2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/14/2015 09:18 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – In eastern Oregon, Interstate 84 near Baker City was closed temporarily in the afternoon because of a wildfire. Also, officials said residents of 57 homes were under evacuation orders and dozens more were told to be ready to leave as two wildfires burned near Baker City. Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, mobilizing fire crews from across the state to protect the threatened structures.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A former Oregon state trooper has been sentenced to two years of probation on child pornography charges. The Daily Astorian reports that 52-year-old David Corkett is also required to register as a sex offender, complete a sex offender evaluation and undergo the recommended treatment. He will not be allowed to work in law enforcement in Oregon.

PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) – In response to a community watch page on social media, the Pilot City Council is weighing whether to allow staff to respond to comments on Facebook. The East Oregonian reports that council members have discussed inaccurate statements about city police made on the Facebook page for Pilot Rock Community Watch, a private group dedicated to informing members about suspicious activity in the area.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Fishing restrictions intended to protect salmon, steelhead and trout from lethally warm water conditions have been lifted for the lower and middle sections of the Rogue River. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says that cooler weather and the release of extra water from Lost Creek Dam to help fall chinook migrate upriver to spawn have returned river conditions to normal for August.


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