2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/28/2013 09:27 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Forecasters say hot, sunny weather expected this weekend in Oregon will continue early next week with possible record-breaking temperatures. Highs in the 90s are forecast in the inland areas of western Oregon on Monday and Tuesday with 60s and 70s on the coast. The Columbia River Gorge will have the hottest temperatures, with readings of 105 to 110 degrees possible on Monday and Tuesday.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Agriculture has temporarily restricted the use of certain insecticides in response to a massive bee kill in Wilsonville. The Oregonian reports that the restriction involves insecticides with the active ingredient dinotefuran. State officials have confirmed that one such insecticide is responsible for the deaths of an estimated 50,000 bumble bees and insects in a Wilsonville shopping center. Trees there were sprayed on June 20.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have arrested a man after multiple reports that someone was pointing a gun at motorists on an Interstate 5 exit ramp in Salem. Lt. Gregg Hastings says responding troopers spotted a man holding a dark object in his hand yesterday afternoon and held him at gunpoint. They determined the man had an object made to look like a pistol. Hastings says 52-year-old Noe Gonzalez was taken to the Marion County Jail.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers selected 6-foot-4 guard C.J. McCollum from Lehigh with the tenth pick in the NBA draft last night. A year ago, the Blazers used the No. 6 pick and grabbed point guard Damian Lillard, who became this season’s NBA Rookie of the Year. McCollum looks to be a complement to Lillard — the Patriot League’s all-time leader scorer is a combo guard likely to fill Portland’s need for a perimeter shooter.


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