May 3, 2009 in City

Slain officers to be honored

 

An Oregon State Police bomb technician and a Woodburn police captain killed in a bomb blast will be honored by family, friends and fellow officers at two special events in Salem, Ore., and Washington, D.C.

The names of Senior Trooper William Hakim and Woodburn police Capt. Tom Tennant will be added to the national memorial wall in Washington D.C.

In Oregon, their names and those of two other officers who died in 1908 and 1958 will be added to Oregon’s memorial wall.

Hakim and Tennant were killed Dec. 12, 2008, when an explosive device detonated at a Woodburn-area bank.

Woodburn’s police chief was also critically injured in the blast. A Marion County father and son are charged with murder.

REXBURG, Idaho

Anti-pornography conference planned

The Idaho Anti-Pornography Conference is planned for Saturday in the eastern Idaho city of Rexburg.

A committee called “Citizens for Decency” is organizing the event and said it’s not about free speech but is intended to inform residents.

Craig Cobia, chairman of the committee, said the subject matter at the conference is geared for those who are at least 18 years old.

The conference is also sponsored by Deseret Book, the city of Rexburg, the Rexburg Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

MCMINNVILLE, Ore.

Driver charged with two DUIs

McMinnville police say a Salem man was stopped and cited with driving under the influence of intoxicants charges twice in one day.

In both instances, police say, 52-year-old Carl Elton Reeves was driving the same pickup truck and stopped near the same state liquor store.

Police say they first stopped Reeves at 11:05 a.m. Friday after he ran a red light. He was released into the custody of his grandmother and his vehicle was impounded.

A while later, authorities released the truck to another party on condition Reeves not drive it. But he did. A tow company employee saw Reeves take the wheel and called police.

Police spotted Reeves’ truck and followed it back to the state liquor store, where he was cited again.

The second time around, Reeves was booked in the Yamhill County Jail.

PUYALLUP, Wash.

Portable toilets buffer plane crash

The pilot of a small airplane was able to walk away after its crash landing was cushioned by a bunch of portable toilets near Tacoma.

Gary Mayor of the Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 182 crashed shortly after 3 p.m. Friday as it was taking off from Pierce County’s Thun Field.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the plane was about 150 feet in the air when the engine quit. The pilot, the only person on board, tried to turn around to land, but didn’t quite make it.

The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets, in a storage yard just northwest of the runway.

From wire reports


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