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Woman and her dog uninjured after falling down 20-foot sinkhole

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A woman fell down a 20-foot sinkhole in her Portland, Ore., backyard after she went looking for her dog, fire officials said.

Hit-and-run convict moved to federal custody for immigration hearing

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A young woman convicted in a fatal hit-and-run in Oregon is in federal custody in Washington, pending possible deportation to Mexico, immigration officials say.

Police: No suspects following shooting at Portland strip club

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two people were critically injured following a shooting at the Mystic Gentleman's Club in southeast Portland, Ore., police said.

USDA suspends Foster Farms poultry plant for cockroaches

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. government suspended operations of a Foster Farms poultry plant in California for an alleged infestation of live cockroaches, officials say.

5-Hour Energy forced to hand over ingredient list

SALEM, Ore., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Oregon Department of Justice Friday filed legal papers to force the makers of 5-Hour Energy drink to hand over data on the drink's ingredients.

Kaine Horman, father of missing Oregon boy, and wife Terri divorce

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The divorce of Kaine Horman, father of an Oregon boy missing since 2010, and Terri Holman has been finalized, court documents show.

10 firefighters, man and teenagers lift 700-pound cow from pool

MCMINNVILLE, Ore., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Ten firefighters, a man and two teenagers lifted a 700-pound cow out of an in-ground pool in McMinnville, Ore., fire officials said.

Portland knitters decorate statues for holidays; sweater stolen

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- One of the first Portland, Ore., statues to be adorned with a holiday sweater has already been stripped of the garment, local knitters said.

Middle school team attends party at Hooters after firing of coach

CORBETT, Ore., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- An Oregon middle school football coach said his end-of-season party for the students at a Hooters restaurant was a success despite widespread criticism.

Oregon cop fired for loading beanbag gun with lethal rounds

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A police officer in Portland, Ore., was fired after he mistakenly loaded a beanbag shotgun with lethal rounds, critically injuring a man, officials say.

Former ecoterrorist to plead guilty firebombings

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman who is an admitted environmental saboteur is scheduled to plead guilty in Portland, Ore., for her role in a firebombing spree, officials say.

Man intentionally drives motor home into bar; no injuries reported

BORING, Ore., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A man intentionally drove his motor home into a tavern in Boring, Ore., as the business was closing down for the night, authorities said.

Romanian princess accused of operating cockfighting ring in Oregon

IRRIGON, Ore., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Police said they charged a Romanian princess and her husband with allegedly staging cockfighting derbies at their ranch near Irrigon, Ore.

Woman returned to U.S. to face 15-year-old drunk-driving charges

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22 (UPI) -- A woman who bragged in a Canadian bar that she killed someone in Oregon while driving drunk will face trial in the United States after 15 years, officials say.

Wildfire destroys 500 acres in central Oregon

PRINEVILLE, Ore., July 17 (UPI) -- Fire officials in Oregon said a fire that has scorched some 500 acres of private land near Prineville is at least 25 percent contained.

Mount Hood scoured for missing climber

PORTLAND, Ore., June 29 (UPI) -- A search was under way Saturday for an Oregon dentist who failed to return from a solo ascent of Mount Hood, with a helicopter scouring his route.

Men cited for stealing bear statue after posting photos on Facebook

MILWAUKIE, Ore., June 23 (UPI) -- Police in Milwaukie, Ore., said they cited two men for allegedly stealing a wooden bear from a bar after they posted photos of it on Facebook.
Thousands of bumblebees die in Oregon following pesticide spraying

Thousands of bumblebees die in Oregon following pesticide spraying

PORTLAND, Ore., June 21 (UPI) -- An estimated 25,000 bumblebees have been found dead in an Oregon parking lot and preliminary investigations suggest pesticides may be to blame, officials say.

Autopsies set for three Oregonians found dead in house fires

PORTLAND, Ore., June 17 (UPI) -- Autopsies are scheduled Tuesday for three people whose bodies were found in house fires in rural Coos County during the weekend, Oregon authorities say.

Wheat discovery reignites modified foods debate

PORTLAND, Ore., June 1 (UPI) -- Researchers in Oregon said they've found genetically modified wheat in fields where the grain was supposed to have been removed 12 years ago.

Oregon man claims FBI present at his torture in UAE

PORTLAND, Ore., May 31 (UPI) -- A former Oregon businessman is suing the U.S. government and two FBI agents he says had him tortured in the Middle East after he refused to become an informant.

Judge sanctions Ore. transit agency for withholding lawsuit documents

PORTLAND, Ore., May 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. district judge fined an Oregon transit agency for failing to produce documents related to the deaths of two pedestrians killed by a bus in 2010.

Proposed U.S. Northwest coal export project scrapped

SALEM, Ore., May 10 (UPI) -- Kinder Morgan has shelved its plans for a $200 million coal export terminal on the Columbia River in northern Oregon that would have exported up to 30 million tons of American coal to Asia each year.
Margaret Groening, who inspired cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies

Margaret Groening, who inspired cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies

PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Margaret Groening, who married one cartoonist, gave birth to another and inspired the cartoon character Marge Simpson, has died in Oregon. She was 94.
Activists call for Nike to cut ties to Daewoo

Activists call for Nike to cut ties to Daewoo

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, April 17 (UPI) -- Human rights activists from Uzbekistan Wednesday posted a letter online that calls for Nike to sever ties with material supplier Daewoo International.
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