Date: 07/11/2013 09:21 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Multnomah County spokesman says a tanker truck rollover on a steep curving road north of Portland led to a spill of more than 2,100 gallons of liquid fertilizer. Officials said last night that cleanup crews planned to work through the night to remove soil soaked with fertilizer from the road shoulder.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A Southern Oregon man who posted a school shooting threat on Facebook will be spending a year in jail. The News-Review reports that 22-year-old Wesley Miller of Myrtle Creek got the sentence after pleading no contest to a combination of drug counts and charges related to the threat. Miller is eligible to spend part of the sentence in a drug and mental health treatment center.
NYSSA, Ore. (AP) – An Eastern Oregon town plans to build a treatment plant to remove arsenic from its water supply. The Ontario Argus Observer reports the arsenic level in Nyssa (NIS-uh) is above the federal standard. City officials said they didn’t know yet how the project would affect water rates in the town of more than 3,000 people.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland will host the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game. MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced the event at Jeld-Wen Field yesterday. This year’s All-Stars are set to play AS Roma on July 31 in Kansas City. The MLS opponent for the match in Portland will be announced at a later date.
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