1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/19/2015 04:00 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – A 47-year-old Idaho man died and several others were hospitalized in a collision involving 11 vehicles on Interstate 84 near Hermiston Tuesday evening. Oregon State Police say William Hernandez of Caldwell, Idaho, was killed in that collision while driving a commercial vehicle. High winds and dust limited visibility and contributed to the crashes.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A task force formed to improve school safety says Oregon should establish a tip line and develop a school floor plan database. The group also recommends funding a statewide threat assessment system to identify and help students who present a potential risk for violence and self-harm.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A man fleeing from police crashed into another vehicle on U.S. 97 north of La Pine Tuesday night, killing himself and two people in the other car. KTVZ reports that police had broken off the chase just before the crash occurred. The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Brett Young of La Pine.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Marion County sheriff’s deputies rescued a 17-year-old girl from a cellphone tower in Salem, which they say she climbed in an apparent suicide attempt. The Statesman Journal reports that deputies spotted the girl Tuesday while driving and pulled over to talk to her as she continued to climb.


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