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Roseburg VA police officer accused of placing hidden cameras

Oct. 24, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man who works as a police officer at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been accused of hiding cameras in the bedroom of a young teen. Detectives began investigating after the cameras were found in the 14-year-old’s bedroom, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

Oct. 24, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death toll,...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

Oct. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the...

550 new virus cases, Oregon's largest daily total to date

Oct. 23, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. Health officials called the number of cases “troubling” and said that based on current COVID-19 modeling in the...

Authorities look for killer of Oregon wolf; reward offered

Oct. 23, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Someone shot a wolf in Oregon, leaving its pack without a breeding male, wildlife officials said on Friday as they announced a $6,150 reward for the shooter. “I hope this reward will inspire some citizen to come forward with information leading to the killer,” said Wally...

Cop accused of driving into vandalism suspect at protest

Oct. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted a now-retired Portland police officer on official misconduct and other charges related to an incident during a protest against police brutality. Scott Groshong was charged this week with three counts of first-degree official misconduct, three...

Woman guilty of homicide for DUII crash that killed daughter

Oct. 23, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Corvallis woman pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Thursday in Polk County Circuit Court for a 2019 car crash that killed her teenage daughter. Kayla Carter also pleaded guilty for third-degree assault and no contest to driving under the influence of intoxicants,...

Greyhound station site to become temporary homeless shelter

Oct. 23, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A vacant Greyhound bus station in downtown Portland will be opened temporarily as a homeless shelter. The site will have around 100 beds and be open 24 hours a day until the end of March, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Priority will be given to people experiencing homelessness...

Weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon decrease slightly

Oct. 22, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday that there was a slight decrease in COVID-19 cases in the state last week. While this may sound like good news the number of cases have significantly increased since mid-September authorities say and Oregon's COVID-19 testing positivity rate...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police clash with protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. New York, Seattle and Portland, three cities recently labeled

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump's 'anarchy' label

Oct. 22, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday to invalidate the designation and fight off the Trump administration's efforts to withhold federal dollars....