1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/05/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The western cold snap has brought wintery weather and icy conditions to Oregon. Nighttime temperatures are dropping below freezing, and the cold is expected to last through the week. In southern Oregon, snow is expected tonight and tomorrow morning, accumulating to 3 to 6 inches above 1,000 feet, less at lower elevations. Roads, including Interstate 5, will be slippery.

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – A school district official in Forest Grove, Ore., says nearly a dozen first- and second-grade students ate de-icer pellets off the ground during a lunch-time recess. The Oregonian reports five complained of stomach aches but all are expected to be OK. A Forest Grove Fire & Rescue spokesman says the pellets are non-toxic, sodium-based and resemble the candy Pop Rocks.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Wintry conditions in northeast Oregon have halted a megaload of oil refinery equipment heading to Canada for a second night. The giant rig parked south of Pendleton early Tuesday after a storm that blanketed area roads in snow and ice kept it from moving Tuesday night. A spokeswoman says the drivers decided to stay parked last night.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Salem, Ore., man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing pornography of two girls. Michael Freeman and his wife were arrested in 2012, after a nationwide alert asking for help identifying a woman who appeared in pornographic images with the girls. The Oregonian reports Michelle Lee Freeman is to be sentenced next week.


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