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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...

Pedestrian hit at Portland street race; driver arrested

Aug. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police arrested a 22-year-old driver accused of striking a pedestrian while street racing. Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley says investigators determined the injured man was hit late Sunday while standing in a parking lot. He had been watching a black Infiniti G35 vehicle...

Police seek suspects in 3 fireworks explosions

Aug. 20, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal and local authorities want to know who set off fireworks at three different locations in Portland, damaging property and injuring one person. The incidents all happened on July 10. The first explosion involved fireworks thrown in to an intersection in North Portland. Next,...

For-profit firefighters find work in at-risk Oregon county

Aug. 20, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No one was home at a house deep in the woods of Josephine County, Oregon. The people who live here had evacuated days ago along with hundreds of their neighbors. As flames from the Taylor Creek Fire got closer and closer, the firefighters showed up. They came to prepare for the worst...

Sungjae Im wins Web.com finale; leads PGA Tour qualfiers

Aug. 19, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Sungjae Im won the regular-season ending Portland Open on Sunday to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards and become the first player to top the Web.com Tour money list wire-to-wire. Im closed with a 4-under 67 on Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course for a four-stroke victory over John...

Oregon aquarium attempts rescue of stranded salmon shark

Aug. 19, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A juvenile salmon shark died after becoming stranded on a northern Oregon beach despite rescue efforts by a nearby aquarium. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the 3.5-foot (1-meter) female shark was discovered Saturday morning struggling in the surf at Sunset Beach, about 86 miles (138...

Man found guilty of 2010 rape after sex assault kit tested

Aug. 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 62-year-old man was convicted for a 2010 rape after he was linked to the attack through a sexual assault kit that was finally tested. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Multnomah County Circuit Judge David F. Rees on Friday found Steven Guy Tubbs guilty of two counts of rape and two...

Victims of light-rail stabbing reach agreement on donations

Aug. 17, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The families of two men who were fatally stabbed on a Portland light-trail train have reached an agreement on how to divide a contested portion of the $1.6 million raised by supporters. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports on Friday that lawyers for the families of Ricky Best and Taliesin...

Man gets 22 years for child sex abuse in Redmond

Aug. 17, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who previously lived in Redmond has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for child sex abuse that happened in 2014 and 2015. The Bulletin in Bend reports 45-year-old Stanley McGuyer was sentenced Wednesday in Deschutes County Circuit Court. McGuyer also will serve 20 years...

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Aug. 16, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through...