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Man suing Portland Police over hate crime report

Jul. 23, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man is suing the Portland Police Bureau after he said officers disregarded his report on a possible hate crime. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Chuck Crockett, who is black, said he reported the crime to the North Portland Precinct March 15. He says the tepid response from police...

Watchdog: Death of mentally ill inmate preventable

Jul. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Michael Barton died in the Oregon State Penitentiary last year after catching the flu. In the course of a month, Barton, 54, became sicker and sicker; he stopped eating and witnesses reported he could not stand or walk. Barton eventually suffered from a MRSA infection, resulting in a...

Boy, 7, struck and killed by boat trailer

Jul. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old was killed after being run over by a boat trailer at a park in Portland, Oregon. KOIN reports the accident at Willamette Park happened about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Portland Police Bureau said officers responded to a call that the boy had been run over...

Ethics commission investigating ex-PSU president

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted unanimously to open a formal investigation into the matter of former Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Shoureshi resigned under pressure in May after a turbulent 21-month term in...

Man indicted on 11 counts after double fatal hit-and-run

Jul. 19, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old Portland man is facing 11 criminal charges from a hit-and-run that killed two women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Antonio Montgomery was indicted Thursday on two counts of manslaughter, two counts of assault, five counts of failure to perform duties of a driver and...

DMV worker accused of using driver info to steal from cars

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Services worker and her boyfriend have been indicted in an alleged scheme to steal from dozens of cars in the metro area over at least two years using driver's license information. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 37-year-old Valerie Applegate of...

Ebobisse scores in 83rd, Timbers tie Orlando City 1-1

Jul. 19, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers had plenty of opportunities to score on Thursday night. They just had a tough time taking advantage of the chances. Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the Timbers a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on a night both teams...

Oregon man given probation for sales of counterfeit scopes

Jul. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon business owner who sold counterfeit rifle scopes from China has received five years of federal probation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that 58-year-old CulMar Outdoors owner Mark Culp was sentenced Thursday. The Portland suburb business owner says he sold 13...

California man drowns in Oregon trying to help daughter

Jul. 18, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

LYONS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a California man drowned in a river south of Portland, Oregon, as he tried to help his 12-year-old daughter who appeared to be in distress. The Marion County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews responded to a report of a swimmer who had gone underwater in the Santiam...

Police: 1 in custody after shot fired at Foster Farms plant

Jul. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A man opened fired a handgun Thursday morning at a corndog manufacturing plant in Corvallis before surrendering to police. Police said they arrested 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson on suspicion of firing a single shot in a woman's restroom within a Foster Farms processing plant....