1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/27/2012 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – The Linn County sheriff’s office says both men aboard a small plane died when the experimental aircraft crashed east of Albany. Undersheriff Bruce Riley identified the victims of the crash yesterday afternoon as 46-year-old Timothy Dean Carter of Portland and 45-year-old Jeff Earl Kropf of Halsey. Both died on impact. The crash is under investigation.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Officials in Eugene say a 28-foot-long segment of concrete wall has collapsed into Amazon Creek, prompting the closure of a section of a shared-use path while repairs are made. The Register-Guard reports the section of path will be closed through today. Officials say the 50-year-old wall section collapsed Saturday after several days of heavy rain.

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) – A fire department spokesman says smoke from a malfunctioning heating and ventilation unit prompted the evacuation of about 65 residents and 15 employees from a senior care facility in the Portland suburb of Tigard. The Oregonian reports that no injuries or flames were reported. A Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue spokesman says smoke was reported at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday in one wing of Pacific Health and Rehabilitation.

UNDATED (AP) – Longshore workers say they don’t want to strike grain terminals in the Northwest, and want to continue contract talks with terminal owners beyond a deadline of tomorrow. International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokeswoman Jennifer Sargent said yesterday that they have proposed additional dates for talks to the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, which represents the owners of six grain terminals along the Columbia River and in Puget Sound in contract talks.


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