Date: 07/01/2013 10:32 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service in Portland says hot weather will continue in Oregon through Wednesday. Today and tomorrow are expected to be the hottest days with highs in the interior of western Oregon in the 90s and highs on the east side of the Cascades over 100. Forecasters say an onshore flow expected Thursday and Friday should bring some relief from the hot spell by the end of the week.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Circling buzzards led neighbors to discover more than a dozen sheep with full-grown wool had dropped dead of the heat in a field in rural Marion County near Turner. Sheriff’s officials tell the Statesman Journal deputies responded yesterday and gave remaining sheep water and food. Neighbors said they have long been concerned about the care of the sheep and conditions turned fatal as temperatures climbed into the 90s.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Three drownings were reported yesterday in Portland-area waters. The Multnomah County sheriff’s dive team is searching the Sandy River for a pre-school-age child lost at Glen Otto Park in Troutdale. Yamhill County deputies say searchers and divers are looking in the Willamette River near Dayton for a 20-year-old McMinnville man. The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says 19-year-old from Salem fell off an inner tube and drowned in the Molalla River. His body was recovered.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Crews spent much of yesterday carrying a body down Mount Hood from the glacier where it was spotted by a helicopter crew looking for a missing climber. Clackamas County Sheriff’s officials said they won’t be able to identify him until the body is transferred to the medical examiner but they believe it’s Kinley Adams. The 59-year-old Salem dentist failed to return June 22 from a climb.
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