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Oregon man gets 31-year sentence for sexually abusing child

Mar. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man was sentenced to 31 years in prison for sexually abusing a child. KPTV-TV reports 42-year-old Leo Gabonia was sentenced Tuesday after he was convicted last week on eight abuse-related charges, including first-degree sex abuse. Washington County prosecutors say the...

New group of wolves in southern Oregon Cascades

Mar. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say a new group of wolves is living in the southern Oregon Cascade mountains. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that wolf activity has been reported by people in Douglas and Lane counties for several years and that in late 2018 biologists found wolf...

Oregon women rested and ready for NCAA Tournament

Mar. 21, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

Oregon has had enough time to ponder its finish at the Pac-12 tournament. Now it's on to a more important matter. The Ducks (29-4) are the No. 2 seed in the Portland Region for the NCAA Tournament. They'll open with No. 15 Portland State (25-7) on Friday night at home in Eugene. Oregon is coming off a 64-57 loss...

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

Mar. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there's no clear-cut favorite to win the women's championship. There are a half-dozen teams, including defending champion Notre Dame, that could be cutting down the nets in Florida on April 7. Last year, the Irish needed last-second shots by Arike...

Oregon Department of Human Services confirms data breach

Mar. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Human Services says that a data breach may have exposed the personal information of the 1.6 million residents the department serves. The department said on Thursday it isn't sure exactly how many people had their information exposed after nearly 2 million...

Couple sues neighbors over snow piled in driveway

Mar. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — February's record-breaking snowstorms brought a longstanding dispute between rural Deschutes County neighbors to a head after one couple allegedly blocked their neighbors' driveway with 20 feet (6 meters) of snow. The Bulletin reports a lawsuit filed by Mary and David Carper against...

Arrest of former deputy puts criminal cases in jeopardy

Mar. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The arrest of a former Marion County Sheriff's detective on more than two dozen counts of theft, evidence tampering and official misconduct has thrown into question numerous criminal cases he worked on. The Statesman Journal reports that charges already have been dropped in several...

Burn bans issued in Western Washington, Oregon

Mar. 21, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several counties in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington issued burn bans Wednesday after firefighters battled dozens of brush fires. One of the fires reported near Stayton, Oregon Tuesday night, grew to 60 acres (24 hectares) and prompted evacuations. People were allowed to return...

Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118

Mar. 21, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs. "It's not about who our opponent is, it's about the style of play that we want to play, the discipline we want to have,...

Oregon student convicted of hate crime faces new charge

Mar. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University graduate student previously convicted of a hate crime is facing a new, unrelated charge. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported Wednesday that 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Oswalt has been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree. Oswalt is...