Oregon hunter rescued after hanging upside-down for 2 days
LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon hunter who fell out of his tree stand and got tangled in his safety harness has been rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet (9 meters) from the ground.
The Union County Sheriff’s Department says Thursday another hunter found the man and drove to a nearby highway to get cellphone reception to call 911.
Rescuers used a bucket truck and ladder to reach him.
The La Grande Observer reports that the man’s heart stopped beating about halfway through the rescue because blood flow that had been cut off to his lower body was suddenly restored.
Rescuers were prepared for that possibility and had established a landing zone for a helicopter to airlift him to a local hospital.
WOMAN FATALLY SHOT BY DEPUTY AFTER STEALING PATROL CAR: LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say a county sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a New Mexico woman after she drove away in a police cruiser with a suspect in the back seat.
They say deputies were responding to a burglary on Aug. 23 when they encountered several people, including 45-year-old Daniel Ibuado of Belen. Belen is about 30 minutes south of Albuquerque. Ibuado was wanted on an outstanding warrant for aggravated burglary and taken into custody and placed in the back of a patrol car.
As deputies were talking with him, 34-year-old Virginia Romero of Belen got into the patrol car’s front seat and began to drive away.
Deputy Ashley Martinez fired at Romero, striking her once. The patrol car crashed and Romero was pronounced dead at the scene.
POLICE SAY WOMAN STOLE FROM MOURNERS ATTENDING FUNERAL: CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman is suspected of stealing items from the vehicles of people attending a funeral.
Canonsburg police said Wednesday that police arrested 24-year-old Sabrina Hancock after receiving a tip she was in the area. The Observer-Reporter reports Detective Michael Ledger says Hancock initially denied involvement in the thefts, but says she later admitted to them.
GRANDMOTHER CHARGED WITH CHILD’S HOT CAR DEATH: GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say they charged a 64-year-old woman with the death of her grandson in a hot car after discovering inconsistencies in her story that she collapsed from a medical issue.
Greenville County Sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Flood said 18-month-old Joe Avery James Lockaby was left in the car at least four hours outside Janik Nix’s Greenville home May 31.
Nix’s mother told WHNS-TV shortly after her son’s death that Nix put the boy in the car, but collapsed from a medical problem when returning to the house to get her keys.
HOOVER DAM TO CUT BACK ON TOURS DURING RENOVATIONS: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say there will be fewer Hoover Dam tours starting next month as work begins on renovations to the visitor center and guest elevators at the iconic structure.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, announced Tuesday that the construction will begin Oct. 1 and continue for about four months.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the primary visitor center exhibit and other attractions will remain open during the work, but only a limited power plant tour will be offered during that period.
Leonard C. Schilling, area manager of the Lower Colorado Dams Office, said in a written statement that the tickets for the tour will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online ticket sales will be suspended during this time period.
2 IN CAR DEAD AFTER HITTING SCHOOL BUS IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI: SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — Two north Mississippi residents are dead after their car hit a school bus.
WHBQ-TV reports that Darrell Sayles and Tara Davis died Wednesday afternoon when they hit the bus on Mississippi Highway 4 west of Senatobia. Both are said to be from DeSoto County, but no ages or cities of residence have been released.
No children were on the bus at the time, and the bus driver wasn’t injured.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the car was passing another vehicle on the two-lane highway and didn’t return to its lane before hitting the bus as it topped a hill.
Witnesses say the car was traveling well above the speed limit and that the bus driver tried to avoid the car, but couldn’t.
MURDER SUSPECT LEFT HIS PASSPORT AT SHOOTING SCENE: DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man left his passport at a shooting scene and was arrested when trying to report the document missing to police.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports DeKalb County jurors indicted Sanjay Stewartson, of Lithonia, for malice murder in the May 8 death of Peter Johnson at a shopping plaza.
Stewartson has been held without bond since midMay when he walked into the Lawrenceville Police Department to report his passport missing.
Authorities believe he didn’t realize he’d left it at the shooting scene. Investigators also don’t think Stewartson knew he was wanted for questioning because police had found the passport, along with a phone that allegedly showed he’d been arguing with Johnson over marijuana.
DETROIT MAN CHARGED IN GO-KART CRASH THAT KILLED DAUGHTER: DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors say a Detroit man has been formally charged with drunken driving and child abuse after he crashed a go-kart carrying his two daughters into a parked car, killing one of them.