Writer accused of killing husband wants jail log sealed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer for a self-published romance writer accused of killing her chef husband is asking a judge to seal the woman’s jail visitor log.
A spokesman for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says a judge is hearing the defense motion Monday ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police are looking for a man who stabbed another man who was volunteering at The Well Community Church in Northeast Portland.
KOIN reports that the victim of the Sunday ...
6 arrested after rightists, leftists face off in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Police in Oregon arrested six people after a faceoff between right-wing Patriot Prayer members and left-wing counter-demonstrators in Portland.
Portland State routs Division III Willamette 125-61
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jamie Orme had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Portland State routed Division III Willamette 125-61 on Saturday night.
Holland Woods and Michael Nuga scored 22 points apiece to lead Portland State (2-1). Juwan Williams added 13 points and Sal Nuhu had 12. Robert McCoy ...
Judge frees Somali immigrant who was detained 9 months
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail without a hearing.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein, ...
Authorities investigating mass bird death in Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating a mass bird death in northwestern Oregon.
Officials say a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field in Hillsboro earlier this week.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has admitted in court that he repeatedly injured his 7-year-old son after state child welfare workers placed the boy in his custody despite his lengthy history of domestic violence and an order barring him from seeing his two younger sons.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Eric Barriere threw a career-high five touchdown passes and ran for another score as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 74-23 on Friday night to clinch the 13th playoff berth in program history and at least a share of its 10th Big Sky Conference title.
Human foot found in boat ramp dumpster southwest of Portland
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a human foot was found in a dumpster at a boat ramp southwest of Portland.
KATU-TV reports authorities responded ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man collecting bottles and cans in Portland, Oregon, was hit and killed by a car.
KOIN reports that officers responded to the scene in ...
Storm coats Maine in snow from Kittery to Fort Kent
The first winter storm to coat the entire state of Maine with snow has left behind about a half-foot of the white stuff.
Many schools closed Friday because of the storm that arrived overnight. Police reported numerous fender benders.
William Watson from the National Weather Service ...
Portland backs $36 million in transportation projects
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has approved a $36 million in transportation funding for projects like creating bus-only travel lanes on the approaches to three downtown bridges, building a network of protected bike lanes on both sides of the Willamette River and ...
Authorities seize 30 pounds of marijuana in I-94 stop
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have seized a load of marijuana from a pickup pulled over on Interstate 94 in North Dakota.
A Highway Patrol trooper stopped the pickup traveling east on the interstate Wednesday for exceeding the speed limit and illegally tinted windows.
During the ...
5-year-old girl dies from burns suffered in apartment fire
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who suffered severe burns after a fire at an apartment building in east Medford Nov. 2 has died.
The Mail Tribune reported Thursday that Medford Police ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old woman was hit by two drivers and killed, and the drivers who initially left the scene have both contacted police.
KOIN reports that ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after a shooting outside a southeast Portland strip club.
KOIN reports that police officers responded to the Dream On Saloon ...
SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man on animal neglect charges after deputies served a search warrant at a home southwest of Portland and found dogs in crates that could barely walk.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger on methamphetamine who slashed the throat of a Greyhound bus on Interstate 84 last year has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.
Public art project is “tree lighting” for busy Maine corner
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.
Portland officials are holding a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the installation of a piece of public artwork entitled “Luminous Arbor.” The ...
New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery faces key decisions
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two days of meetings will determine if there’s going to be a shrimp fishing season in New England next year, and it doesn’t look promising.
The fishery, based mostly in Maine, has been shut down since 2013 over concerns about a depleted population of the shrimp. An ...
Testing of 2012 sexual assault kit led to rape conviction
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than two years in Oregon prison after a recently tested sexual assault kit linked him to the rape of a 14-year-old Portland girl.
Driver sentenced in crash that injured 2 Portland officers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver who injured two Portland police officers after crashing into a patrol car parked along Interstate 5 has been sentenced to 20 days in jail and three years of probation.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Air quality in Salem and Portland was considered unhealthy for sensitive groups Wednesday afternoon as smoke from wildfires burning in California moved into the state.
The Statesman Journal
Portland City Council rejects new protest restrictions
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council on Wednesday rejected an ordinance that would have given Mayor Ted Wheeler new powers to regulate protests.
The mayor’s proposal failed 2-3 when Commissioner Nick Fish cast the deciding vote against it, the Oregonian/OregonLive
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver charged with intentionally ramming his SUV into three women at Portland State University in May has been ordered to get a mental health evaluation.
Multnomah County Circuit Judge Nan Waller on Tuesday agreed with a prosecutor’s request to have 61-year-old ...
Holiday tree to arrive in Maine’s largest city on Thursday
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city will kick off its celebration of the holiday season with the annual arrival of a tree to one of its most visited public spaces.
The 40-foot spruce will come to Portland’s Monument Square on Thursday. It was donated by the South Portland Fire ...
Portland officer hit with pipe sustained fractured skull
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say a Portland police officer sustained a fractured skull after being hit with a pipe by a man he was trying to arrest.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials are moving forward with talks for a proposed homeless shelter.
City Council’s Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committee plans to review a new analysis that includes 30 possible sites for the shelter Tuesday night. City Manager ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s incumbent mayor has filed initial paperwork that allows him to begin raising money for next year’s mayoral race.
Democratic Mayor Ethan Strimling filed the initial campaign paperwork last Monday, one day before Election Day. Strimling
Fishermen try to stop Portland waterfront development
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen have launched a campaign to contain development and protect Portland’s waterfront.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police says a 36-year-old man is in jail accused of striking a police officer in the head with a pipe over the weekend.
Police say the officer was hospitalized with serious injuries following the incident late Saturday.
They say a woman who initially ...
Body of missing New Hampshire hunter found in Maine
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says the body of a missing hunter from New Hampshire has been located.
Authorities say wardens found 59-year-old Todd Babula, of Portsmouth, late Sunday afternoon, a day after he was reported missing.
There was no immediate word on ...
Blazers win fourth straight with 100-94 victory over Boston
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu says he’s grateful his teammates trust him in the big moments.
Aminu hit a pair of late 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game, holding off the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Sunday night.
Damian Lillard had 19 points ...
Vote this week on keeping New England shrimp fishery shut
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers will decide this week if New England’s fishery for shrimp must remain closed because of concerns about the environment and the animal’s population.
The shrimp fishery, based mostly in Maine, has been closed since 2013. The small, pink shrimp, once a ...
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is looking for a missing hunter from New Hampshire.
Authorities say 59-year-old Todd Babula, of Portsmouth, has a camp in New Portland, Maine, and has been deer hunting in the woods nearby for many years. On Friday afternoon, his uncle ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Derek Brown scored eight of his 12 points in the final nine minutes on Saturday night and Portland State rallied to beat UC Riverside 71-64.
Dikymbe Martin’s layup with 8:24 left gave UC Riverside a 58-54 lead. The Highlanders then missed their next 11 shots from the ...
3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three men authorities say set up a booby trap on a walking and bike path in Portland, Oregon, that injured a female cyclist have been taken into custody.
KOIN-TV reports that 23-year-old Justin J. Jones, 27-year-old Antonio R. ...
Portland City Council considers new protest limits
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council heard testimony on an ordinance that would give Mayor Ted Wheeler immense new powers to regulate protests, an idea that residents told city officials is wrong.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Portlanders whose families were displaced by city-sponsored urban renewal in North and Northeast Portland will soon move into the first affordable housing development to open under the city’s preference policy.
Lillard scores 25 as Trail Blazers beat Clippers 116-105
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gritty group of Trail Blazers backups was able to put away the Los Angeles Clippers.
Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland won its third straight game, 116-105 over the Clippers on Thursday night. It was a tight game until the fourth quarter, when the Blazers’ ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has filed what may be a first of its kind Medicare lawsuit against PeaceHealth, claiming the organization didn’t follow federal Medicare guidelines specific to Oregon and overbilled him for treatment.
The Register-Guard in Eugene
Company appeals court’s decision in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for the Portland Pipe Line Corp. have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a recent court decision that upheld a Maine city’s ordinance banning bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers.
The Portland Press Herald
Residents vote in support of short-term rental limits
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters in a Maine city have approved new rules restricting short-term rentals through services such as Airbnb.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine embarked on a voting experiment on Election Day.
Instead of selecting a single winner, voters were asked to rank all of the candidates from best to worst on the ballot in a new way of voting approved by state voters.
The election marked the first time ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller and attacked abortion clinics in several states in the 1990s has been released from prison in Oregon, prompting concern in clinics across the country, according to a published report Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (BREW) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $61,000.
On a per-share basis, the Portland, Oregon-based company said it had net income of less than 1 cent.
The brewer that makes craft beers like Kona, Widmer Brothers and Redhook ...
Maine’s new way of voting to determine US House winner
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Computer-assisted tallying under Maine’s new voting system will be used to determine the winner of the state’s 2nd Congressional District race between Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden.
Neither candidate in the most expensive race in state ...
Oregon keeps sanctuary law, rejects limits to abortion
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon rejected a chance to step to the right on hot-button social issues from abortion limits to immigration policy in an election that also swept incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown to victory.
Brown was reelected after a tight race that kindled GOP hopes of a flip ...