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Salem to reconsider homeless camping ban

Jan. 28, 2020 10:45 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Salem, Oregon, is reconsidering its homeless camping ban. Since the ban took effect in mid-December the city has been scrambling to find options where to put the roughly 300 homeless people who have been living on downtown sidewalks. The Statesman Journal reports...

DA: Oregon cop justified in fatally shooting Washington man

Jan. 28, 2020 10:20 AM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A report says a man who was shot dead by a Hillsboro, Oregon officer in the police station’s parking lot had followed a stranger more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Camas, Washington and seemed fixated on the man for unknown reasons. On Monday, the Washington County...

Oregon man arrested in Washington on child enticement charge

Jan. 28, 2020 10:19 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, man was arrested after he authorities say he traveled to Washington state to sexually molest a 5-year-old girl. Dirk Tichgelaar, 44, was arrested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in northwestern Washington. He was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in...

This undated photo shows apple blossoms in New Paltz, N.Y. Warm, spring temperatures can coax a spectacular show of apple blossoms only after the trees have put about 1000 accumulated hours of cool, not frigid, temperatures into their chilling

Sit tight, gardeners, the plants need to chill

Jan. 28, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months. And that’s not the same thing as being cold. To a plant, "chilly" generally means a temperature between about 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Lack of enough...

Grand jury: Officer acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

Jan. 27, 2020 10:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing in the Portland police fatal police shooting of 51-year-old Koben Henriksen who was seen waving knives at passing cars in early December. The grand jury determined that Officer Justin Raphael lawfully acted in self-defense...

Man who stabbed ex-girlfriend sentenced to 15 years

Jan. 27, 2020 5:00 PM EST

WALTON, Ore. (AP) — A man who stabbed an ex-girlfriend west of Eugene was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. David Lucius pleaded guilty in court last week to first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and stalking, KEZI-TV reported. He will also complete three years of post-prison supervision. In...

Woman dies at hot springs in central Oregon

Jan. 27, 2020 4:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman died Sunday at Terwilliger Hot Springs, an Oregon destination between Eugene and Bend known for its scenic soaking pools in the Cascade Mountain forest. The woman, 25, died of a “medical event” while soaking, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office....

County worker who died was operating faulty equipment

Jan. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A Benton County road worker who died on the job was operating a poorly maintained piece of leased logging equipment that was owned by his supervisor’s son, according to findings from two investigations. Pete Neuman, 59, was using a John Deere skidder to move logs at the site...

Portland, Phoenix among finalists for 2025-26 Final Four

Jan. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA could potentially be headed out West again for the women's Final Four with Portland and Phoenix as two of the finalists for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the organization announced Monday. The national semifinals haven't been out West since Denver hosted in 2012. The Final Four...

Jury seated in fatal Portland train stabbing trial

Jan. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, ore. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the MAX attack trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train. KOIN reported that Judge Cheryl Albrecht will call members of the juror panel Monday to verify...