4th AP Northwest News Minute

February 26, 2014 6:06 am Associated Press, News

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A hatchery program on the Oregon coast reports all of its salmon eggs are dead due to creek water contamination. The manager says all 10,000 coho salmon eggs died earlier this month at the Florence Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program. He believes the contamination came from the water for nearby Munsel Creek.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon courts could get more discretion in which drunken drivers are required to use breath alcohol monitoring devices before getting behind the wheel. A Senate committee approved a provision today that would let judges make exceptions for offenders who have a low risk of repeat offenses.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A man who tried to light a cigarette while pumping gasoline in Newport was seriously burned when the vapor ignited. Firefighters said they used a dry chemical to put out the fire yesterday after a passer-by called for help. The man was fueling a pickup truck at a station where companies pay to be allowed self-service.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A young man who hit a 70-year-old store employee in the head with a skateboard last summer has been sentenced to five years in prison. Daniel Dorson declined to apologize in court today, saying he was “defending my own.” Larry Allen suffered a head wound that needed more than a dozen stitches after the attack last July.

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