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School district considers eminent domain for church land

Nov. 13, 2018 11:50 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — School officials in Keizer are considering using eminent domain to acquire land from a neighboring church to address traffic issues at a high school. The Statesman Journal reports that the school board on Tuesday deciding a resolution to allow the district to acquire six acres of private...

Man accused of trying to suffocate roommate gets probation

Nov. 13, 2018 1:01 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted in connection to trying to suffocate his 75-year-old roommate with plastic wrap has been sentenced to two years of probation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Washington County jury found 73-year-old Leo J. Miller guilty of fourth-degree assault earlier this...

Hazelnut harvest falls short of expectations

Nov. 12, 2018 7:47 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hazelnut growers in Oregon were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018, although it appears the harvest is coming in short of expectations. The Capital Press reported Monday that the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service predicted 52,000 tons of hazelnuts in August, which would...

Oregon firefighters helping at California wildfires

Nov. 12, 2018 4:29 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have been sent from Oregon to help suppress the deadly wildfires in California. The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday that two teams with equipment and personnel were sent from eastern and southern Oregon at the request of California fire officials. Forestry...

Astoria clears homeless camps on city forestland

Nov. 12, 2018 3:00 PM EST

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — After delays Astoria work crews have cleared several camps located in city forestland where some people without shelter had lived for years. The Daily Astorian reports crews on Friday moved nearly two dumpsters filled with trash, mattresses, bicycles, and other belongings from the...

State issues new opioid guidelines aimed at curbing abuse

Nov. 12, 2018 11:46 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has released new guidelines for prescribing opioids to patients with short-term acute pain. The Register-Guard reports that it's part of a larger strategy to curb opioid abuse. The guidelines include advising doctors not to consider opioids for mild to...

Portland officer injured in pipe assault

Nov. 12, 2018 11:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police says a 36-year-old man is in jail accused of striking a police officer in the head with a pipe over the weekend. Police say the officer was hospitalized with serious injuries following the incident late Saturday. They say a woman who initially called police to report...

Blazers win fourth straight with 100-94 victory over Boston

Nov. 12, 2018 12:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu says he's grateful his teammates trust him in the big moments. Aminu hit a pair of late 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game, holding off the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Sunday night. Damian Lillard had 19 points and 12 assists while...

James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106

Nov. 12, 2018 12:15 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Kyle Kuzma added 18 points for the Lakers' fifth win in six games. Kuzma's layup tied the game at 104-all with...

Oregon teen mayor: People can serve no matter their age

Nov. 11, 2018 4:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager elected mayor of his small Oregon city plans to be a steward for the budget and a proponent for growth. Voters in Yoncalla last week elected Ben Simons, 18, to be mayor of the city about 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Eugene, the Oregonian reported . Simons beat out...