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1 dead in helicopter crash near Roseburg

May. 28, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A person was killed in a helicopter crash near Roseburg. The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday on private property south of the Green district of Roseburg, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Local fire, EMS and police agencies responded and are coordinating with...

Coronavirus outbreak sickens dozens at Townsend Farms

May. 28, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials have confirmed that a fruit company with two Portland area facilities is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected dozens of workers. It’s Townsend Farms’ second COVID-19 outbreak since late...

A woman enters the Oregon Department of Justice building in Salem, Ore., Thursday, May 28, 2020, the same day that the state supreme court and the appeals court began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries. The U.S. Supreme Court in April ruled that nonunanimous jury convictions are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon's top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps ultimately thousands — of cases that will be scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous jury verdicts are...

Woman charged after her 2 year-old dies in car crash

May. 28, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 21-year-old Grants Pass woman has been charged with manslaughter after her 2-year-old son died in a car crash on Tuesday. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said investigating officers determined Amanda McFarland was under the influence of alcohol when the incident...

Virus outbreak at unnamed business could disrupt reopening

May. 27, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County said Wednesday that it hopes to begin reopening in about two weeks, but a mysterious coronavirus outbreak could hinder those plans. The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday afternoon that it is working with county health authorities to investigate “an...

Companies unveil plans to resume river cruises on US waters

May. 27, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small cruise company says it plans to be the first to begin cruising again on U.S. waters since the coronavirus pandemic caused cruise ships to be anchored across the globe. American Cruise Lines announced this week that the 184-passenger modern riverboat American Song will depart...

Human remains inside car recovered from Willamette River

May. 27, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — A car with human remains inside has been pulled from the Willamette River in Milwaukie, authorities say. A video crew from a Bend-based outfit called Adventures with Purpose was filming the vehicle recovery on Tuesday at a boat ramp, according to Milwaukie police. Part of the...

Linfield College faculty vote no confidence in board chair

May. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Linfield College faculty have passed a vote of no confidence in their college board chair, finding he failed to protect students after receiving a complaint from a graduate who accused a trustee of sexually abusing her and two others. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported faculty...

2 more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

May. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to the freedom of religion and assembly. The Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and the Church of God of...

Mount Hood National Forest to reopen most trailheads Friday

May. 26, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s tallest mountain will reopen for recreation over two months after trailheads and day-use areas were closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most developed recreation sites will reopen Friday, according to Mount Hood National Forest officials. Some sites will remain...