3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 150 Occupy Portland protesters went on a field trip to Washington state this weekend to protest nuclear war, nuclear energy and nuclear waste. They visited Richland, next to Hanford nuclear reservation. Activist Helen Caldicott says protesters wanted to visit “the belly of the beast.”

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — A man who surrendered after a standoff with police in Turner is an employee of the state Department of Corrections. KATU reports that Michael Yann turned himself in early yesterday, hours after he prompted a standoff by firing at officers. No one was injured, and officers did not return fire.

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) — A Clatskanie man is dead after jumping into the frigid Columbia river to save his 2-year-old son. KATU reports that Brant Hicks’ body was found in 16 feet of water, about 30 feet from where he had last been seen Saturday. Hicks managed to hand the boy to someone in the boat, but then he went under. He was not wearing a life jacket.

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Police say that all three occupants of a car that slammed into a Keizer home were very drunk. The home and the car were badly damaged, and all three people in the car were injured in the crash Saturday morning. Marion County deputies say 24-year-old driver Jesse Fordyce had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. His passengers were both treated at Salem Hospital.


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