1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 01/25/2016 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – A judge who planned to host a community meeting today over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has canceled it due to safety concerns. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said in a news release authorities had become aware of plans to protest the meeting and block the entrance to the county senior center, where it was to be held. A spokeswoman for the county said she didn’t have further information about the safety concerns.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – As many head to northeast Nevada for a national gathering to celebrate cowboy poetry and culture, the topic of the sometimes tenuous relationship between the Old West and the realities of the New West will be discussed at panels. The 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering opens today in Elko, which is similar in its turbulent history to the place about 200 miles away in Oregon where a national wildlife refuge has been seized by armed men protesting federal ownership of land.

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a man remains missing after the pickup truck he was riding in slid off a road in the Mount Hood National Forest and into the Collawash River. Two teenagers told Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies they were able to climb out a window and swim to shore, but they believed the 26-year-old Woodburn man they were with did not make it out.

COUGAR, Wash. (AP) – Authorities in Washington state say they arrested a man wanted for murder in Oregon following a home-invasion robbery and a carjacking. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says officers arrested 36-year-old Matthew D. Reyes who was wanted in the killing of 57-year-old Rick Aston.


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