2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/03/2013 09:26 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – ODOT says the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in north Portland are likely to be closed through the morning commute. The lanes were closed about 4:30 a.m. at I-405 by a jackknifed semi-truck. Southbound traffic is being routed over the Fremont Bridge.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The latest livestock attack by Oregon’s Snake River wolf pack puts it one bite away from a potential state kill order. New rules under a legal settlement allow state officials to consider a kill order after four qualifying attacks by a wolf pack every six months. The most recent attack makes three for the Snake River pack. Officials say a rancher who found a wounded cow on Nov. 21 had taken required non-lethal steps to deter wolf attacks.

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Air cargo carrier Evergreen International of McMinnville was supposed to close Saturday but remained open as of yesterday. Chairman Mike Hines of the airline’s parent company told The Oregonian that managers were trying to save the company. He wouldn’t say by what means. He said only that, as he put it: “Everything’s still status quo.”

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 last night, snapping the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak. Paul George had a career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA’s best record. Damian Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games.


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