1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/23/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Police say a fire tore through a house in east Oregon and killed five people, including three children. A Pendleton police spokesman says the fire broke out yesterday morning and the cause is still under investigation. The East Oregonian reports two other adults were flown to Portland for treatment. The identities of the victims haven’t yet been released.

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a pedestrian who was behaving erratically by jumping into traffic and throwing rocks at cars is dead after being run over. A police spokesman says the incident was reported after 2 a.m. yesterday on Highway 18, three miles west of Sheridan in Polk County. The female driver who struck the unidentified man remained at the scene.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – A $500 reward is being offered for information that helps identify a hunter who unlawfully shot a cow elk with an arrow near Coos Bay. The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division says a local resident told authorities the hunter drove off in a navy blue sport utility vehicle with Oregon plates. The Oregon Hunters Association is offering the reward.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The city of Grants Pass is getting out of the compost business after more than a decade. The Daily Courier newspaper reported yesterday the city plans to pay a trash-removal company to haul treated sewage sludge to a landfill near White City. Officials say maintaining the compost enterprise would take $1 million to guard against groundwater contamination.


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