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Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon over forestry management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts sued four years ago, claiming the state has not...

Leaking pipe in Northeast Portland releases sewage

Oct. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A sewer pipe in Northeast Portland leaked an estimated 1,000 gallons (3785 liters) of untreated sewer water into an embankment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services plugged the leak Saturday near I-84 and Northeast 21st Avenue. The 1,000...

Prosecutors: Trade war opens doors For Mexican drug cartels

Oct. 20, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they've uncovered an elaborate scheme to convert Mexican drug profits from sales in the United States back into pesos using Chinese citizens who seek to circumvent their country's banking laws. The Mexican drug cartels are taking...

Savarino scores in 87th, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 2-1

Oct. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino scored in the 87th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 in the first round of the MLS playoffs Saturday night. Real Salt Lake advanced to play at the Seattle Sounders in the conference semifinals Wednesday night. Joao Plata's cross along the top of...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Week before showdown, Wisconsin exposed

Oct. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

On Friday night, No. 4 Ohio State went to Northwestern and buried a struggling and outclassed opponent, just the way an elite team is supposed to do. For those glancing ahead to next week, it was hard not to think: Boy, Wisconsin messed around with Northwestern and only beat the Wildcats by nine. Hmmm. Transitive...

Herbert rallies No. 12 Oregon past No. 25 Washington 35-31

Oct. 19, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For all he's accomplished in his Oregon career, Justin Herbert had never faced the challenge of rallying from this much of a deficit, on the road and against the Ducks' most hated rival. Doing so would all but lock up the Pac-12 North, keep Oregon on the very fringes of the College Football...

Oregon State blows lead, comes back to beat Cal 21-17

Oct. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Having seen his team dominate California all game, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith felt it was appropriate that linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. put an emphatic stamp on the day with with a game-ending sack. It was the season-high ninth sack by Smith's defense and helped erase any...

Video shows coach disarming, embracing Oregon student

Oct. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have released a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star's successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school. The video released Friday by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office shows Keanon Lowe and the student...

Parents guilty of starving 5-year-old daughter to death

Oct. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Redmond couple of starving their 5-year-old adopted daughter to death. The Bulletin reports by unanimous jury verdicts Friday after a weekslong trial, Sacora Horn-Garcia and Estevan Garcia were found guilty of murder by abuse and criminal mistreatment. Garcia and...

Woman sues after husband killed in Oregon hunting accident

Oct. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The widow of an Oregon elk hunter has filed a $960,000 lawsuit against the man's hunting partner following an accidental shooting. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in a story on Friday that Vicki VanCleave, George VanCleave's widow, filed the lawsuit against Richard Toubeaux in Baker...