1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/23/2014 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Forestry is putting together a radio-controlled helicopter to give firefighters a better look at what wildfires are up to in tight smoky places a conventional scout plane cannot go. It will be equipped with infrared and video cameras and a GPS locator, and should be ready to go around mid-July. At just five feet long, the helicopter is not big enough to take over tasks normally done by manned aircraft.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man in the stabbings of three people at the Syrian Lebanese American Club in Portland. Officers responded to a report of a fight and stabbing at the club a little before 1 a.m. yesterday, and arrived to find that two of the three people stabbed had already left for a hospital. They said witnesses identified the suspect as 23-year-old Christopher Pantoja, who was taken into custody without incident and treated for injuries sustained in the fight. None of the stab wounds was considered to be life-threatening.

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say two small, homemade explosive devices detonated in the Aloha area with one leaving a woman with minor injuries and the other damaging a mailbox. The Washington County Sheriff’s office says that the first occurred Saturday afternoon at a portable toilet at the International School of Beaverton. A 40-year-old Washington woman injured her head and was treated at a hospital and released.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Klamath County fire has been mapped at nearly two square miles and its fuel source is highly flammable. The Bryant Fire in a logging operation on private lands outside Bonanza in Klamath County is burning on ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and dried brush. John Flanigan of the Oregon Department of Forestry says the wood is so dry it could be lit with a match.


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