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Report finds city's police response to protest appropriate

Jul. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A consultant hired by Maine's largest city to review a police response to Black Lives Matter protests last year has found that local law enforcement acted appropriately. Portland hired consultants CliftonLarsonAllen to audit the police response to...

Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon

Jul. 22, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus variant in the state. But even as cases rise, around 29% of adults in...

State strips police certifications over wrongful arrest

Jul. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state board on Thursday stripped ex-West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus and fired West Linn Sgt. Tony Reeves of their police certifications over the 2017 wrongful arrest of Michael Fesser of Portland. The state Board on Public Safety Standards...

July rainfall puts a dent in drought in northern New England

Jul. 22, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The drought is receding in northern New England but part of northwestern Maine and a sliver of northern New Hampshire continue to be in the category of a “severe drought," officials said Thursday. Virtually all of Maine's coast is now in the...

40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

Jul. 22, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court has upheld a 40-year prison sentence imposed on a man who killed his roommate in Old Orchard Beach. Dustan Bentley pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 65-year-old William Popplewell, who was beaten, stabbed and strangled...

Portland approves $600K to settle cop's fatal shooting

Jul. 22, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday approved a $600,000 payment to the family of a 24-year-old shot and killed by police after a foot chase that outside consultants later criticized as a police policy violation. The payment settles a...

Airplane's landing gear falls onto a golf course in Maine

Jul. 22, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — An airplane's landing gear fell from the sky onto a golf course in Maine but no one was hurt, police said. The strut with tire and wheel crashed onto the seventh hole fairway Tuesday evening at the Gorham Country Club, said Sgt. Ted Hatch of the...

Maine's largest airport looks to set summer travel record

Jul. 22, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest airport is in line to set a record for summer travel. The Portland International Jetport has been busier than usual as travelers resumed flying, and the number of airplane seats for sale into and out of Portland broke records in...

Felipe Mora scores in stoppage time, Timbers beat LAFC 2-1

Jul. 22, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Wednesday night. Diego Valeri opened scoring for the Timbers in the second minute with his 100th career goal. But LAFC (6-5-3) tied it in the...

Father, daughter drown in Sandy River near Troutdale

Jul. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A Portland father and 7-year-old daughter drowned on Tuesday in the Sandy River downstream from Dabney State Recreation Area near Troutdale, authorities said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jenni Fernandez-Suarez's floating device flipped and...