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In brief: Tornado reported in McMinnville, Ore.

Fri., June 14, 2013

The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged several buildings Thursday in the community of McMinnville, Ore.

No one was hurt but McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert said three commercial buildings – all used for storage – were damaged. He said a porch roof also was damaged.

National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Higa in Portland said the agency’s storm survey team dispatched to the site confirms a tornado but has not yet determined its wind speed or strength.

McMinnville is southwest of Portland.

The agency also received reports of funnel clouds seen in or near Hillsboro, Albany and Harrisburg, Ore., Higa said.

Police arrest man accused of drive-by shooting

Spokane Police arrested a man in connection to a drive-by shooting over the weekend.

Dallen P. Young, 17, is accused of shooting at a home on North G Street sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6:35 p.m. Sunday, according to court documents. The homeowner found a bullet hole in his garage door and saw corresponding holes inside the garage and two interior walls.

Three people were in the house when the shooting occurred, but none were injured, according to the documents.

One of the victims and Young apparently had an ongoing argument, according to the documents.


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