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Family of woman killed dashing across road settles for $305K

Sep. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 31-year-old woman who died after she tried to run across U.S. 26 at night has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit in exchange for $305,000 from the two drivers who struck her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the family of Savannah Munden was scheduled to go to...

Man suspected of theft critically hurt outside Home Depot

Sep. 19, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Home Depot customer and a man suspected of theft near a Northeast Portland store got into an altercation that left the suspect critically injured. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a security guard was on a bike trail confronting a suspect Thursday when a community member...

Oregon schools record poorest test scores in 5 years

Sep. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon schools have recorded their poorest performance in the five-year history of Oregon's current reading, writing and math tests this spring, registering year-over-year declines in every grade level and among nearly every demographic group, scores released Thursday show. The scores...

Red Bulls snap 3-game losing streak with 2-0 win at Portland

Sep. 19, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kyle Duncan scored his first MLS goal in the opening minutes and Daniel Royer added a penalty kick in stoppage time to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night. The Red Bulls (13-13-5), jockeying for home-field advantage in the playoffs...

Oregon man imprisoned for importing fentanyl from China

Sep. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for importing fentanyl from China. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported 28-year-old John William Schantz was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Portland. Schantz pleaded guilty to one count of importing a...

Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Sep. 18, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father's unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen AR-15 assault-style rifle at a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Manstrom and Kemp helped deliver 2,000...

Case dismissed against man who drove through protesters

Sep. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge in southwestern Washington has dismissed charges against a Portland man who drove through a crowd opposing a right-wing group's rally in downtown Vancouver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 33-year-old Billy Wilson was charged with reckless driving and reckless endangering in...

Man killed in Portland hit-and-run ID'd, suspect sought

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have released the name of a 27-year-old pedestrian killed Sunday in a hit-and-run. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports police continue to look for the car involved in the crash that killed Cristian Drae Lennon on Northeast Portland Highway near 45th Avenue. No arrests...

Oregon's public university workers vote to authorize strike

Sep. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Workers at seven public universities in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike if a new contract deal isn't reached, their union said Wednesday. The workers' union, SEIU 503, said 95% of its members voted to strike on Sept. 30 if a deal can't be reached during a negotiating session...

DEA raids Portland pharmacy in Los Angeles-based probe

Sep. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has raided a pharmacy in Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday the action at Kaiser Permanente Interstate Medical Office is part of a federal probe based in Los Angeles. Agents executed an administrative inspection warrant,...