2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/17/2012 09:40 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Oregon City police say a young man is dead after a fall from the Gladstone water intake station. Lt. Bill Kler tells The Oregonian the unidentified man climbed the structure last night. Kler says it’s believed he slipped and then fell onto rocks below. The intake station is on the Oregon City side of the Clackamas River south of Portland.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – The Vancouver City Council has passed a resolution asking to be part of a cumulative review of a half dozen proposed coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon. The resolution asks the state for at least one public hearing in Clark County. Coal companies and railroads are looking to export more coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia. Opponents worry about long coal trains, coal dust and air pollution.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police are looking for a 63-year-old Salt Lake City woman reported missing after she failed to arrive for a visit with relatives in Salem. Oregon State Police say Sherryl Elaine Boatman last spoke to her family by cell phone on Thursday from the Portland area. They said she takes medication and seemed delusional. Her phone was found Friday about four miles from the Portland bus station and turned in to police.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police in Salem say a man who had been entertaining himself and his dog with a laser scope on his gun finally pointed it at his TV and pulled the trigger – forgetting the gun was loaded. Police tell KATU-TV the bullet went through a wall into an adjacent home where five people were present Saturday night. No one was hurt. Police say Robert Edward Walters apparently had been drinking. He’s accused of unlawful discharge of a firearm and five counts of reckless endangering.


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