2nd Oregon News from the AP

Date: 08/14/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


UNDATED (AP) – A firefighter was treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation suffered while battling the massive range fire on the Oregon-Nevada line. The woman was injured as she crawled inside an a emergency fire shelter in an area overrun by flames. The rest of her 20-person federal crew made it to a safety zone. The incident is under investigation, and the crew has been pulled off the fire.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board says union electricians – not longshoremen – are entitled to perform the job of plugging and unplugging refrigerated shipping containers at the Port of Portland. A clash over which union should have the jobs ignited a workplace slowdown that prompted major shipping lines to temporarily divert their ships to other ports.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A man riding an inner tube pulled behind a personal watercraft was killed when it took a wide turn and he swung into rocks on the side of the Willamette River at Salem. Police said 38-year-old Enrique Salinas of Salem was declared dead Sunday evening at Wallace Marine Park. The Statesman Journal reports no citations were issued.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland Fire Bureau crew recovered the body of a man about 4 a.m. in the Willamette River near the Steel Bridge. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office is investigating while the medical examiner’s office identifies the man and determines cause of death.


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