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Woman sleeping near garage run over, dies in Portland

Jan. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman who was sleeping near an apartment complex garage was run over and has died at a hospital, police said. The Portland Police Bureau said officers were sent to an apartment building at around 6:30 a.m. Friday and found an injured woman, Trecell R. Stinson, who told...

Suit: Fred Meyer worker called woman, daughter racist slurs

Jan. 25, 2020 11:39 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 45-year-old Portland woman has filed a lawsuit accusing grocer Fred Meyer of racial discrimination after she said an employee called her racist slurs. Melita Bullitt said in the lawsuit that she was shopping with her daughter at the grocery store’s Gateway District location...

Police in ‘substantial compliance’ with required reforms

Jan. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Justice Department lawyers said Friday they’ve found the Portland Police Bureau in substantial compliance with 190 reforms required as part of a city settlement adopted six years ago. The settlement came after a federal investigation determined officers used excessive...

Lawrence Spence sworn in as new state representative

Jan. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Akasha Lawrence Spence was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the Oregon House of Representatives. A Democrat from District 36, she now represents much of Portland’s west side in the House. The Multnomah County Commission chose her to replace former House Majority Leader...

Jury convicts ex-religious leader of child sexual abuse

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a disgraced religious leader guilty of sexually abusing a former church member when she was a child. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 69-year-old Michael Sperou was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a person under...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Mavericks make 22 3-pointers, beat Trail Blazers 133-125

Jan. 24, 2020 2:09 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had another big performance, scoring a game-high 47 points. But a tough loss and issues with the officiating had the Portland Trail Blazers star in a foul mood. Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made 22...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up the court against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The Trail Blazers won 129-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Does Lillard's big night signal turnaround for Blazers?

Jan. 22, 2020 7:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a big night against Golden State, Damian Lillard signaled that he's asserting himself at a crucial point of the Trail Blazers' season. And where Lillard goes, the Blazers tend to follow. “There comes a time in the season where everybody's tired, everybody's worn out,...

3 taken to hospital after fire at senior care facility

Jan. 22, 2020 3:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three residents of a senior care facility in Portland were hospitalized after a fire there Wednesday. A fire was called in just after 9 a.m. at the Regency Park Assisted Living Facility, KOIN-TV reported. Tualatin Valley Fire crews found the fire inside the mechanical room on the...

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Portland firefighter

Jan. 22, 2020 10:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man caught on camera allegedly stabbing an off-duty fire lieutenant in a Portland, Oregon, bar has been arrested. The Portland Police Bureau said they received an anonymous tip leading them to arrest 30-year-old Carroll McClendon Tuesday night. KOIN reports that...

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, fie photo, Jeremy Christian shouts as he is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore. Christian, charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon light-rail train, goes to trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, two years after the killings that plunged this liberal city into months of soul-searching. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File)

Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings

Jan. 21, 2020 8:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train went to trial Tuesday, two years after the killings in a liberal city. Jeremy Christian has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted...