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Man who rammed police car after chase gets 12 years

Dec. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Woodburn man to 12 years in prison Tuesday for leading Springfield police on a high-speed chase in 2017 that ended with the man ramming a police vehicle. KEZI-TV reports Iosif Ivanov was sentenced Tuesday after pleaded guilty in October to 10 charges including...

Oregon Congressman opposed to Jordan Cove gas project

Dec. 11, 2019 4:23 PM EST

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Oregon has announced his opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and its 230-mile (370-kilometer) feeder pipeline in southern Oregon. The World reports U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Springfield said in a letter to campaign...

UNLV tabs Oregon offensive coordinator Arroyo as next coach

Dec. 11, 2019 2:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV has hired Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo as its next head football coach. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois announced Wednesday that Arroyo will succeed Tony Sanchez, who was fired Nov. 25 after going 19-40 in five seasons. The 39-year-old Arroyo led an Oregon...

Salem OKs warming shelters for homeless

Dec. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem City Council has agreed to spend up to $213,000 to open 140 warming shelter beds at two local churches. Warming shelter openings currently are driven by freezing temperatures. But under a proposed deal between the city, nonprofit and church representatives, the two shelters...

Man arrested on 25 years’ worth of child sex abuse charges

Dec. 11, 2019 10:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested last week on dozens of child sex abuse charges, some of which date back to 1994. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Michael Hern has pleaded not guilty to 26 counts related to the sexual abuse of at least six children, who were between 4 and 15 years old at the time...

Police: Man arrested for riding on young mule deer's back

Dec. 11, 2019 10:34 AM EST

RILEY, Ore. (AP) — Police say a young man was arrested after he was caught on video riding on the back of a mule deer that was trapped in a fenced area in rural eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say 18-year-old Jacob Belcher of Riley was arrested Friday and charged with wildlife harassment and animal...

Reeling Knicks drop 10th straight, 115-87 to Trail Blazers

Dec. 11, 2019 1:53 AM EST

In the wake of an easy win, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed they needed the rout for their own morale. Damian Lillard had 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Portland handed the wretched New York Knicks their 10th straight loss, 115-87 on Tuesday night. “Anytime you have that type of win, and...

Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Buehler runs for Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 9:58 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden. In a video, Buehler criticized what he called Portland liberals and elites in Washington D.C. He said he supports gun...

Oregon QB Herbert wins Campbell Trophy, top scholar-athlete

Dec. 10, 2019 9:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has won the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors college football's top scholar-athlete. Herbert was announced as the winner Tuesday night at the National Football Foundation's awards banquet and College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony at a...

Man gets jail, probation for strangling 85-year-old mom

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who violated a no-contact order and strangled his 85-year-old mother has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 57-year-old James Keith was sentenced Tuesday. Keith assaulted his mother in...