1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/02/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police in Eugene, Ore., say 12 advocates for the homeless have been cited for second-degree criminal trespass after refusing to end their sit-in at the city manager’s office when it closed late yesterday afternoon. The protesters were seeking a meeting with City Manager Jon Ruiz about the upcoming closure of the Whoville homeless camp, asking that the closure be delayed until the City Council returns from its month-long break next week.

UNDATED (AP) – Authorities have lifted the evacuation order around a liquefied natural gas plant on the Washington-Oregon border after an explosion there a day earlier. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department said that the latest assessment at the Williams Northwest Pipeline storage facility outside Plymouth, Wash., found the danger had diminished enough that an evacuation is no longer necessary.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A 31-year-old Australian man accused of luring an Oregon teenager into a sexual relationship has pleaded guilty in federal court and is to be deported. Police said Rowan Thomson-Sapstead was living in Canada when he struck up an online relationship with a 17-year-old Sweet Home girl.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. officials say they’ve found no threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a major earthquake near Chile, with danger to Hawaii limited to potentially strong currents at beaches. A scientist at the National Tsunami Warning Center says by the time waves reach the West Coast they’ll be too small to pose any threat.


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