1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/14/2015 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Prosecutors have identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and yoga instructor in Northern California last week. A criminal complaint charges 23-year-old Morrison Haze Lampley with pulling the trigger of a stolen Smith & Wesson handgun while the trio robbed their alleged victims. The Marin County district attorney said a decision on whether to pursue the death penalty will be made later.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Agriculture has received a temporary restraining order to stop a company from conducting aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands. It comes after the state last month suspended Applebee Aviation’s pesticide operator license over worker protection violations. Despite the suspension, Applebee Aviation performed aerial applications. The restraining order means Applebee must cease all pesticide applications until its operator’s license is reinstated.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The FBI in Portland says it rescued three child sex trafficking victims and arrested eight alleged pimps last week as part of a national operation cracking down on child exploitation. Authorities say underage trafficking victims were found in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon as well as Vancouver, Washington. Seven people ranging in age from 31 through 48 were arrested on charges of promoting prostitution.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany was evacuated because of a bomb threat, but no explosives were found. The Albany Police Department says a bomb squad searched the location as a precaution. There were no injuries. Albany is 70 miles south of Portland.


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