Date: 04/24/2013 10:33 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene Marathon officials have increased security for this weekend’s event in light of the Boston bombing. The Register-Guard reports the Oregon National Guard will supplement a large contingent of police officers. Participants can expect random bag checks. Runners will be quickly ushered through the finish chute at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. More than 8,500 runners are expected.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – ODOT is asking the public to help select names for two new trains that will haul Amtrak passengers between Eugene and Vancouver, Wash. Currently they’re known as ODOT No. 1 and ODOT No. 2. The Statesman Journal reports they’ll follow a tradition of naming Northwest trains after mountain peaks. The public can vote online from among five peaks: Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. McLoughlin, Mt. Scott and Mt. Thielsen.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fire officials say an 18-wheeler rig hauling a huge steel and concrete beam overturned on a Portland bridge and a nearby car was crushed. KATU-TV reports that a worker steering the rear wheels of the giant truck jumped out yesterday and pulled a young woman from the crushed car. Both vehicles caught fire. The woman was treated for arm injuries.
SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) – Linn County deputies say a 54-year-old man has been arrested in the reported kidnapping and assault of a woman near Sweet Home. Mueller says Daniel Fred Schroeder has been arrested for investigation of first-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault. The woman says she was assaulted and held against her will over the weekend.
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