1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/08/2013 03:59 AM

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OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A nonprofit has been denied an $8 million grant for a 40-unit apartment building on the 1-acre lot where Ward Weaver hid the bodies of two girls he killed more than a decade ago. The Oregonian reports the state Housing and Community Services agency said yesterday the decision was financially-driven. Weaver is serving life for killing 12-year-old Ashley Pond and 13-year-old Miranda Gaddis.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal accident investigators called yesterday for a probe of the government agency charged with ensuring the safety of commercial vehicles. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t identifying problems until after crashes occur. The NTSB looked at deadly crashes in four states, including Oregon, that have killed 25 people in the past year.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A man who claimed self-defense for shooting another man in the leg at a Clackamas grocery store was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree assault. Sixty-seven-year-old Jerry Thomas Harryman could be sentenced up to six years next week in Clackamas County. The Oregonian reported yesterday Harryman, who was licensed to carry a concealed handgun, says the victim was the aggressor in the August 2012 fight.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A wind turbine snapped its spine and fell to the ground last weekend at the Stateline Wind Farm near Touchet (TOO’-sheh) in Walla Walla County. The East Oregonian reported yesterday the toppled machine was found Sunday. A spokesman for NextEra Energy Resources says the company is investigating what happened.


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