Around the state


Published Jan 22, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

High-speed rail plan — The Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council is considering routes for high-speed rail travel. The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene reports that there are four alternatives the 21-member group is looking at for the future route of passenger rail in the Willamette Valley. The group includes five city mayors, six legislators and transit officials from the state, Portland and Lane County. The routes would be hugely expensive to create — and the obstacles, including securing money, are so many that it's possible the new line might never be built — but the study is under way, with the leadership council set to choose one of the four by fall of 2014.

Deputy shot — A Hillsboro police officer is charged with attempted aggravated murder in a shooting at his Forest Grove home that wounded a Washington County sheriff's deputy who had responded to a report of domestic violence. Sheriff's Sgt. David Thompson told KOIN that the deputy was treated at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center and released. The Hillsboro officer was identified as 46-year-old Timothy Cannon. He was off-duty Sunday night when the deputy and other officers responded to the report of a family fight. Forest Grove police spokesman Mike Herb told KATU that Cannon barricaded himself and exchanged gunfire with officers. Cannon's wife and 6-year-old daughter were not hurt.

Suspect dies — Oregon State Police say the man suspected of killing a teenage Beaverton girl killed himself in Northern California. Police say 24-year-old Jacob Allen Green fatally shot himself Saturday in Humboldt County. He was the suspect in the Friday night shooting of 16-year-old Kayla Ann Hendrickson. Her body was found along Highway 6 about 18 miles east of Tillamook. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck stopped along the highway and a man and woman outside. A trooper responded and found her body.

— From wire reports