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Camping Trailer Explodes Near Ephrata, Quincy School Bus Crash – Northwest News Roundup April 10

Children escape serious injury in bus crash
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Campers Survive when Trailer Explodes near Ephrata

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — Grant County officials say two people were hurt when their camping trailer exploded at a recreational vehicle park near Ephrata. Fire officials said the man and woman reportedly were using the trailer as a permanent home. Both were inside when it exploded early yesterday but were able to escape. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ryan Rectenwald says they were treated by medics and later drove themselves to a hospital. The trailer was destroyed.

Children Escape Serious Injury in Quincy School Bus Crash

QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — A Quincy bus carrying about 30 students was involved in a crash with another vehicle yesterday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies say a few children suffered minor injuries. Most children were transferred to another bus while those with minor injuries were taken to the Quincy Valley Medical Center. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Portland Police Create new Mental Health Crisis Unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 50 Portland police officers have been selected for a new unit to respond to mental health crisis calls. Officers in the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team remain on patrol but will be trained as the go-to responders for calls involving the mentally ill. The Oregonian reports the new unit is one of the initiatives recommend by the Justice Department after it found last year that Portland officers used excessive force against people with mental illness.

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