3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/10/2013 10:56 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a train derailed around 1:45 this morning in eastern Oregon, east of La Grande in Union County. Two tankers containing hazardous materials are among 14 cars that derailed. The accident has closed an eight-mile section of Highway 203 for emergency responders. No injuries are reported.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – The Washington County district attorney’s office says a Hillsboro officer was justified in shooting a domestic violence suspect who refused to drop a knife during a confrontation in November at an apartment. The Oregonian reports Officer David Bergstrom will not face charges for wounding Gilberto Perez, who pleaded guilty in May to charges assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. He faces a seven-year prison sentence.

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – Two swimmers are safe after being rescued by Columbia County sheriffs’ deputies and firefighters from the Columbia River near Sand Island. Witnesses reported seeing the two St. Helens men in distress yesterday afternoon. Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says Kawai Niau declined medical attention but Kyle Snider was hospitalized in stable condition.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Two sheep that were on the loose in Medford have been captured after nearly a year on the lam. The sheep had been crossing Interstate 5 and interfering with traffic. They fled into a greenway and avoided capture until Monday night when they were cornered by police and volunteers behind an apartment building. The Mail Tribune reports the goat-like Barbados sheep are now in the care of the Sanctuary One animal rescue operation.


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