Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The 5-year-old boy who was swept down an
Albany creek is out of the hospital. The Oregonian reports Maliki
Wilgus was released Tuesday after three weeks in Doernbecher
Children’s Hospital in Portland. The boy and his father,
Christopher Wilgus, survived after their car was swept from a
grocery store parking lot Jan. 19 into rain-swollen Periwinkle
Creek. Catherine McLaughlin and her year-old son were trapped
inside and died.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A suspicious fire at Salem High School caused
about $15,000 damage to gear for the marching band’s color guard.
Deputy Fire Marshal Laird Case told the Statesman Journal
yesterday’s fire is suspicious because there’s nothing electrical
or easily combustible in the storage closet that is usually locked.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A man who acted like a Eugene police officer
has pleaded guilty to impersonation. Daniel Alloway was sentenced
in Lane County to two years’ probation, but no more time in jail
where he had been held since his Jan. 26 arrest. Alloway apologized
in court for “acting dumb.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 24-year veteran of Portland Fire and
Rescue has taken the top job. Erin Janssens was named by the fire
commissioner yesterday as the city’s new fire chief. The
47-year-old is a Portland-area native who joined the department as
a firefighter in 1988 and was promoted through the ranks. She was
most recently fire marshal.
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