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In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

Oct. 22, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that formed...

Remains of Vietnam-era pilot, plane's observer to be buried

Oct. 17, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Remains of an Army pilot and an observer killed more than 50 years ago when their plane went down in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says ceremonies for...

Jury clears Keizer man in killing of friend after fight

Oct. 17, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has found a 26-year-old Keizer man was justified in shooting and killing his friend and neighbor in September. KATU-TV reports the Marion County grand jury made the finding Tuesday in the death of 27-year-old Bryan O'Connor. Authorities say Alex Hackney shot and killed...

Candidate falsely claims master's degree in voter pamphlet

Oct. 16, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man running for election in the House District 19 race has falsely listed having a master's degree in the Oregon Voters' Pamphlet. The Statesman Journal reports electrician Mike Ellison has completed most of his graduate work through the Oregon Institute of Technology, and plans...

Authorities: 2 male inmates die at different facilities

Oct. 15, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections says two men in custody died at different facilities in the past few days. Officials say 72-year-old Douglas Miller died Friday morning at Salem's Oregon State Penitentiary in the infirmary. He was incarcerated out of Multnomah County and his earliest...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Oregon judge

Oct. 9, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from an Oregon judge who was suspended after allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was...

Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

Oct. 7, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out"...

Oregon man sentenced in abuse case of 5-month-old child

Oct. 4, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after authorities say he burned his girlfriend's 5-month-old child and withheld medical care for days. The Statesman Journal reports 38-year-old Kevin Sergeant was sentenced Wednesday after a Marion County judge found him...

Staff finds unloaded gun in 10-year-old student's backpack

Oct. 3, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say staff at an elementary school in Salem found an unloaded handgun in a 10-year-old student's backpack. Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Chris Baldridge says deputies were called to Four Corners Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after the gun was found....

Woman sentenced to 7 years in kidnapping, assault case

Oct. 3, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem, Oregon, woman arrested along with her boyfriend for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to murder a woman has been sentenced to six years and 10 months in prison. The Statesman Journal reports that Eva Villarreal, 37, pleaded no contest this week to the lesser charges of...