Around the State


Published Mar 17, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

MRI lawsuit — A teenage boy and his mother have sued a Portland hospital, alleging the boy was burned after a technician left metal discs from an electrocardiogram on his body during a magnetic resonance imaging exam. The Oregonian reports that Aaron Lee and his mother, Sharon, seek $2 million for pain and suffering and $30,000 in economic damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Oregon Health & Science University. In a statement, the university said it couldn’t comment due to privacy laws.

Trespassing sheep — A Douglas County man who called police to report that a neighbor fired a shotgun at him has been arrested on an outstanding warrant. The News-Review reported 38-year-old Eric Percell called police Thursday night to say he was fired at while trying to retrieve his sheep. About three hours before the call, the neighbor contacted the sheriff’s office to report that Percell’s sheep were trespassing on his property. A sheriff’s deputy concluded the report of a shotgun blast was unfounded and arrested Percell on a warrant charging him with misdemeanor contempt of court in an unrelated matter.

Whale license plate — From Crater Lake and Cultural Trust to wine country and Willamette University, Oregon has a lineup of more than 30 different vanity-license plates. What’s one more? The Oregonian reports that coast lawmakers are supporting House Bill 2180, which would establish a new commemorative whale plate that drivers could buy for an extra $30 per year. The fee would fund Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, boosting gray whale research and tourism.

— From wire reports