Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – State Police say a big rig hauling 22
tons of valuable tuna overturned, blocking a highway southwest of
Portland for six hours. The Columbian reports that the cold load of
tuna was bound for Seattle, and then for Japan. Heavy equipment was
brought in to lift the tractor and trailer back onto their wheels.
Officials say the refrigerator system kept running to keep the tuna
BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard says it has rescued a
13-year-old boy who was seriously injured when he fell about 80
feet from a rock into the Pacific on the southern Oregon coast.
Crews located the boy in the water, surrounded by rocks, and got
him into a rescue litter. A Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescue
swimmer and hoisted the boy aboard. Authorities were not able to
provide an update on the boy’s condition last evening.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Occupy Portland demonstrators have taken
their protest to a Portland hotel where JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie
Dimon was addressing a Portland Business Alliance lunch. When asked
his opinion of the Occupy movement, Dimon said he understood
protesters’ anger and frustration but took issue with what he
called the protest’s broad-brush critique.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man found an Oregon Lottery ticket
worth $21.8 million hanging on his refrigerator door. It had been
there for three months. Leland Hanson took the July 30 Megabucks
ticket to the Salem lottery office yesterday, where he chose the
cash-out option and received a one-time payment of $10.9 million
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)