2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/23/2015 09:15 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man is accused of luring a woman to his condo with the promise of a job interview, then raping her and choking her unconscious. The Oregonian reports that police and court records indicate the woman ran from the condo topless after she got away, fearful that her attacker was going to come after her. Then she called 911. The newspaper says 22-year-old Jameson Hedges was arraigned yesterday and jailed under $785,000 bail.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Ninety-five cats have been rescued from a single home in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon. KPTV reports that the cats were transported to the Oregon Humane Society in Portland yesterday. The Humane Society says many of the cats will be available for adoption starting Thursday.

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) – Tillamook County trees will look less verdant this summer as tent caterpillars, larval moths that live in gauzy tents stretched between tree branches, are eating their leaves. The Oregonian reports that state forestry officials say insecticides are not necessary to combat the insects. Removing tents from trees by pruning infested branches or blasting them with water is an effective way to minimize outbreaks.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An industry study shows that movie and TV production in Oregon accounts for than 18,750 jobs and $256 million in wages. The Motion Picture Association of America’s report says that TV series such as “Grimm,” ”Portlandia” and “The Librarians” helped keep 1,450 businesses going in the state.


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