2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 12/10/2015 09:26 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman drowned after her car became submerged on a flooded road northwest of Portland. Firefighters say a man drove himself and the woman into high water where the road was closed in Clatskanie. The car then sank into about 12 feet of water. The man managed to get out of the car but the woman did not. Forecasters say more rain is on the way today and through the weekend.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man is critically injured after he was shot by an officer in Newport. Police were sent to an RV park yesterday after a report of an unwanted person. Police say Nantharath Thilavans became combative when officers arrived. Officers reportedly used pepper spray and a Taser to subdue him but the suspect raised a weapon and threatened authorities before an officer shot him.

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) – State wildlife officials are investigating the poaching of a branch bull elk near La Grande. The East Oregonian reports that the bull was shot and left Nov. 10 in the Starkey Unit. The shooting took place during the general hunting season for Rocky Mountain elk, which is only open to spike bulls.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A fish ladder set to be built at a dam in Bend is expected to unite populations of redband trout that have lived separately for more than a century. The Bend Bulletin reports the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council says the fish populations that can be found upstream and downstream of the North Canal Dam need to intermix to maintain healthy populations.


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