2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/10/2013 09:23 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials say three kids playing near a Milwaukie-area wetland fell through the ice of a frozen pond but were able to climb out of the water before rescue crews arrived. The Oregonian reports Clackamas Fire District 1 says a homeless man heard the ice crack and cries for help. He rushed to a shopping center to call 911. The kids managed to rescue themselves and went home. Police learned who had been involved and contacted the youngsters to confirm each was safe. No one needed medical care.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Because of a power outage in downtown Portland, City Hall and the Portland Building remain closed today for a second day. Portland General Electric expects to restore service sometime today. The outage was caused by a fire early Sunday that damaged underground cables.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon prison officials have brought in portable toilets for the 1,700 women inmates at a Wilsonville prison after the facility’s sewage treatment system stopped working. Spokeswoman Vicki Reynolds says the portables are within the secure perimeter and close to the housing area, but inmates to have to go outside to use them. Temperatures in the area were in the 20s yesterday. Repairs could take a day or two.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Marion County sheriff’s deputy wounded in the hunt for a stolen car suspect has been released from the hospital. The sheriff’s office said yesterday that Deputy Jim Buchholz went home on Sunday. On Friday, Buchholz and another officer exchanged fire with a man officers had been seeking for hours. The suspect was also wounded. He was eventually arrested and hospitalized.


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