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State to pay $1.7 million after foster family killed

Dec. 6, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle claims that the Department of Human Services was partly at fault for the 2017 fatal shootings of a foster family. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the state’s settlement with the family of Donya Adams and her adult...

Blazers give Carmelo Anthony a guaranteed contract

Dec. 6, 2019 2:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season. The team had signed Anthony to a non-guaranteed contract last month and had until a January deadline to guarantee the deal. Anthony, who hadn't played for more...

Yamhill County approves marijuana facility over objections

Dec. 6, 2019 10:53 AM EST

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Planning commissioners in Yamhill County, Oregon, have approved a controversial proposed hemp and marijuana processing facility. KOIN reports the facility will be located 12 minutes outside downtown Newberg. Many members of the public are concerned about livability, water usage, odors,...

Drug-decriminalization initiative signature gathering starts

Dec. 6, 2019 10:32 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Backers of an initiative to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs started collecting signatures in Portland this week. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports advocates need 112,020 signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. Campaign manager Peter Zuckerman said the...

Bull elk, cow elk shot and left to waste; police seek tips

Dec. 6, 2019 10:30 AM EST

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help to find whomever is responsible for shooting a bull elk and cow elk and leaving the carcasses to waste. KATU-TV reports Tillamook Fish and Wildlife troopers responded Wednesday to a report of a dead bull elk in an area known as...

Man who 'freaked out’ on plane, forced landing pleads guilty

Dec. 5, 2019 8:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington man who ingested methamphetamine before getting on a plane in Seattle and had what a prosecutor called a "freak out'' on board pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with crew members after the California-bound flight was forced to land in Portland. The...

Name released of deputy who shot man after chase in Bend

Dec. 5, 2019 6:11 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes County District Attorney has released the name of the deputy who shot a 28-year-old man Friday near a Bend shopping mall. Clint Baltzor, who has been with the county sheriff's office for 12 years, remains on paid leave as the District Attorney's Office continues an...

Sheriff ID's third Christmas tree worker killed in crash

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the third man killed in a crash near Salem Friday night when a van full of Christmas tree workers collided with a pickup truck. KATU-TV reports the worker identified Thursday is 18-year-old Lucas Felipe Diego. The other two...

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

Dec. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dancer born with one hand is making hoofer history as the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York's famed Radio City Rockettes. “I don't want to be known as the dancer who has one hand, and not because that's a bad thing," Sydney Mesher, who joined the...

Utah seeks Pac-12 title, playoff berth vs. Oregon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:28 PM EST

No. 5 Utah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 13 Oregon (10-2, 8-1, No. 13) in Santa Clara, California, Friday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Utah by 6 1/2. Series record: Oregon leads 22-10. WHAT'S AT STAKE? A win would give the Utes their first Pac-12 championship since joining the conference in 2011 and a...