Bus crash company banned in Canada — Canadian authorities ordered Mi Joo Tour & Travel to cease its bus operation following an Oregon crash that killed nine passengers. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said Friday a post-crash investigation found the company was not following British Columbia law regarding driver hours of service and pre-trip inspections. The action comes three days after the U.S. Department of Transportation revoked the Vancouver-based company’s authority to provide passenger service in the United States.
Ecoterror suspect arraignment set — A woman who spent a decade as a fugitive from the largest ecoterrorism investigation in U.S. history is due in federal court in Oregon to face conspiracy and arson charges. Court records show 39-year-old Rebecca Rubin, a Canadian citizen, was to be arraigned Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Eugene. Rubin turned herself in at the Canadian border with Washington last November. A federal indictment accuses her of being a member of an ecoterrorism group known as The Family.
Man charged in dog’s death — A grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Forest Grove, man accused of killing his family’s 5-year-old golden retriever-lab mix by cutting the dog’s throat with a knife. Washington County sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray said the county grand jury charged Michael Burns on Friday with first-degree aggravated animal abuse as well as animal neglect.
Fire at transient camp — Portland Fire and Rescue says a fire at a transient camp led to a series of problems. The fire Thursday near Interstate 205 and the airport caused a guy wire to snap and a utility pole to fall, bringing down high-voltage lines. The power lines fell on several cars and hung low over railroad tracks, blocking trains. Fluid leaked from an electrical transformer. There were no injuries.
— From wire reports