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Man killed by police following incident at Bend museum
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a man was fatally shot by police at the High Desert Museum in Bend.
Law enforcement officers responded to the museum on a report Tuesday afternoon of a man with a knife holding a woman by the throat and threatening to kill her.
Officers arrived and the man was shot by an Oregon State trooper. The man died at the scene. Police say the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and is cooperating with investigators.
Police say numerous visitors and staff were inside the museum during the incident but they were able to leave the area.
The museum will remain closed while a major crime team is investigating the shooting. Police say they haven’t found a connection between the man and woman.
According to its website, the museum has 135 forested acres of animals and indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Gov’t report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
A new government report says that while intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep up with the threat.
Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the TSA could do more to help airports anticipate and prevent incidents.
The report identified over 2,500 security incidents in each of the past three years at roughly 440 commercial airports. Those incidents included fence jumpers and workers who tried to slip through checkpoints without their security badges.
The TSA responded that it could do more, and plans to help assess both its data and vulnerabilities at specific airports.
ILLINOIS RIVER-ALCOHOL BAN
Forest agency weighs temporary alcohol ban on Illinois River
SELMA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is considering temporarily banning alcohol use on the Illinois River corridor in southwest Oregon.
Officials with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest say a temporary ban is needed to restore safety to the river corridor and to make it more family-friendly and desirable to visitors.
Spokeswoman Chamise Kramer said Tuesday the order implementing the ban is coming, but has not yet been signed. The ban would be effective through Sept. 30.
The agency says broken glass litters beaches that provide river access, and reports of public drunkenness and accidents associated with over-consumption of alcohol are common.
There will also be increased law enforcement on the corridor. Patrols are already happening on Illinois River Road.
Violating the ban could result in up to 6 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
2 die in capsizing at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a boat that capsized in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park has claimed the lives of a father and son.
Four others on the 21-foot aluminum boat were rescued Monday. They include one person who suffered severe hypothermia and was flown to a hospital in Juneau.
Park official Tom VandenBerg identified the men who died as Larry Roger McWilliams, 75, and Gary Roger McWilliams, 48. He says the elder McWilliams carried an Oregon driver’s license, and the younger man was from California. Their hometowns were not immediately available.
The cause of the capsizing was a mystery. The weather was clear and calm in the area where the boat was fishing.
VandenBerg says one person managed to swim to shore and flag down a passing boat.
STOLEN TRIMET BUS
2 teens arrested after TriMet bus stolen from Portland lot
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested after police say they stole a TriMet bus from the facility’s maintenance garage in Portland and took it for a spin.
Portland Police said in a statement that the teens, both runaways, were stopped by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies several miles away, in Milwaukie early Tuesday.
The driver was lodged into a juvenile detention facility on charges of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges. The other teen, a runaway from Deschutes County, was also lodged into the facility on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Before they were arrested, transit police responded to a report of two teens walking through a secure area at TriMet’s Center Street Garage in Portland. The officers searched the parking lot of buses and quickly learned that a bus had been driven off the lot.
Audit: Portland should bill for services to campaign visits
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new city audit says Portland should follow its current policy and charge for police and other services provided when presidential campaigns visit the city.
The report released Tuesday by Portland City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero says the city hasn’t billed presidential campaigns for police protection, traffic control and other costs in two years. Campaign visits from October 2014 to April 2016 have cost the city at least $180,000 in police time.
The audit recommends the city charge political campaigns or event organizers for the costs of city services for future candidate visits. It also recommends the city determine whether collecting for recent visits is possible.
In a response included in the audit, Portland Police Chief Lawrence O’Dea says the department has tried unsuccessfully in the past to get payment from campaigns. He says the bureau agrees with and supports the audit recommendation.
DETROIT LAKE RESCUE
Couple out fishing safe after boat tipped near Detroit Lake
DETROIT, Ore. (AP) — An Aumsville couple out on a Memorial Day fishing trip is safe after their boat overturned near Detroit Lake and tossed them into cold waters.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 60-year-old Alan Fuson and his wife 53-year-old Annette were rescued after deputies used a borrowed kayak to reach them after they managed to climb onto a steep bank.
Deputies say the 12-foot aluminum boat tipped over Monday afternoon when Alan Fuson tried to stand up in the vessel.
A person saw the couple struggling to swim to shore and called for help.
Members of the sheriff’s marine patrol unit found the two near the south shoreline opposite Highway 22. Deputies couldn’t launch a motorboat so they borrowed kayak from a boater and rowed out to the couple and brought them to shore.
The two were evaluated for injuries and released at the scene.
GLACIER BAY-BOAT CAPSIZES-THE LATEST
The Latest: Father, son die in Glacier Bay capsizing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service says a father and son died in the capsizing of a boat at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park.
Spokesman Tom VandenBerg says 75-year-old Larry Roger McWilliams and 48-year-old Gary Roger McWilliams died late Monday afternoon.
Their hometowns were not immediately available. The elder McWilliams carried an Oregon driver’s license, and the younger man was from California.
The men were pulled from the water unconscious and could not be revived by CPR.
VandenBerg says the cause of the capsizing is not known.
Park Service personnel Tuesday planned to attempt to recover the boat.
VandenBerg says the agency was alerted to the capsizing because one of the survivors managed to swim to shore and flag down another vessel.
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