2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/01/2014 09:25 AM

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/290
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Residents annoyed by loud train horns are asking the Eugene City Council to consider silencing them in the city. The Register-Guard says Eugene is looking into what it can or should do about noisy train horns through so-called railroad quiet zones. Federal regulations require train engineers to sound locomotive horns for 15 to 20 seconds as they approach crossings where tracks intersect with streets.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A University of Oregon distance runner was hospitalized for two days when a rock thrown from a freeway overpass crashed through her windshield and injured her. Now, she’s suing two men she says are responsible. The Eugene Register-Guard reports Molly Grabill filed the $950,000 lawsuit last week against Matthew McKinney and Hayden Tabor after the November 2012 incident. Grabill’s lawsuit alleges that Tabor was driving while McKinney threw the rock.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – An energy company owned by the Navajo Nation has named an executive whose last project sparked conflict with Oregon tribes as its new CEO. The Daily Times reports that Clark Moseley has been chosen as CEO of Navajo Transitional Energy Co. Moseley was the CEO of Morrow Pacific, a proposed coal export terminal in east Oregon that would facilitate shipments of coal down the Columbia River and to Asia. Umatilla tribes argued the terminal’s dock would interfere with their fishing rights.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Portland Trail Blazers in a 107-93 victory last night over the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves. Wesley Matthews added 23 points, including six 3-pointers for his third straight game with at least five 3-pointers. The Blazers led by as many as 16 points.


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