1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/11/2014 04:01 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service is warning of critical wildfire conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington. The agency issued a “red flag warning” through tomorrow after hot weather increased the risk of thunderstorms. Forecasters say there could be several rounds of thunderstorms tonight.

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard rescued 5 people after their boat capsized 27 miles off the Oregon coast on Saturday. The 31-foot charter boat sent out a mayday call west of Siletz Bay, saying the vessel was taking on water in heavy seas and forcing the five on board to abandon ship. The five were taken to a hospital and reported to be in good condition.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The Willamette River may take on a pink hue near Corvallis starting today. The Corvallis Gazette-Times newspaper reports that dye is being added to the water about a half-mile downstream from the city to test the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The dye is not toxic, but any contact with it could result in staining of clothes or skin.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Some fans of Dave Matthews in Bend were turned away disappointed when their online tickets turned out to be fakes. The Bulletin newspaper reports that the box office of the Les Schwab Amphitheater caught more fake tickets for this summer’s Dave Matthews Band concert than for any other show in its 12-year history.


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