1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

March 31, 2014 7:57 pm Associated Press, News

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old Albany girl has been struck and killed by a train. The victim of the Saturday night accident has been identified as Sara-Tessa Lytle. A Union Pacific Railroad employee called 911 to report a person had been hit by train while walking on the railroad tracks. Grief counselors will be at West Albany High School today, where Lytle was a student.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman whose house is for sale in southwest Portland arrived for a showing Saturday afternoon and saw two men inside who weren’t supposed to be there. Police say arriving officers caught the men walking away and recovered stolen property.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An off-duty Washington County sheriff’s deputy and a passer-by pulled two unconscious men from a car that caught fire after a Saturday night crash near Gaston. The sheriff’s office says the deputy, Cpl. Cheryl Crecelius, was in the area moments after the crash. She quickly pulled one man to safety but the other man’s legs were pinned. KOIN reports another driver stopped and he and the deputy pulled the second man from the wreck just before it burst into flames.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s a sure sign of spring. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports studded snow tires must be off vehicles by midnight tonight. State law allows motorists to use studded tires from Nov. 1 through March 31. The Oregon Department of Transportation says driving with studded tires after today could result in a $190 fine.

 

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