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Pili, No. 7 Utah hold off Oregon State 75-73 in overtime

Feb. 04, 2023 00:41 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 23 points and No. 7 Utah withstood a furious rally in a 75-73 overtime victory over Oregon State on Friday night. Trailing by three points with 0.4 seconds remaining in overtime, Oregon State’s Timea Gardiner was fouled on a 3-point...

Grand jury: 5 Salem cops justified in fatal shooting of man

Feb. 03, 2023 23:03 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Marion County grand jury has found five Salem police officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man last month. The decision came Friday in the death of Michael Compton, 27, after hearing testimony from over a dozen witnesses and reviewing video...

Man surrenders after shots fired, standoff in Oregon

Feb. 03, 2023 17:42 PM EST

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A man who allegedly fired gunshots Thursday in a busy area of Hood River and then barricaded himself in his house for hours is in custody, according to police. The man was safely taken into custody with the help of multiple agencies Thursday night, according...

Portland cop fired for leaking false allegations reinstated

Feb. 03, 2023 17:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland police officer and union leader has been reinstated to the force after he was fired last spring for leaking a false complaint about a city official, according to a report filed this week with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Mayor Ted...

Oregon bill would ban lawmakers from hiring family as aides

Feb. 03, 2023 15:31 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would ban lawmakers from hiring family members as aides has sparked a debate about nepotism at the state Capitol. Under current law, public officials are barred from employing relatives unless they declare a...

Tubelis scores 40 in No. 5 Arizona's 91-76 rout of Oregon

Feb. 03, 2023 01:47 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis took his family and friends from Lithuania to breakfast in the morning, then to see the desert surrounding Tucson. After a 40-minute nap, the Arizona big man arrived at McKale Center and started roasting Ducks. Not a bad way to...

Inside the hunt for a serial kidnapper, and a bloody finale

Feb. 02, 2023 23:09 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in rural southwest Oregon were on high alert: A man with a history of kidnapping and torturing women in two states was on the run in their territory. When a tip came in from a cab company that had given him a ride, they went house-to-house to check on...

Cambridge brothers lift Arizona St. past Oregon St. 68-57

Feb. 02, 2023 22:59 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. and his brother, Devan, combined to score 32 points to help Arizona State complete a season sweep of Oregon State, posting a 68-57 win on Thursday night. The Sun Devils won at Corvallis, 74-69, but dropped four straight heading into the...

Suspect in standoff with Oregon police, most lockdowns ended

Feb. 02, 2023 20:59 PM EST

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Gunshots broke out as police in Hood River, Oregon, responded to a call at a home in the scenic vacation town, prompting an hourslong lockdown of schools and businesses Thursday. The suspect was in a house surrounded by law enforcement as of 2:30 p.m., the...

Psychedelic churches in US pushing boundaries of religion

Feb. 02, 2023 13:48 PM EST

HILDALE, Utah (AP) — The tea tasted bitter and earthy, but Lorenzo Gonzales drank it anyway. On that night in remote Utah, he was hoping for a life-changing experience, which is how he found himself inside a tent with two dozen others waiting for the psychedelic brew known as ayahuasca to kick...