2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 08/22/2014 09:16 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) – The Benton County sheriff’s office says a 32-year-old Corvallis man is suspected of being under the influence of drugs when he crashed head-on into a car on Highway 20 at Albany. The crash yesterday killed a 37-year-old Eugene man, Gabriel Ruiz Lopez. The Corvallis man was arrested on charges of manslaughter, reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have issued two traffic citations to the driver of a charter bus that struck and killed a woman in downtown Portland in June. The Portland Police Bureau said yesterday that 68-year-old Charles Start was cited for driving carelessly and failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian. The crash killed 18-year-old Monserrat Hernandez-Garcia of Vancouver, Washington.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – Police in McMinnville say a teenager reports that he was hit in the back by a blow dart as he jogged along the shoulder of a road with his high school cross-country team. KPTV reports that police say the boy was not seriously hurt in the incident Tuesday evening. The teen tells the TV station a small, older, light blue pickup had passed him at about the same time.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police in Ashland are finding their pricey new “bait bike” is proving irresistible to thieves. The new bicycle is worth $1,500. Police said yesterday they’ve arrested three people in three different incidents of bike theft over the previous 24 hours. Police say they’ve used lower-value bait bikes, but using a bicycle worth more than $1,000 makes its theft a felony with a possible 5-year sentence.


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