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Oregon Democrats blast 'shameful' Trump immigration policy

Jun. 16, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation visited a federal prison Saturday where immigrants from Latin America have been transferred and blasted the Trump administration for separating parents from children. Sen. Ron Wyden said that "what we saw over the last hour...

The Latest: Wyden: Immigration policy 'makes zero sense'

Jun. 16, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a visit by Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation to a federal prison where immigrants from Latin America are being held (all times local): 4:26 p.m. Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation visited a federal prison where immigrants from...

Lawyers trying to meet with immigrants held in Oregon prison

Jun. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Immigrants from Latin America transferred to a federal prison in Oregon have been denied access to lawyers, one of the attorneys seeking to represent them said Thursday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hasn't given assurances that the immigrants will be able to meet with attorneys...

Police checking into man's admission of 1986 Oregon killing

Jun. 12, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The body found near Horseshoe Lake 20 miles north of Salem in the fall of 1986 bore little clues. The man's body was both decomposed by the rain-drenched earth and mummified by the sun. He was unidentifiable beyond a handful of crudely etched tattoos. Investigators were confounded about...

Man gets 3 years for crash that killed 68-year-old woman

Jun. 12, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting and killing a 68-year-old woman while driving drunk. The Statesman Journal reported Monday that Jonathan Combs, of Salem, was arrested on charges of manslaughter and drunken driving on the night of Feb. 13, 2016, when he...

3 Dutch workers killed in Oregon car crash

Jun. 11, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three employees of a Dutch technology company died from injuries they sustained in a car crash in Oregon. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 25-year-old Ronald Wall and 22-year-old Jamie Shennan died in a hospital over the weekend. A third employee, 37-year-old...

Man arrested after fatal shooting in western Oregon

Jun. 11, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man accused of fatally shooting another man near Falls City, Oregon. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Dennis Sarver of Salem was booked into jail on charges of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Deputies found the body of...

Oregon capital city's toxic water advisory extended 2 weeks

Jun. 10, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have extended for two more weeks a limited no-drink advisory for tap water in Oregon's capital city. Salem has been dealing with a toxic algae bloom in an area reservoir since May 29, reissuing a warning on June 2 that will now extend through most of the month. They're...

Man injured after police shooting in Aumsville

Jun. 9, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man was injured following a police shooting in a town in western Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports Oregon State Police are investigating after an Aumsville police officer fired multiple shots during a traffic stop early Friday morning. Oregon State Police Capt. Tim...

Water advisory in Oregon capital extended through Monday

Jun. 8, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials have extended a limited do-not-drink advisory for tap water in the Salem, Oregon, area through at least Monday. The advisory does not include healthy adults, only children, the elderly, nursing mothers and those with medical sensitivities including compromised immune systems....