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Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

In 1979, Kenneth Bell, a 22-year-old California man, went missing as he was apparently traveling to Washington state to visit family. On Tuesday, investigators announced they have identified skeletal human remains found in January in a wilderness area in Oregon as those...

Portland police declares riot after vigil for Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police said a demonstration protesting the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota turned into a riot Monday night, with some in the crowd throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers. At least 200 people gathered around 8:30 p.m....

Woman gets probation for unlawful sale of pangolin scales

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who illegally imported pangolin scales and sold them to an undercover officer from her Southeast Portland store was sentenced Monday to three years of federal probation. Agnes Yu, 53, who has owned Wing Ming Herbs with her husband for about...

Diner with 2 locations fined $35K over COVID-19 rules

Apr. 12, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A diner with locations in Bend and Redmond has been fined $35,000 for allegedly violating COVID-19 restrictions. The Black Bear Diner locations allowed indoor dining when Deschutes County was in the extreme risk category due to high coronavirus...

Man sentenced to 6 years prison for road rage killing of man

Apr. 12, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Westport man who killed another man following a road rage incident in October 2018 was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison. Jeffrey Stone, 68, killed Curtis Russell, 22, of Longview, Washington, after running him over with his Dodge...

Idaho lawmakers hear pitch to absorb three-fourths of Oregon

Apr. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers appeared intrigued but skeptical on Monday when pitched a plan to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon and add it to Idaho to create what would become the nation’s third-largest state geographically. Representatives of a group...

Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

Apr. 12, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes. ...

FEMA trailers being used for Oregon wildfire survivors

Apr. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors of the September 2020 wildfires. The Mail Tribune reported on Sunday that the...

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

Apr. 12, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and Jimmy Butler added 20 to lead the Miami Heat to a 107—98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. The Heat, who have won six of their last seven games, led by as many as 20 points early in the...

Fires burn at Portland protest at immigration building

Apr. 11, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two fires broke out at Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement building during a demonstration Saturday night but the building itself was not set on fire, officials said. Portland police responded to the building to help after the...