Date: 04/09/2014 03:59 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say an injured 59-year-old Oakridge man has been rescued after spending a night in his crashed car after he ran off a remote Forest Service road and struck several trees. Police say Russell Hayes was airlifted to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The Corvallis City Council has approved the expansion of parking districts in the city, but shot down a citizen petition to allow the public draw new districts instead of the council. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the plan include expanding the current three parking districts to seven zones that would ring Oregon State University. The university was displeased with the move. A spokesman says he is disappointed and says the measure was passed “in the dark of the night.”
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Marion County sheriff’s office says a deputy pulled over a motorcyclist accused of reaching a top speed of 133 mph on a Salem, Ore., street. KPTV reports the sheriff’s office says the deputy spotted the driver weaving in and out of traffic Monday afternoon and caught up to him in an unmarked Ford Mustang. He was cited for careless driving and violation of the maximum speed limit.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Emergency dispatchers in Washington County, Ore., have another entrant in the feature they call “You called 911 for that??” In this case, the dispatch center says a man called 911 to ask if he could drive through a police roadblock. As you might expect, the answer was “no.”
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