2nd AP Northwest News Minute

December 30, 2013 10:34 pm Associated Press, News

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) – Two people have been rescued after their car went over a 30-foot cliff and into the Molalla River. Clackamas County deputies say rescuers found two men on top of an upside down vehicle that was almost submerged in the river. One of the men was the driver and the other was a person who was not involved in the crash but went into the river to pull him out of the car. A female passenger was able to get out of the vehicle and swim to shore. Their names has not been released.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An autistic teenager who spent the night lost in the Columbia River Gorge has been found. KGW-TV reports it was the second time in five years this boy had been rescued from a wilderness hike. Alex Irving was located Saturday afternoon around Ponytail Falls. Irving also went missing for two days near Mount St. Helens in 2008, when he was 11.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Beginning on Wednesday, two more areas off the Oregon coast will be closed to fishing and other recreational seafood and seaweed harvesting. The Statesman-Journal reports new restrictions are beginning at marine reserves at Cascade Head just north of Lincoln City and at Cape Perpetua south of Yachats. All fishing is prohibited inside the boundaries of the reserves.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon coach Dana Altman said there probably isn’t a team in the country satisfied with how it’s playing right now and his is no different. The 12th-ranked Ducks just look better doing it than most. Joseph Young scored 24 points and Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory over Morgan State yesterday. Oregon opens Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday at Utah.

 

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