Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
CANBY, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 76-year-old Canby-area man died after he tried to shut off his home water supply because of a leak and got stuck upside-down in an underground vault. Candy fire officials tell The Oregonian that Edward Bilton-Smith went outside to shut off the water, which involved reaching down five feet into a vault to turn a valve by hand. When the man failed to return, his wife went outside and tried in vain to help. Then she called 911.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old man was critically injured when his bicycle crashed into a van last night at intersection in Salem. The man was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Salem Hospital.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County court records show the wife of a Gresham man charged with kidnapping and killing a 21-year-old barista has filed for divorce. The documents say Amanda Holt filed her petition Friday to divorce Jonathan Holt, who’s charged in the Oct. 16 death of Whitney Heichel (HIKE-ell) of Gresham. The Holts were neighbors of Whitney Heichel and her husband.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have appointed AEG Sports executive Chris McGowan as the team’s new president and chief operating officer. McGowan helped guide the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy as chief operating officer of AEG Sports. McGowan succeeds Larry Miller, who left the Blazers in July to return to Nike.
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