2nd Oregon News Minute

Date: 11/21/2013 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Forestry says the last fire season was the most costly in history. Officials say the department spent $122 million fighting fires that scorched more than 100,000 acres – the most in 60 years. The Oregonian reports state forester Doug Decker goes before a legislative panel today to ask for $2 million in special funds, $40 million from the general fund, and authorization to obtain $134 million in federal reimbursement money.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police say a vehicle hit two pedestrians near an intersection last night in Salem, killing one and sending the other to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge in Portland has sentenced a Tacoma man to 25 years in prison for four counts of sex trafficking involving two teenage girls. Judge Anna Brown sentenced 30-year-old Christopher Wilmer yesterday after he pleaded guilty in May to charges that he was a pimp for a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old. Court records show the investigation began early last year when police responded to a call for help from the 18-year-old at a motel.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points, Damian Lillard added 19 and the Portland Trail Blazers got their eighth straight win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 last night. Portland held the lead throughout the second half but had difficulty pulling away until late in the fourth quarter. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of 12 to start the season.


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