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Tatum scores 32, Celtics edge Trail Blazers for 4th straight

Apr. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final moments, and the Boston Celtics held off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-115 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games. Jaylen Brown added 24 points and Kemba...

Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

Apr. 13, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1979, a 22-year-old California man went missing as he was traveling to Washington state to visit family. Decades passed, with no word of Kenneth Bell's fate. But then a timber crew working in a wilderness area of Oregon on Jan. 8 found skeletal...

FBI-led task force created to fight Portland gun violence

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new FBI-led task force will work with police in Portland, Oregon, to build cases against people responsible for an increase in shootings. Creating a multi-agency Metro Safe Streets Task Force came after much negotiation and a guarantee for set...

Woman gets probation for unlawful sale of pangolin scales

Apr. 13, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who illegally imported pangolin scales and sold them to an undercover officer from her Southeast Portland store was sentenced Monday to three years of federal probation. Agnes Yu, 53, who has owned Wing Ming Herbs with her husband for about...

Portland police declares riot after vigil for Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police said a demonstration protesting the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota turned into a riot Monday night, with some in the crowd throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers. At least 200 people gathered around 8:30 p.m....

Idaho lawmakers hear pitch to absorb three-fourths of Oregon

Apr. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers appeared intrigued but skeptical on Monday when pitched a plan to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon and add it to Idaho to create what would become the nation’s third-largest state geographically. Representatives of a group...

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

Apr. 12, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and Jimmy Butler added 20 to lead the Miami Heat to a 107—98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. The Heat, who have won six of their last seven games, led by as many as 20 points early in the...

Fires burn at Portland protest at immigration building

Apr. 11, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two fires broke out at Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement building during a demonstration Saturday night but the building itself was not set on fire, officials said. Portland police responded to the building to help after the...

Kanter has 30 rebounds and Blazers beat Pistons 118-103

Apr. 11, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With each rebound that Enes Kanter added to his new Portland record, his teammates on the bench wildly cheered. Kanter had 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Saturday night. ...

Thorns down KC 2-1 as fans return to the stands in Oregon

Apr. 10, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. It was the first professional sporting event in Oregon to...