1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/06/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a late summer storm brought heavy rain, hail and winds gusting as high as 70 miles per hour to parts of Oregon yesterday. The Oregonian reports more than 1 ½ inches of rain fell in an hour northeast of Eugene in the Willamette Valley. Weather forecasters also say hail the size of quarters was reported near the city of Sisters.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland fire official says no one was injured from a fire aboard a charter bus carrying high school football players to a game. Lt. Rich Chatman says callers yesterday afternoon reported seeing fire coming from the bottom of the bus on U.S. Highway 26. Central Catholic High School head football coach Steve Pyne told The Oregonian that the two coaches and 45 players were safe.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has handed the timber industry another defeat in its effort to expand logging on the habitat of a threatened coastal seabird. A judge in Washington D.C. ruled yesterday that the forest habitat of the endangered marbled murrelets will remain protected for another three years. The American Forest Resource Council, Carpenters Industrial Council and Oregon’s Douglas County had sued to change the bird’s status.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A pot-bellied pig brought to a suburban Portland animal shelter by police has been reunited with his owner. A Washington County Animal Services spokeswoman says “Pumbaa” went home yesterday. Authorities say Pumbaa was brought to the shelter Wednesday by Tigard (TY-gard) police.


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