1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/20/2014 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Documents say the older brother of a 15-year-old boy who killed a student at an Oregon high school told investigators his semi-automatic rifle disappeared on the day of the shooting. The new information was included in search warrant documents released yesterday. Authorities have declined comment when asked if the rifle used belonged to Lucas Padgett, the brother of the suspect.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials in southern Oregon say a grass fire on the southern flank of Upper Table Rock burned 35 acres before crews contained it. The Medford Mail Tribune says the fire was reported shortly before noon yesterday and contained by late afternoon. About 100 firefighters were mopping up the fire.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Lane County, Oregon, sheriff’s officer says a 59-year-old man has died in a logging accident off State Highway 36 northwest of Eugene. Richard Gray of Alsea was hit by a falling tree. Carver says sheriff’s officers and search and rescue volunteers hiked 2,000 feet down into an embankment to find Gray.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials say they’ve confirmed two recent incidents of wolves killing or injuring livestock in the northeast corner of the state. The Oregonian reports that four ewes and three lambs were found dead June 13 in a sheep pen near Pendleton. Investigators say a cow was attacked and severely injured less than a mile away a few days earlier.


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