Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies in southern Oregon
say they’ve found an SUV and some clothes belonging to three
missing mushroom pickers but the couple and their son are still
missing. Curry County Sheriff John Bishop says Belinda and Daniel
Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were last seen
Sunday at their campsite on the Rogue River. They did not return
and left their two dogs in a camping trailer. Deputies found their
unattended Jeep off a Forest Service road yesterday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Demonstrators sympathetic with the Occupy
Wall Street movement occupied Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office
for a few minutes yesterday. Kitzhaber spoke briefly with about
two-dozen people who packed into the lobby of his Capitol suite. He
asked for their support of his proposed education and health care
initiatives, which he says would be beneficial to the 99 percent of
Americas that demonstrators say they’re fighting for.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland firefighter has pleaded guilty
to drunken driving in a crash that severed a utility pole and
knocked out power to the area of the collision. The Oregonian
reports that 53-year-old Daniel Lyford had been scheduled for trial
this week on multiple charges but recently pleaded guilty to the
single count. He was sentenced to two years’ probation, a one-year
driver’s license suspension and community service.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say they used beanbag
rounds and a stun gun to end a standoff with a suicidal woman who
had been holding a 12-inch butcher knife to her throat. KATU-TV
reports that officers fired four beanbag rounds yesterday and the
stun gun to subdue the woman. Police say she was not seriously
hurt. Medics removed her in an ambulance. Officers had responded to
talk to the woman inside a house.
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