1st Oregon News Minute

Date: 01/19/2016 03:59 AM

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BEND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon State Police now has a trooper in Deschutes County who focuses on investigating suspected illegal firearms purchases. The Bend Bulletin reports that the trooper based in Deschutes County is one of four full-time state troopers who are dedicated to investigating cases when firearms purchases are denied. The trooper investigates and, if warranted, will forward the case to the district attorney’s office, which will decide whether the case is a willful violation of firearms purchasing laws.

TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say four adults and an infant were hurt after two SUVs collided on Highway 97 near Terrebonne in central Oregon. A spokesman tells KTVZ-TV that all five were flown or driven to hospitals and that the injuries were not life-threatening.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A study shows the amount of man-made heat energy the oceans have absorbed since 1997 is equivalent to a Hiroshima-style bomb being exploded every second for 75 straight years. That’s double the heat energy the waters were absorbing before 1997. The study’s authors used ocean-observing data that goes back to the British research ship Challenger in the 1870s and high-tech modern underwater monitors and computer models.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed as he was trying to cross Interstate 5 south of downtown Portland. Police say the man suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. His identity has not been released. The driver who struck the man remained at the scene.


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