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Woman sues Oregon cemetery for damaging daughter's casket

Oct. 16, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an infant who died in 1996 is suing an Oregon cemetery for damaging her daughter's casket and not informing her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday that Janine Karvia has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles, east of Portland. The...

Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for child sexual abuse

Oct. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a girl over the course of three years. The Salem Statesman Journal reports 35-year-old Terry David Powell was convicted of six counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Powell pleaded not guilty and opted to stand...

Authorities identify 63-year-old man in hunting accident

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Oregon county authorities have identified the man killed in a suspected accidental shooting while hunting near Washington state lines. The Longview Daily News reports that Columbia County Sheriff's Office identified 63-year-old Martin Fox of Portland. County deputies, Washington...

Name of man released in Portland suspicious death Monday

Oct. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have released the name of a man who died of a gunshot wound Monday in North Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Ricky Malone Sr.'s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the man was found hurt during a welfare check Monday morning in the 10200...

Man who kidnapped Portland homeless couple gets 10 years

Oct. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A homeless man who bound and duct-taped a homeless woman and man inside his tent in Southeast Portland was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports both victims told police that Matthew Fennern raped the woman while in the tent Jan. 25, but Deputy District...

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

Oct. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun. He eyed the big female owl, her feathers streaked brown and white, perched on a branch at just the right...

Blazers want to take next step after playoff success

Oct. 15, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers got a taste of playoff success last season and that's shifted their mindset. Simply making the playoffs is no longer the goal, a championship is. Damian Lillard is once again joined in the backcourt by CJ McCollum but the supporting cast changed in the offseason with...

Wheeler announces bid for second term as Portland mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ted Wheeler has announced he will run for re-election as the mayor of Portland, Oregon, trying to become the first person elected to a second term running the state's largest city in 16 years. KOIN reports the 57-year-old Wheeler kicked off his re-election campaign Monday evening....

AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Taylor lead 1st team

Oct. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday. No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying...

West Nile virus case recorded in Crook County horse

Oct. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say a case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse east of Bend. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports West Nile virus was first recorded in Oregon in 2003, but this is the first case recorded in Crook County. The virus, which can spread in humans only...