1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/16/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Officials are investigating how a fishing vessel ended up grounded near Newport on Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday an estimated 700 gallons of diesel fuel remains on board but no pollution has been reported. Officials say three crewmembers on swam to shore and were treated for possible hypothermia.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – An analysis of herbicide application documents shows an increasing amount was sprayed on private timberlands in the Oregon Coast Range in the years before local residents began complaining feeling ill. The complaints from residents around Triangle Lake west of Eugene are the focus of an investigation by state and federal agencies. The environmental health group Beyond Toxics in Eugene posted the report on its website Saturday.

GLENWOOD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say they used pepper rounds in order to persuade several people to exit a Glenwood apartment. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the incident began yesterday morning when dispatchers received a report of a dispute and a firearm possibly beeing discharged during an assault. The sheriff’s office says one person has been arrested on outstanding warrants but released no other details.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Officials are trying to determine the origins of an ash-filled urn that was left among the donations at a Goodwill store. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported yesterday that employees at the Corvallis store discovered the container Thursday and turned it over to local police. A medical examiner was unable to determine whether the urn contained human remains.


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