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Spokane Teen Shoots Out Car Window over Parking, Oregon Worker Dies in Meat Blender – Northwest News Roundup April 30 Afternoon

Late snow snarls construction on Snoqualmie Pass
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Here is the latest breaking news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

Spokane Teen Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Out Car Window over Parking Dispute

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of shooting out a car window after an argument over parking.

The incident happened Monday afternoon after a woman parked near Whitman Elementary School to pick up her daughter.

A truck drove by and the occupants yelled at the woman for blocking the roadway.

Police say an argument ensued and the passenger in the truck pulled out a firearm and shot out the rear window of the victims’ vehicle.

Police say the victim provided the license number and a description of the suspect vehicle and it was located 90 minutes later.

Late Snow on Snoqualmie Pass Delays Construction

HYAK, Wash. (AP) — Spring snow has delayed construction work on Interstate 90 on Snoqualmie Pass.

The Transportation Department says more than a foot of snow fell Monday, forcing crews to cancel plans for rock blasting Tuesday night.

The department says crews now plan to close the pass for an hour at 7 p.m. Thursday, depending on the weather.

Oregon Worker Falls Into Meat Blending Machine, Dies

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say a cleaning worker was killed Friday when he fell into a running meat blender at a Clackamas plant.

He was identified as 41-year-old Hugo Avalos-Chanon of Portland, who worked for DCS Sanitation Management.

KOIN reports he was cleaning equipment at Interstate Meat Distributors when he fell into a machine that blends meat. A co-worker hit an emergency stop button, but it was too late.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. An OSHA report on the plant in February found machines were not locked during the tear-down process for cleaning.

Mesaros said the agency inspected DCS Sanitation Management’s operations in 2001, 2002 and 2004, finding no violations.

Oregon Man Charged 2nd Time in 2013 For Sexual Crimes Against Children

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Myrtle Point man has been charged with online sexual corruption of a child for the second time in a year.

The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports that Chris Gannon was accused of the crime last year, but the charge was eventually dismissed.

On Monday, he pleaded not guilty to new charges, including second-degree sexual abuse, online sexual corruption of a child and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a child.

He is due back in court next month. In the meantime, he can’t have contact with the alleged victim or anyone under age 18.

Deputy District Attorney Sarah Lundstedt requested that Gannon not be allowed to use smart phones or the Internet, but judge Michael J. Gillespie ruled against her.

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