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Climber rescued from volcanic crevice on Mt. Hood

Dec. 5, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A mountain climber has been rescued and will survive after falling into a volcanic crevice near the summit of Mt. Hood. Caroline Sundbaum, of Portland, injured her shoulder in Friday’s fall but was able to tie herself to a rope that was lowered to her by another climber who...

Oregon reaches new record of daily COVID-19 cases

Dec. 4, 2020 7:46 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon reached a new record number for reported daily COVID-19 cases and deaths Friday, lawmakers, advocates and others called on Gov. Kate Brown to declare a special legislative session. The Oregon Health Authority reported 2,176 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. The previous daily...

West Linn police chief on leave amid investigation fired

Dec. 4, 2020 6:45 PM EST

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — The West Linn police chief placed on administrative leave in April after the City Council hired a firm to investigate how the city handled a Portland resident’s wrongful arrest and discrimination allegations against the police has been fired. The City of West Linn said in a...

13 charged in drug sales over apps near University of Texas

Dec. 4, 2020 6:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A drug ring largely operated by current and former University of Texas students used apps and social media to sell counterfeit Adderall and Xanax often laced with fentanyl, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Justice officials said 13 people, including eight current and former...

Portland Fire calls 2 early morning fires suspicious

Dec. 4, 2020 8:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire investigators have deemed two early morning fires in Northeast Portland suspicious due to the timing and proximity of the incidents, according to Portland Fire and Rescue. Crews first responded to a fire at an abandoned car wash around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, KATU-TV reported....

Man accused of setting fires at protest faces new charges

Dec. 2, 2020 4:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who has pleaded not guilty in federal court to setting fire to a building during a September protest is now accused in Multnomah County Circuit Court of arson. Cyan Bass, 21, has been charged with two counts of felony arson, among other charges, The...

Oregon has record COVID-19 deaths reported in a day: 24

Dec. 1, 2020 7:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon reported 24 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, a record high for a single day in the state. The Oregon Health Authority said the “grim milestone” underscores that people should wear masks, keep physical distance and keep gatherings small. The increase raises the...

Portland in contempt of order limiting impact munitions

Dec. 1, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has found the city of Portland in contempt of his order that limited the use of less-lethal impact munitions during protests. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez ruled Monday that police violated his order three times on June 30 as officers declared an unlawful...

Man pleads guilty to killing, putting victim in freezer

Dec. 1, 2020 12:22 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty to a murder charge Tuesday after admitting he strangled his roommate and stuffed the body into an unplugged freezer in 2017. A Jackson County grand jury indicted Thomas Stafford on a capital murder charge. But, District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath...

Man accused in fatal stabbing of man pleads not guilty

Dec. 1, 2020 11:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of killing the co-founder of Choi’s Kimchi in Portland pleaded not guilty in court Monday after a Multnomah County grand jury indicted him on murder and other charges. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in the death of Matthew Choi, Allen Coe faces three counts of...