1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/18/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) – An Oregon man is one of 12 Marines who were aboard two helicopters that went down off Oahu’s north shore late Thursday. The Oregonian newspaper reports that 21-year-old Ty Hart, from Stayton, Oregon, lives on base in Hawaii with his wife. Rescuers from various agencies have been searching round-the-clock.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Patrol says it is investigating threats reportedly made against a state lawmaker who recently made headlines for visiting an Oregon wildlife refuge that’s been occupied by armed protesters. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports that Rep. Matt Shea said he received the threats Jan. 12 and 13, after news articles described his visit with protesters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The city of Eugene and others are looking to expand the high-speed Internet fiber network throughout downtown Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that potential expansion of the network to about 120 buildings would cost about $3.8 million. The city currently doesn’t have money for the expansion. But the City Council is hearing about ways to pay for the project at a work session Wednesday.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police are now asking for the public’s help in solving the poaching of mule deer outside of Baker City late last year. Fish and Wildlife Division troopers say they were notified of three of the killings Dec. 1, and they ultimately discovered that at least five deer and one wild turkey had been illegally killed within the Lookout Mountain Wildlife Management Unit. Four of the five deer were bucks with their heads removed, and all of the carcasses were left to waste.


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