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Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Sep. 18, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father's unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen AR-15 assault-style rifle at a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Manstrom and Kemp helped deliver 2,000...

Case dismissed against man who drove through protesters

Sep. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge in southwestern Washington has dismissed charges against a Portland man who drove through a crowd opposing a right-wing group's rally in downtown Vancouver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 33-year-old Billy Wilson was charged with reckless driving and reckless endangering in...

Man killed in Portland hit-and-run ID'd, suspect sought

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have released the name of a 27-year-old pedestrian killed Sunday in a hit-and-run. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports police continue to look for the car involved in the crash that killed Cristian Drae Lennon on Northeast Portland Highway near 45th Avenue. No arrests...

Oregon's public university workers vote to authorize strike

Sep. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Workers at seven public universities in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike if a new contract deal isn't reached, their union said Wednesday. The workers' union, SEIU 503, said 95% of its members voted to strike on Sept. 30 if a deal can't be reached during a negotiating session...

DEA raids Portland pharmacy in Los Angeles-based probe

Sep. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has raided a pharmacy in Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday the action at Kaiser Permanente Interstate Medical Office is part of a federal probe based in Los Angeles. Agents executed an administrative inspection warrant,...

Man gets 2 years for sex crimes against teen boy

Sep. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a wealthy Portland activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene motel room. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports during the trial last week of defendant Kiah Lawson, the victim testified that both activist Terry...

Detective demoted for extensive personal use of police car

Sep. 18, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A detective who used his take-home Portland police car extensively while off-duty and put thousands of extra miles on it has been demoted. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the demotion of Robert Norvell Hollins III to the rank of officer became effective Sept. 7 after an internal...

Washington announces first female firefighter in Longview

Sep. 17, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington fire department has sworn in its first-ever female firefighter at the Longview Fire Department. KPTV-TV reported Monday that 24-year-old Chelsey Miller joined the department after spending about five years interning with the fire crew. Officials say the Pacific Northwest...

Man sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse

Sep. 17, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Aurora man will spend 25 years in jail for the sexual abuse of two children from 2015 to 2017 in two counties. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Andrew Heininge agreed to a plea deal Monday. He was convicted in Multnomah County Circuit Court on one count of rape, one...

Ex-security guard gets 7 years for racist rant, attack

Sep. 16, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former private security guard has been sentenced to over seven years in prison after he harassed a Muslim family, broke a Latina woman's hand with a metal baton and pepper-sprayed two people during a racist attack in Southwest Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 38-year-old...