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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An apparent mixing error by a worker at
the downtown YWCA swimming pool created chlorine gas last night.
Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Paul Corah says there were just
five people in the building at the time and all reported eye
irritation from the fumes. One was taken to a hospital for
evaluation. Corah says the worker reportedly mixed a gallon of
chlorine with six gallons of muriatic acid. Both chemicals are used
in pool maintenance.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – A van with a flat tire fell on an Oregon state
trooper, causing serious injuries. State Police say the officer
faces surgery but has been released from a Bend hospital in the
meantime. Authorities say 30-year-old Trooper Colin Tracy was
trying to get the spare tire from beneath the disabled van near
Sisters on Friday evening when the van slipped off a jack and fell
onto him. Lt. Gregg Hastings says van passenger Cristina Ortiz
lifted the back of the van as far as she could, allowing Tracy to
scoot out from underneath it.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland firefighters responding to a
report of a fall late last night found a 16-year-old boy
unconscious at the bottom of a cliff at Rocky Butte. Fire & Rescue
spokesman Paul Corah says the boy suffered life-threatening
injuries and was taken to a hospital. Corah says it appears the boy
accidentally fell more than 80 feet down the east side of Rocky
Butte in northeast Portland. He says it’s the third accident this
year involving a fall at Rocky Butte.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Some business owners in downtown Eugene say
they’re losing customers because of the behavior of homeless people
outside a Eugene diner that offers free meals. Some are calling for
the eatery to move. But the operators of The Dining Room say it’s
staying put. Among the complaints are drunkenness, drug use, foul
language and public urination and sex. The diner is an 8-year-old
meal site run by FOOD for Lane County.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon State Trooper faces surgery after
being injured while helping a motorist change a flat tire near
Sisters. Thirty-year-old Trooper Colin Tracy was injured when a van
slipped from a jack while Tracy was underneath Friday evening,
attempting to remove the spare tire. Tracy has been released from
the hospital, but needs surgery for his injuries.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman says she’s not serious
about wanting to marry death row inmate Christian Longo. Keli
Cannon of Portland says she’s a friend of Longo, but says he signed
a form requesting permission to marriage to prove that the state
Department of Corrections routinely denies his requests. Longo was
convicted of killing his wife and three children.
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) – The Wasco sheriff’s office says a rafter
who was lost in the upper Deschutes River is presumed to have
drowned. KGW reports five people were thrown into the water when
the raft overturned Friday in the White Horse Rapids near North
Junction. Four made it to shore, but the fifth was last seen
floating down the river without a life jacket.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – More than 1,000 people lined up yesterday to
apply for temporary jobs at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. The
Statesman Journal reports the Employment Department gave yellow
cards to the first 300 people in line, referring them to vendors.
The next 300 can return today to apply for other jobs at the fair.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A man who says his wife jumped out of their
moving pickup truck is pleading not guilty to a drunken driving
charge in Lane County Circuit Court. Brenda Sue Shreeve was killed
in the incident in March on Highway 99 near Goshen. The Register
Guard reports 51-year-old Lloyd Allan Shreeve of Salem said he was
arguing with his wife at the time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman who decided to circumcise
her 3-month-old son at home after reading the Old Testament and
watching YouTube videos has been sentenced to five years’
probation. Keemonta Peterson pleaded guilty to first-degree
criminal mistreatment. The 30-year-old Portland woman must also
undergo mental health treatment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – One of the seven women accusing an
anesthesiologist of sexual abuse has filed a civil lawsuit against
Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. The woman’s lawyer tells
The Oregonian that she feels the hospital didn’t take her seriously
because she was under sedation when she reported the incident to
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The Central Oregon Community College
plans to open a new campus in Prineville next week, offering
services such as adult education and computer labs to Crook County
residents. The Bulletin of Bend reports that the 12,000-square-foot
Crook County Open Campus is one of the college’s construction
projects largely built by proceeds from a bond issue approved in
SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Carp and Casper Wells hit back-to-back home
runs in the eighth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5
comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Carp, who
also homered in the third inning, has a 15-game hitting and 17 RBIs
in August, most in baseball for the month. It was his first
two-home run game. Wells homered in his third consecutive game.
Brandon League, a former Blue Jay, earned his 30th save in 34
SEATTLE (AP) – Danny Hultzen, taken by the Seattle Mariners with
the No. 2 pick in the amateur draft, agreed Monday night to an $8.5
million, five-year contract. The deal includes a $6.35 million
signing bonus. Hultzen, a 6-foot-3 left-hander, was 12-3 with a
1.37 ERA in 18 starts for Virginia. In three seasons, he was 32-5
with a 2.08 ERA. Because Hultzen still had one more year of
eligibility at Virginia, the Mariners had until 9 p.m. to sign him.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Beavers football coach Mike Riley says
four freshman Oregon State players will be suspended for one game
after they were charged with underage drinking over the weekend.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the four are redshirt defensive
tackle Joe Lopez, safety Will Storey, redshirt tight end Connor
Hamlett, and redshirt tight end Tyler Perry. Riley says the players
will also face other discipline he didn’t describe.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have been awarded
defensive back Brett Johnson off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
The club is thin in the secondary with rookie safety Eric Hagg
scheduled for knee surgery yesterday. Johnson was signed as an
undrafted free agent by Buffalo last season. He also spent time
with Philadelphia and St. Louis but was released before the start
of the regular season.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ Anthony
Herrera has been taken off the physically unable to perform list,
slightly ahead of schedule with rehab on his surgically repaired
left knee. The right guard took part in much of yesterday’s
practice. Coach Leslie Frazier says Herrera was back about a week
earlier than was expected and says he could play in Saturday’s
exhibition game at Seattle, depending on how things go this week.
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