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Man gets jail, probation for strangling 85-year-old mom

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who violated a no-contact order and strangled his 85-year-old mother has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 57-year-old James Keith was sentenced Tuesday. Keith assaulted his mother in...

$3M lawsuit claims meningococcal diagnosis delayed

Dec. 10, 2019 6:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University student who visited Portland-area medical providers amid a 2017 meningococcal outbreak at her Corvallis campus — but was not immediately diagnosed with the disease — has sued for $3 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports then 21-year-old...

Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Buehler runs for Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden. In a video, Buehler criticized what he called Portland liberals and elites in Washington D.C. He said he supports gun...

Portland-area residents may vote on funding for homeless

Dec. 10, 2019 2:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Multnomah County commissioners have agreed to cuts across departments to ensure that they can send money to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, which coordinates housing assistance, outreach and other needs for struggling people. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Mayor Ted...

Man fatally shot by Portland police identified

Dec. 10, 2019 1:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have released the names of the man who died and the officers involved in a deadly shooting Sunday afternoon. The medical examiner confirmed the man who died is 51-year-old Koben S. Henriksen. KGW reports two officers fired weapons: one fired the deadly shot, or shots....

94-year-old Eugene City Councilor won't run for reelection

Dec. 10, 2019 10:21 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 94-year-old Eugene City Councilor announced Monday she will not seek reelection to an unprecedented seventh four-year term. The Register-Guard reports Betty Taylor will step down when her current term expires in January 2021, allowing a new councilor to represent Ward 2 for the first...

Person dies when travel trailer catches fire, explodes

Dec. 9, 2019 9:33 PM EST

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — One person died when a travel trailer caught fire and exploded east of Bend, authorities said. KTVZ-TV reports Crook County deputies were sent shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday for a welfare check on someone living in the trailer near Alfalfa, according to Sheriff John Gautney. Gautney said...

Portland police release names in officer shooting of man

Dec. 9, 2019 9:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon outside a coffee shop on Portland's southeast side. The Portland Police Bureau said Monday that Officer Justin Raphael shot the man while Officer Daniel Leonard used less lethal force during the...

Man who argued religious objection to tax filing guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 4:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. District Chief Judge Michael W. Mosman has found an Oregon man guilty of four counts of willfully failing to file tax returns during an unusual second trial with no witnesses, no jury and a set of agreed-upon facts submitted to the court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Michael...

Stanford on top, UConn up to No. 2 in AP women's Top25

Dec. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Connecticut jumped to No. 2 behind Stanford in The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings released Monday after another week filled with upsets. The Cardinal garnered 27 of the 30 first-place votes Monday from the national media panel. UConn jumped up two spots, seven points in front of No. 3 Oregon, after...