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County that's home to Portland elects first female sheriff

May. 18, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Multnomah County, home to Portland, Oregon, have elected a female sheriff for the first time in history. Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote and will...

Oregon sheriff: Violent crime incarceration rate alarming

Apr. 15, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The sheriff of Oregon’s most populous county sounded the alarm Friday over a spike in arrests for violent crimes and said the number of people in jail for murder and attempted murder is the highest it has been in nearly 30 years. Multnomah County Sheriff...