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Hiker rescued after falling down cliff in Columbia Gorge

Jan. 23, 2021 4:26 PM EST

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — A hiker has been rescued in Oregon, apparently three days after he fell down a 50-foot (15m) cliff in the Columbia River Gorge. The Coast Guard and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office say they got the 43-year-old to safety on Friday night after he was discovered by two...

A health worker of Rocket Testing, conducts a test at the COVID-19 testing site at the Hawthorn Mall parking lot in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A new drive-up rapid COVID-19 testing facility has opened in Vernon Hills. Rocket Testing, which currently has seven locations in the Chicago area. No appointment is necessary, and test can remain in the car while people wait, according to the Rocket Testing Facebook page. The test takes just minutes, and results are typically available in 15 minutes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Latest: Chicago opens restaurants, some bars with limits

Jan. 23, 2021 3:22 PM EST

CHICAGO — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County have opened their doors to customers for the first time since late October after winning approval Saturday from Illinois health officials. With the city and county moving up to Tier I of the state’s coronavirus...

Prince, No. 13 Oregon women beat Washington St. 58-50

Jan. 22, 2021 10:18 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sedona Prince scored 14 points, Taylor Mikesell added 11 — including four free throws in the closing seconds — and No. 13 Oregon beat Washington State 58-50 on Friday night. Washington State's Cherilyn Molina hit a 3-pointer to make it 44-all with 4:09 to play, but...

Man charged with killing 91-year-old stepfather

Jan. 22, 2021 7:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Wilsonville man is accused of killing his 91-year-old stepfather at the victim’s Washington County home. Jacob Nebeker was arrested at the scene Friday and is being held in jail without bail on a second-degree murder charge, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. It...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

Man accused of hitting cop, escaping custody indicted

Jan. 22, 2021 5:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of ramming a Portland police officer while driving a stolen pickup on Christmas Eve — then later escaping custody — has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. David Dahlen III, 24, escaped a holding cell on the Portland Police Bureau’s...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visits the Marion County and Salem Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salem, Ore. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, the Democrat delivered her State of the State address, reflecting on the challenges Oregonians have faced in the last year, the pandemic, protests, wildfires and outlined her goals for the future, focusing on racial equity, ensuring children return to school, mitigating wildfire danger and expanding health care access. (Abigail Dollins/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Governor defends decision to vaccinate Oregon teachers first

Jan. 22, 2021 4:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Friday defended her decision to reject federal guidelines and prioritize teachers for the COVID-19 vaccine before the elderly, stating that if all of Oregon's seniors were vaccinated first teachers would likely not be vaccinated before the school year and many...

County ends overdue library fines on all materials

Jan. 22, 2021 3:49 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Washington County libraries is joining the Multnomah County Library system in eliminating overdue fines. The change will take effect on Jan. 26, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Officials said in a news release that about 12,000 library patrons who have had their accounts...

Salem Capitol protester arrested on attempted assault charge

Jan. 22, 2021 11:36 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for his alleged role in an attack on officers at the Oregon State Capitol in December has been arrested. The Salem Police Department said in a news release that Richard Braatz of Eugene was arrested Thursday in Salem while participating in a rally to protest the...

Cool scores 17 to lead Idaho St. past Portland St. 64-57

Jan. 22, 2021 12:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tarik Cool registered 17 points as Idaho State beat Portland State 64-57 on Thursday night. Austin Smellie had 13 points and six rebounds for Idaho State (8-6, 5-2 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fourth straight road victory. Emmit Taylor III added 12 points. Robert Ford III had...