2nd AP Northwest News Minute

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police and fire marshals are investigating after a fire in Oakridge’s historic Uptown District destroyed two businesses. The Register-Guard reports that the fire early yesterday destroyed Lion Mountain Bakery and On-One Bikes USA. No injuries were reported and no one was in either business at the time of the blaze.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – One man is dead and two people are hurt in a head-on crash in Washington County last night. Sheriff’s deputies say a Lafayette man’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a car driven by a Newberg woman. The man died at the scene while the woman and her grandson were both hospitalized in serious condition.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a Washington woman was arrested over the weekend after 24 pounds of crystal meth was found in her car during a Eugene traffic stop. The Oregonian reports a drug detection dog discovered the drugs in a hidden compartment. Teri Baker of Kent, Washington, was stopped for speeding on Interstate 5 late Friday.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – Officials in Astoria are working to save a historic bigleaf maple tree that is well known to the community. The Daily Astorian reports that the 150-year-old tree developed a crack near the center of its dual trunk. The crack has become infected and weakened by fungus and rot and could cause the tree to fall in high winds.


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.