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Police respond to shooting report, find mortally injured man

May. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police responding to a report of a shooting found a mortally injured man in southeast Portland. Portland police in a release say officers at around 8 p.m. Saturday responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of southeast 162nd Avenue. The Oregonian/Oregon Live...

Man found dead in front yard of Portland home had been shot

May. 26, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau says a 44-year-old man found dead in the Lents neighborhood of Portland had been shot to death. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports an autopsy confirmed that Sergey Peshkove of Portland died from gunshot wounds. His body was found Friday morning in the front...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 Portland killing

May. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a teen outside a Portland apartment complex has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deandrea Sanders also pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the July 12, 2015 death of 19-year-old Anthony Jackson. Sanders is scheduled to be...

Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

May. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William...

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season

May. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, but terms were not...

Suit: TriMet, police failed to prevent fatal train attack

May. 24, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of light-rail train stabbing victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche has filed a $10.1 million lawsuit against TriMet and the Portland Police Bureau for failing to arrest and ban Jeremy Christian from the system before Namkai-Meche and another passenger were killed. The lawsuit, filed...

Correction: MeToo-Teaching Consent story

May. 23, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that stress abstinence in sex education taught by the group Ascend. The group teaches "sexual risk avoidance," not "sexual risk aversion." A corrected version of the story is below: Amid...

Police commander resigns after drunk driving accusations

May. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A longtime Portland police commander who was accused of driving drunk off duty and crashing a police SUV into a light pole has resigned. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 47-year-old Steven James Jones was head of the bureau's Professional Standards Division at the time of the June...

Man involved in road rage shooting sentenced to 5 years

May. 23, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of shooting at another driver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 39-year-old Garvin Franklin Jr., was sentenced Wednesday for the October 23, 2018, incident. He had been convicted of one count of unlawful...

Man climbs down from Portland crane, taken into custody

May. 22, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man in crisis who climbed to the top of a construction crane in Southeast Portland has climbed down and been taken into custody. The Portland Police Bureau says their Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded Wednesday afternoon to reports of...