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This photo provided by The Oregon Department of Transportation shows two enormous boulders that fell onto Highway 62, almost crushing a car outside of Prospect, Ore. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The unrelenting rain around Oregon this week is having an impact, with multiple roads and highways closed around the state due to flooding and rockslides. Officials in Yamhill County said a driver was rescued from a flooded vehicle Tuesday morning near Amity after the car stalled in about a foot of water and some local roads in Washington County were closed due to flooding. (The Oregon Department of Transportation via AP)

Heavy rain sends massive boulders crashing on Oregon highway

Jan. 28, 2020 4:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rockslides triggered by unrelenting rain have closed local roads and highways around Oregon, including a highway near Crater Lake National Park that was closed Tuesday after two boulders the size of a small living room crashed down, narrowly missing a passing car. The giant boulders...

Oregon man arrested in Washington on child enticement charge

Jan. 28, 2020 10:19 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, man was arrested after he authorities say he traveled to Washington state to sexually molest a 5-year-old girl. Dirk Tichgelaar, 44, was arrested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in northwestern Washington. He was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in...

This undated photo shows apple blossoms in New Paltz, N.Y. Warm, spring temperatures can coax a spectacular show of apple blossoms only after the trees have put about 1000 accumulated hours of cool, not frigid, temperatures into their chilling

Sit tight, gardeners, the plants need to chill

Jan. 28, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months. And that’s not the same thing as being cold. To a plant, "chilly" generally means a temperature between about 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Lack of enough...

Grand jury: Officer acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

Jan. 27, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing in the Portland police fatal police shooting of 51-year-old Koben Henriksen who was seen waving knives at passing cars in early December. The grand jury determined that Officer Justin Raphael lawfully acted in self-defense...

Portland, Phoenix among finalists for 2025-26 Final Four

Jan. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA could potentially be headed out West again for the women's Final Four with Portland and Phoenix as two of the finalists for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the organization announced Monday. The national semifinals haven't been out West since Denver hosted in 2012. The Final Four...

Jury seated in fatal Portland train stabbing trial

Jan. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, ore. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the MAX attack trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train. KOIN reported that Judge Cheryl Albrecht will call members of the juror panel Monday to verify...

Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday, left, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard scores 50 as Trail Blazers beat Pacers 139-129

Jan. 27, 2020 1:12 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On a night when he set another franchise mark, Damian Lillard's thoughts weren't on his game. They were on Kobe Bryant. Lillard had 50 points and 13 assists, becoming the first Portland player with 40-plus points in three straight games, and the Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers...

Woman sleeping near garage run over, dies in Portland

Jan. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman who was sleeping near an apartment complex garage was run over and has died at a hospital, police said. The Portland Police Bureau said officers were sent to an apartment building at around 6:30 a.m. Friday and found an injured woman, Trecell R. Stinson, who told...

Suit: Fred Meyer worker called woman, daughter racist slurs

Jan. 25, 2020 11:39 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 45-year-old Portland woman has filed a lawsuit accusing grocer Fred Meyer of racial discrimination after she said an employee called her racist slurs. Melita Bullitt said in the lawsuit that she was shopping with her daughter at the grocery store’s Gateway District location...

Police in ‘substantial compliance’ with required reforms

Jan. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Justice Department lawyers said Friday they’ve found the Portland Police Bureau in substantial compliance with 190 reforms required as part of a city settlement adopted six years ago. The settlement came after a federal investigation determined officers used excessive...