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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Authorities in the Portland suburb of
Hillsboro say a tractor-trailer rig and a Max light rail train
collided, injuring eight people. Hillsboro fire spokesman Storm
Smith said truck driver John Stanton of El Paso, Texas, and five
train passengers were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening
injuries after the crash yesterday. Smith says one train passenger
was taken to a hospital by private vehicle and another passenger
suffered minor injuries. Police said the truck driver would be
cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A Portland, Ore., police officer has
been arrested by Vancouver, Wash., police for investigation of
three felony crimes. Portland police spokesman Lt. Robert King said
Monday night that Officer James Botaitis was arrested for
investigation of burglary-domestic violence as well as
second-degree assault and criminal harassment. King said the latter
two counts were unrelated to domestic violence. The 10-year
Portland department veteran was arrested yesterday afternoon and
booked into the Clark County Jail in Vancouver.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Investigators in Douglas County say a man
distraught about the breakup of his marriage wrote suicide notes
before he pointed a gun at the Myrtle Point police chief and was
killed by shots from two officers. The Roseburg News-Review reports
that authorities yesterday released details of the shooting, saying
58-year-old John Bocock was hit three times in gunfire that the
grand jury has found justified. Bocock went to the office of a real
estate agent he blamed for the breakup and wounded him. He’s been
released from a hospital.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland school board has voted 7-0 to
adopt a policy that gives anti-war “counter-recruiters” the same
access to high school students that the military gets. The
Oregonian reports the policy approved last night is like those
already in place in Seattle, San Francisco and some other cities.
Board members say the goal is for students to get a balanced view
of what military service might mean, not just the information
offered by military recruiters that high schools have had to
facilitate under a 2001 federal law.
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