new federal rules. The Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They include preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The governor of Oregon has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff to honor a fire crew foreman who collapsed and died, apparently of natural cases, while working on a wildfire in Northern California. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department says Oscar Montano-Garcia of Medford, Ore., collapsed Sunday during a lunch break while assigned to the Nabob fire in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest. Emergency personnel were unable to revive him.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say two Albany parents denied their daughter medical treatment, and they have been accused of manslaughter in her death. Albany police say they are 39-year-old Travis Rossiter and 37-year-old Wenona Rossiter. Police said Thursday that 12-year-old Syble Rossiter died Feb. 5, and an investigation over several months determined that the parents “withheld necessary and adequate medical attention.”


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