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A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Body cam, 911 tapes in Walter Wallace killing to be released

Oct. 28, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner in Philadelphia said Wednesday that her department will release 911 tapes and footage from police body cameras “in the near future” in the shooting death of Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of...

Council to decide on further cuts to Portland police budget

Oct. 28, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four months after the Portland City Council approved reallocating $15 million from the Police Bureau budget to other city programs and initiatives, the council could OK diverting additional millions from the law enforcement agency. Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Commissioner Chloe...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough, left, throws a pass against Nevada during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Expected to finish atop the Pac-12, the Ducks open at home with Stanford. The rivalry game against Oregon State will still be Thanksgiving weekend. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

Oregon looks to Tyler Shough to replace Justin Herbert

Oct. 28, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

Easily the most obvious question for Oregon this season is how to move on after Justin Herbert. Tyler Shough hopes it's his time. And the Ducks seem to think so. Herbert started 42 games at Oregon, compiling a 29-13 record with 10,541 passing yards and 108 total touchdowns. He led the Ducks to the Pac-12...

Man gets 3 years for operating illegal butane honey oil lab

Oct. 28, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend-area man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for running an illegal butane honey oil, or BHO extraction lab, on rural Alfalfa-area property, authorities said. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said Tuesday that Jacob Robe, 31, also will face three years’...

Police investigating death near Eugene park footbridge

Oct. 28, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police are investigating after finding a person dead under a park footbridge. The Register-Guard reports the fire department got a call to the footbridge over Amazon Creek near Kincaid Park concerning a fire and an explosion Tuesday afternoon, police said. Emergency responders...

Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz, left, and midfielder Cristian Roldan celebrate after the Sounders scored during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Sounders clinch playoff spot with 2-0 win over Vancouver

Oct. 28, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raul Ruidiaz had a goal and an assist in his first game back after testing positive for coronavirus while on international duty, and the Seattle Sounders clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday night. The defending MLS Cup champion...

Governor extends Oregon's state of emergency due to COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday extended Oregon's declaration of a state of emergency until Jan. 2 as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise. The Oregon Health Authority reported 391 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the state total to 42,808. There were...

Eugene man charged with murder, bias crime in man's death

Oct. 27, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene man has been charged with murder and bias crime in connection with the fatal shooting of a man Monday in east Salem, police said. Salem police detectives arrested and charged 46-year-old Manuel North with second-degree murder, first-degree bias crime, and unlawful use of a...

PSU unable to transition to unarmed campus police this fall

Oct. 27, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University will not meet its fall goal of transitioning to unarmed sworn officers on campus because of the retirements of two officers and the resignation of a third, according to Willie Halliburton, campus public safety chief. The staff turnover, coupled with delays in...

Mobile home parks in Oregon burned. Now rent is due.

Oct. 27, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

TALENT, Ore. (AP) — In mid-October, 78-year-old Joseph Powell moved back into his mobile home in Talent Mobile Estates. His view had changed since Sept. 8. He used to open his door to towering trees and a community of modest homes. Now he sees torched vehicles, a sea of debris and charred tree limbs...