2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/23/2013 09:31 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A megaload of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada is due to arrive in Idaho. The 380-foot, 450-ton load was expected to leave Oregon and cross the border near Homedale by this morning. It has taken three weeks for the load to travel 315 miles through Oregon. The megaload is slated to travel 500 miles across Idaho, cross into Montana on U.S. 93 and head north to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a man in Portland caught on fire because he was smoking a cigarette while handling stolen gasoline. Police say Harry Suniville was treated for injuries after a fire that burnt his pants and singed his hair. Authorities said Suniville had stolen a partially-filled gas can from a nearby truck and began pouring the gas into his own vehicle without dousing his cigarette at the time. He’ll be arraigned today.

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) – An Oregon woman who left her mother’s body behind a thrift store near Port Huron is due back in court today to be sentenced for manslaughter. Kelly Rhodes had been charged with murder but last month pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Authorities believe neglect had a role in the death of 89-year-old Mary Grenia of Salem last March.

HONOLULU (AP) – Demetrius Treadwell scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half in front of President Barack Obama and the first family and Akron beat Oregon State 83-71 yesterday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic. Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is first lady Michelle Obama’s brother. The Beavers took their first loss with Obama in attendance after winning four previous contests he took in.


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