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Man pleads no contest to child sex abuse in plea deal

Oct. 27, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old Sweet Home man has pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Seven Lee Bullock entered the pleas last week and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 6, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported. The crimes occurred between November...

Confederate flag not welcome in Oregon historic cemeteries

Oct. 27, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A state commission has voted to recommend that the Confederate flag no longer be allowed in Oregon’s historic cemeteries. Members of Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries voted unanimously Friday to adopt a position paper recommending Confederate flags not be...

Police: Pedestrian killed in Springfield train crash

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A pedestrian has been killed by a train in Springfield, police said. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a train crash involving a pedestrian just before 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Deputies responded with...

Man arrested after gun pointed at Home Depot employee

Oct. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested after a gun was pointed at a Home Depot employee in Grants Pass, police said. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Friday, dispatchers were called about a man who was pointing a pistol at an employee at the store. The man hit the employee with the...

3 hawks with gunshot wounds sent to rehab center

Oct. 26, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A wildlife rehabilitation center near Pendleton says it has received three hawks with gunshot wounds, including a dead Cooper’s hawk from the Baker City, Oregon area. The hawks were sent to Blue Mountain Wildlife last week, The East Oregonian reported. State and federal laws...

FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in...

Roseburg VA police officer accused of placing hidden cameras

Oct. 24, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man who works as a police officer at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been accused of hiding cameras in the bedroom of a young teen. Detectives began investigating after the cameras were found in the 14-year-old’s bedroom, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

Oct. 24, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death toll,...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

Oct. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the...

550 new virus cases, Oregon's largest daily total to date

Oct. 23, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. Health officials called the number of cases “troubling” and said that based on current COVID-19 modeling in the...