1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 03/12/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election. The 2014 election took much clearer shape yesterday as the deadline passed for people seeking office to declare their intentions. Oregon’s primary is May 20.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene, Ore., woman trapped in her second-floor apartment by a fire awoke to hear her neighbors yelling at her to get out. The Register-Guard reports that Tami Howard’s neighbors positioned an aluminum extension ladder outside her bedroom window late Monday night. The cause of the fire is under investigation. One dog died.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon wildlife biologist says a cougar blamed for killing two goats and several chickens over three consecutive nights at a Eugene residence has been captured and killed. The Register-Guard reports the 84-pound female was captured yesterday in a chain-link cage on the property where the livestock were snatched, near Hendricks Park. The cat was sedated to reduce stress.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – A magnitude 5.1 quake has been recorded about 250 miles off the Oregon coast. Several people reported feeling the quake but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the moderate quake that hit late yesterday afternoon was centered about 250 miles west-northwest of Coos Bay at a fairly shallow depth of 6 miles.


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