June 18, 2012 in Region

In brief: Man arrested at border had $330,000 in cash

 

EDMONTON, Alberta – The man wanted in an armored car heist at a Canadian university that left three armed guards dead was carrying $330,000 in cash and no passport when he was arrested by U.S. border officials, police said Sunday.

Travis Baumgartner was stopped Saturday near a border crossing in Lynden, Wash., southwest of Abbotsford, B.C.

He was driving a Ford F-150 truck with the Alberta license plate that police had been seeking, police Superintendent Bob Hassel said at a news conference. Hassel said the suspect tried to get through the border with his driver’s license. He had the cash in a backpack.

Thomas Schreiber of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the suspect didn’t have a gun and was arrested without incident.

Baumgartner, 21, had been on the run since Friday when four armed guards were gunned down, three of them fatally. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

First lady encourages grads to forge own path

CORVALLIS, Ore. – First lady Michelle Obama on Sunday encouraged Oregon State University graduates to live life for themselves, not for anyone else.

The first lady spoke at the invitation of her older brother, Craig Robinson, the head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State.

She said the siblings learned about hard work growing up in a struggling working-class family with high expectations. The first lady said she and Robinson chased lucrative careers in law and finance but neither felt especially fulfilled and eventually gave up the work.

She said life is defined by more than a paycheck and urged graduates to focus on what they have rather than what they lack.

Woman trapped under her own dresser for days

PORTLAND – Authorities say an Oregon woman was trapped for nearly four days after a dresser fell on top of her.

Neighbors asked Washington County sheriff’s deputies to check on Cedar Mill resident Virginia Cartier on Friday, after they realized they hadn’t seen her in a while, KGW-TV reported.

Deputies forced their way into the 67-year-old’s home and found her pinned underneath the dresser. Cartier had been trying to move the dresser.

Deputies say the woman was in and out of consciousness after not having any food or water for days. She had injuries to both legs and was treated at a hospital. Cartier has since been released and is recovering at the home of a friend.


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