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Ex-Oregon teacher sentenced for stealing $80K from district

Aug. 20, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A former teacher in southwestern Oregon who stole more than $80,000 from the Riddle School District has been sentenced to pay the money back as well as spend a week in jail. The News-Review reports 47-year-old Jennifer Lynn of Medford was sentenced Monday after previously pleading...

3 killed in vehicle crash near Redmond

Aug. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say three people were killed in a vehicle crash in central Oregon. KTVZ-TV reports the crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of Redmond on Highway 126. Oregon State Police Sgt. Caleb Ratliff says an SUV was heading west...

Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

Aug. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement. The deal reached last week will allow Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike to sell apparel with the logos of the NYPD or other iconic city institutions. A Nike spokeswoman said the deal is the...

Study: 38K in Portland area homeless at some point in 2017

Aug. 20, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new Portland State University study says an estimated 38,000 people in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties experienced homelessness at some point in 2017. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the first-of-its-kind study takes a regional and more expansive view of homelessness...

Deschutes County enacts marijuana moratorium

Aug. 20, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County commissioners have voted to send the question of whether recreational marijuana growing and processing operations should be allowed in the future to the November 2020 ballot. The Bulletin reports the unanimous vote Monday triggered an immediate moratorium on any new...

Lawsuit says Oregon group falsely advertises dairy products

Aug. 20, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The Statesman Journal reported Monday....

Portland Public Schools nearly scammed out of $2.9M

Aug. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deputy Superintendent for Business Operations...

Man pleads guilty to killing endangered gray wolf

Aug. 19, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old Oregon man has pleaded guilty in the killing of an endangered gray wolf. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Oregon says Colton Dick of Oakridge pleaded guilty Monday to unlawfully taking an endangered species. Court documents say Dick used a rifle and scope to...

Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

Aug. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large...

City manager in Oregon placed on leave

Aug. 19, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — The city manager in Lebanon, Oregon, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending further discussion from the city council. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the decision to place Gary Marks on leave was made after an executive session on Aug. 14. Those sessions are closed to...