3rd Oregon Regional News

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The AAA auto club reports the average

price of gasoline in Oregon is $4.10, down 1 cent in a week but 13

cents higher than a month ago. It’s 17 cents higher than the

national average. Some metro prices from today’s survey: Portland

$4.08, Salem $4.10, Eugene-Springfield $4.14, and Medford-Ashland



COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) – State Police say a man was driving

under the influence early yesterday when his pickup truck crossed

over and crashed head-on with a car on Highway 99 north of Cottage

Grove. The crash killed Teresa Grondona of Cottage Grove. Pickup

driver Jeremy Henry of Cottage Grove faces drunken driving and

manslaughter charges. Grondona’s daughter told KVAL that her mother

was on her way to give an intoxicated friend a ride home. She also

said her father was killed in a drunken driving accident years ago.


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – An ambulance service employee is

hospitalized in Portland with burns from an oxygen tank explosion.

Metro West Ambulance says Eric Nehl of Scappoose was filing oxygen

tanks yesterday at a garage in Hillsboro when a malfunctioning

valve caused the explosion and fire. Nehl also is a volunteer

firefighter with the Scappoose Fire District.


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Washington County deputies say a woman

trying to light charcoal briquettes at a family cookout at Aloha

squirted on some high-octane fuel used in remote-control toy cars

and airplanes. That caused an explosion yesterday afternoon,

sending her 6-year-old son to intensive care at Legacy Emmanuel

Medical Center in Portland. He is expected to survive.



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