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Patient accused of killing patient at mental health center

Jul. 16, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested after authorities say he fatally choked a woman at a Southeast Portland mental health treatment facility in May while they both were patients there. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Roger J. Jones was arrested Friday. Court documents say that surveillance video...

Prison inmate who hit bicyclists dies

Jul. 16, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a prison inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla has died. The Oregon Department of Corrections say 65-year-old Lindsey Llaneza died Monday morning in the prison infirmary. No cause of death was released. The Oregon State Police has been notified as...

Oregon opens Crater Lake access road, closes 2 campsites

Jul. 16, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials have fully opened a road circling Crater Lake National Park while closing two backcountry campsites. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that the entire 33 miles (53 kilometers) of Rim Drive around Crater Lake opened for the season Thursday. The road is...

Oregon passes law saying schools must teach the Holocaust

Jul. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire...

Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Brown

Jul. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party has filed paperwork to launch a recall against Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, citing some of the laws passed in the 2019 legislative session. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Chairman Bill Currier in the Monday filing also pointed to Brown's...

Toddler struck, killed by father backing up vehicle

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was struck and killed in northwestern Oregon by a pickup truck his father backed out of the driveway. KOIN reports that emergency responders rushed to the home in Otis, Oregon, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said in a release. The pickup's 51-year-old...

Person walking on I-205 struck, killed

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT
GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a person walking on Interstate 205 near Gladstone, Oregon, was struck and killed by a car. KOIN reports the crash happened early Monday. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office advised drivers to avoid the area.

$3.3 million boost approved for Salem police station budget

Jul. 15, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem city councilors have approved an additional $3.3 million to fund the city's new police headquarters, the second additional funding request since voters approved $61.8 million in bonds for the project in 2017. The Statesman Journal reports that construction on the three-story...

Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

Jul. 14, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SELMA, Ore. (AP) — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court." Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father...

Rapids, Timbers play to 2-2 tie in Portland

Jul. 14, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sam Nicholson entered the game in the 67th minute and quickly made an impact. Nicholson scored the tying goal nine minutes after subbing in to help the Rapids play to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. The midfielder's first goal of the season was a left-footed...