3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/12/2013 10:28 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – A power outage near Hermiston was caused by a snake. The East Oregonian reports a snake slithered through a fence and disrupted a breaker at the Umatilla Cooperative’s Feedville Station. It knocked out power early yesterday to more than 1,200 customers. Crews restored service about an hour later.

BANDON, Ore. (AP) – Bandon area residents have noticed an unusually high number of mosquitoes this summer. Now the Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon State University are studying conditions in the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, where the insects breed. The World reports the study hopes to find out why so many mosquitoes are being produced in the estuary of the lower Coquille River and what measures might control them.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A brush fire yesterday afternoon at a transient camp near Bend caused minor injuries to a 14-year-old girl and burned nearly four acres of trees and sagebrush before firefighters brought it under control. Medics took the girl to a Bend hospital where she was treated for burns to her arm. KTVZ reports eight transients were evacuated from the property and cited for trespassing.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to clear out two homeless camps early next week in west Eugene. The Register-Guard reports the camps are in the same area where the city of Eugene and the Bureau of Land Management plan to oust illegal campers.


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