1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/07/2013 03:59 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities have identified the man killed yesterday while working on one of five major forest fires in the region. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says 19-year-old Jesse Trader was returning a truck that was used all of Monday night and into yesterday morning at the Big Windy complex of fires. The truck hit a rural road embankment and rolled over.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Oregon man who said he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest nearly 50 years ago has withdrawn his appeal of a ruling that said the Vatican did not employ the priest and is not liable for damages. Lawyer Jeff Anderson named the Vatican as a defendant in the 2002 lawsuit he filed on behalf of the man identified as John Doe. Anderson says his client still believes “all roads lead to Rome” but has grown weary of the long legal battle.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A photograph of an Occupy Portland demonstrator blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer became a defining image of the monthlong encampment. Now, the woman in the photograph is in court to seek $155,000 in damages from the city of Portland, the officer who sprayed her and another she said put a baton to her throat. Jury selection in a civil lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Evon Nichols began yesterday morning.

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) – The Border Patrol has removed the chief of the sector for Western Washington, Alaska and Oregon. The Border Patrol said Tuesday that Blaine Sector Chief Patrol Agent John C. Bates has been given a temporary duty assignment at Border Patrol headquarters. Blaine Deputy Chief Henry Rolon will assume the duties of the chief until further notice.


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