1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 10/11/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a large truck hauling yeast collided with a light-rail train in North Portland. The accident happened yesterday afternoon in the industrial area near Widmer Brewery. TriMet says the collision caused “significant delays.” Passengers on the train told The Oregonian there did not appear to be any injuries.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man is being sued for nearly $300,000 over a 2010 traffic crash that injured another man after a horse wandered onto a highway. The Register-Guard says the lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court blames Junction City resident Bryan Scott Austin for the crash that injured Jacky Lee Gentry of Harrisburg. The lawsuit contends that Austin was negligent for failing to keep the horse from wandering off his land onto a nearby highway. Two vehicles hit the horse, which died.

GARDINER, Ore. (AP) – A weekend break in a sewer line connecting the Oregon coast communities of Gardiner and Reedsport has sent an estimated 50,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Umpqua River. The World newspaper says the Gardiner Sanitary District shut down the line and sewage has been rerouted through a temporary pipe.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Former state Rep. Betsy Close has been appointed to replace a retiring senator. Linn and Benton county commissioners selected Close yesterday. She will replace former Sen. Frank Morse of Albany, who shocked colleagues last month when he announced he would resign before the end of his term. Both Close and Morse are Republicans.


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