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TURNER, Ore. (AP) — A man who gave himself up following a standoff with police in Turner is a worker with the state Department of Corrections. KATU reports that 39-year-old Michael Wilson Yann turned himself in at about 1 a.m. yesterday, hours after he prompted a standoff by firing at officers. Police say the standoff began when they responded to a report of a drunk man staggering down a street. The man went inside when officers arrived and told the man to go to bed, but then he came outside shooting.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The defense team for a man accused of attempting to detonate a bomb in downtown Portland will present arguments this week intended to show their client was entrapped by government agents. The arguments are part of a series of hearings that begin tomorrow in the case against Mohamed Mohamud (moh-HAH’-med moh-hah-MOOD’), a 21-year-old ex-college student accused of attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in 2010.

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) — A Clatskanie man is dead after jumping into the frigid Columbia river to save his 2-year-old son. KATU reports 35-year-old Brant Hicks was found dead in 16 feet of water, about 30 feet from where he’d last been seen Saturday. Hicks was on a fishing boat with his son and three other relatives in an area called the Wallace Slough, near Clatskanie. The boy fell into the water, and Hicks jumped in. He managed to hand the boy to someone in the boat, but then he went under.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Police say that all three occupants of a car that slammed into a Keizer home were severely intoxicated. The crash happened early Saturday when the Honda went out of control, crashed through a fence, went across a field and struck a tree, the house and front porch. The home and the car were badly damaged, and all three people in the car were injured. Marion County sheriff’s officials say the driver, 24-year-old Jesse Fordyce, had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.


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