Date: 08/18/2014 04:00 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) – All six crew members aboard a C-130 air tanker escaped injury when the aircraft on its way to refuel for a firefighting mission was forced to make an emergency landing at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah. Air Force officials say the aircraft owned by the Wyoming Air National Guard experienced an inflight emergency around 1 p.m. yesterday. The air tanker is one of two Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead recently activated to help fight fires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and California.
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – The state medical examiner’s office has identified two people who were struck and killed by a light-rail train in the Portland suburb of Gresham on Saturday. Killed were 66-year-old Bertha Nellie Kelly, of Portland, and her 48-year-old son, John Paul Kelly, whose hometown was unknown. The Tri-Met transportation agency says Kelly reportedly sat on his mother’s lap and accidentally hit her wheelchair’s toggle controller, propelling them both into the gap between two coupled train cars just as the train was leaving the station.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State police say a Vancouver, Washington, man shot and killed himself in his vehicle following a standoff with police on Highway 20 near Bend. State police say the Deschutes County sheriff’s office received a call Saturday night that a man described as armed and suicidal was driving on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About an hour after the man was stopped, officers found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Marion County sheriff’s office says a Salem police officer faces a harassment charge in connection with a disturbance while he was off duty. Mason County sheriff’s deputies were asked by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance at Salem home on Aug. 9. The deputies found 40-year-old Brandon Hanes, who was not on duty, had been involved in an altercation.
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