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Oregon woman dies in head-on crash on Seward Highway

Oct. 14, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Oregon woman died in a weekend head-on crash on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say 39-year-old Wendy Cox died at Mile 66. Her hometown was not immediately released. Troopers say roads at around 8 a.m. Saturday were slick and icy. Cox was driving a sport utility vehicle...

Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Oct. 14, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste. The Statesman Journal reports that's not currently allowed under U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules, which Oregon has adopted, because of...

Man arrested after rocks thrown at Portland police cars

Oct. 13, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing large rocks at Portland police cars. Portland police say an officer was inside of one of the cars. The suspect ran away after damaging two vehicles Saturday. Police say an officer chased the man and arrested him on three counts of...

Woman pleads not guilty to selling shark fins in Portland

Oct. 13, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of selling dried shark fins in a Portland store. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports 52-year-old Agnes Yu of Happy Valley is charged with four misdemeanor counts of selling dried shark fins at Wing Ming Herbs in southeast Portland. She pleaded...

Police investigating events before Portland activist's death

Oct. 13, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland activist is dead after a vehicle hit him as he was leaving a left-wing hangout. Police say Sean Kealiher's friends took him to a hospital after the early Saturday crash in the Kerns neighborhood. Police say a SUV crashed into a commercial building and then gunshots were...

Teachers try home meetings to help students

Oct. 13, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students. To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates dozens of hours a month preparing school supplies, scheduling meetings and traveling to where families are most...

No. 15 Utah routs Oregon State 52-7

Oct. 13, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Zack Moss declared his return in a striking way. He rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard scoring run in the opening quarter, and No. 15 Utah routed Oregon State 52-7 on Saturday night. Moss, who was returning from a shoulder injury, sat out the second half. He...

Alexander leads 2nd-half push, Portland State blanks Idaho

Oct. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game's points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday. Deon Crayon's interception of a Mason Petrino pass early in the third quarter set up the Vikings (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky)...

Jury awards $50,000 to Oregon commuter arrested in protest

Oct. 12, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded an Oregon man more than $50,000 after he was shoved, pepper-sprayed and arrested by county deputies dealing with hundreds of protesters. The 12-person jury found Multnomah County sheriff's deputies committed a battery and used "more force than was reasonably...

Sheriff releases name of man who died in farming accident

Oct. 12, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the man who died in an accident at an eastern Oregon onion farm is 42-year-old Theodore Frahm of Ontario. Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe says Frahm died Tuesday night when he was pulled into a piece of equipment used to harvest onions. The Argus Observer newspaper...