2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/15/2013 09:28 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who served has a Umatilla tribal police officer for about 15 years has pleaded guilty to making unwanted sexual contact with a woman and then lying about it to FBI investigators. The Oregonian reports Fermore Joseph Craig of Pendleton faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 4. The incident occurred last May and Craig was off duty at the time.

WOLF CREEK, Ore. (AP) – State Police say a highway flagger is dead after she was struck by a commercial truck on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon. Lt. Gregg Hastings says the 60-year-old woman from Trail, Ore., was employed by a private company contracting with the state. Her name was not released last night. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that the flagger had parked a truck pulling a trailer carrying a lighted arrow sign and was outside the truck when the northbound commercial truck hit the parked vehicle.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Fire crews are mopping up after they contained a wind-driven grass fire just short of the Corvallis airport. The fire started yesterday afternoon in an area southwest of the Willamette Valley community. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports fire officials estimate more than 60 acres burned. The cause is under investigation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Everyone aboard an Oregon tuna boat survived after it sank following an engine explosion, including two cats. One, Jasper, sat on the prow and then swam to his owners, who were in a rescue boat. Fishermen Mark Schneider says the engine room seemed intact shortly before the Aug. 5 explosion. The story was first reported by KTVZ-TV.


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