LONG CREEK, Ore. (AP) — The Grant County sheriff says a man was knocked from his ATV this week by a fishing line that was strung across a forest road northeast of Long Creek.
Sheriff Glenn Palmer says 71-year-old George "Rusty" Clark of Monument was driving about 20 mph while moving cattle when he hit the fishing line.
The line struck Clark above the tip of his nose, knocking off his hat and glasses while throwing him backward.
The fishing line had been tied to Ponderosa pine limbs on both sides of the single-lane gravel road. The line was attached at about 3 feet high on one side, and 4 feet on the other.
The East Oregonian newspaper reports that mushroom pickers spotted a similarly strung fishing line near Long Creek during the Memorial Day weekend.
Detectives are searching for a 5-month-old boy who was taken by his father during a custody transfer on Nov. 27, 2013.
The 47-year-old man died after the car he was driving crossed from the north lanes to the south on I-205 and hit a pick-up truck. His wife -- ScanCouver on Twitter, at first unaware of his death -- tweeted alerts on the crash.
The Portland Trailblazers succeeded in their seventh straight home win Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- and clinched Portland's No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.
A 13-year-old runaway from Oregon City is considered endangered and may be with a 40-year-old man. The Twitter and Facebook hashtag #FindSamantha is being used to help get word out on this case.