3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/03/2013 11:04 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The owner and two employees of a Salem towing company are suing three law enforcement agencies for $5 million. Bales and Brady Towing West accuses them of wrongfully arresting workers who refused to release undercover police cars that were registered under fictitious names. The complaint names the Salem and Keizer police departments, the federal DEA and six officers. The employees were later acquitted of obstruction.

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) – A beach walker came across a cylinder on a Depoe Bay beach yesterday that was labeled to “call police or military.” KPTV reports the object was a marine flare that is usually dropped from planes or helicopters to mark a location at sea. Because potentially hazardous chemicals may have remained inside, authorities moved it to a remote area and blew it up.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – An olive ridley sea turtle that was found in distress Monday on an Oregon beach died yesterday at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. The aquarium says an examination showed the turtle suffered internal injuries while tumbling through the surf because it was too cold to swim. An endangered species, olive ridley sea turtles are typically found in tropical waters.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – The wheelchair stolen from a Roseburg home has been returned with a note of apology. Police had asked for help Monday in locating the chair, which is used by a boy with cerebral palsy. KVAL reports the family found the wheelchair at the end of their driveway yesterday with a handwritten note of regret.


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