Oregon priest guilty of sex abuse

WOODBURN, Ore., April 2 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest in Oregon pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in August and faces more than six years in prison, prosecutors said.

Priest in 1980s pedophilia scandal dies

PORTLAND, Ore., March 28 (UPI) -- A former Roman Catholic priest convicted in a child-molestation scandal in Oregon died at the age of 87, the Portland archdiocese said this week.

Tsunami debris possible species threat

PORTLAND, Ore., March 8 (UPI) -- Researchers say determining if marine species reaching the U.S. Northwest on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami are an ecological threat will be difficult.

Girl burned after hand sanitizer fire

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Fire officials suspect hand sanitizer vapors and static electricity are to blame for a fire that badly burned an Oregon girl already hospitalized for cancer.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 124

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A strain of salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken by health officials has sickened at least 124 people in 12 states, federal officials said.

Bullied gay teen who hanged himself dies

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- An openly gay 15-year-old Oregon boy who had been bullied died at a Portland hospital two weeks after hanging himself, officials said.

Mohamud's lawyers to appeal conviction

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Mohamed Mohamud's lawyers said they will likely appeal his terrorism conviction in Oregon by targeting the alleged violation of his constitutional rights.

Bomb plot case in hands of jurors

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Jurors have begun deciding the fate of a man accused of trying to set off a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore.

Parents of alleged U.S. terrorist testify

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The parents of a man accused of trying to set off a bomb in Portland, Ore., said they spoke to the FBI because they feared for their son if he went to Somalia.

Helfrich named Oregon head coach

EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- University of Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is the Ducks' new head football coach, the school announced Sunday.

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Woman drops suit against Bieber

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman who sued pop star Justin Bieber after receiving permanent ear damage at one of his concerts has dropped the lawsuit, court documents indicate.

Oregon bus crash killed 9, injured 36

PENDLETON, Ore., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Icy conditions may have contributed to a bus skidding down a 100-foot embankment, crashing, killing nine people and injuring 36, Oregon State Police said.

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9 dead in Oregon bus crash

PENDLETON, Ore., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Canadian charter bus careened off an icy highway in Oregon and crashed Sunday, killing nine people and injuring at several others, state police said.

Portland, Ore., moving to add fluoride

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An anti-fluoride group said it would seek a referendum after the Portland City Council voted to add the cavity-fighting chemical to the Oregon city's water.

Lawsuit: Plane noise caused hearing loss

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An Oregon man's lawsuit against Delta Airlines claims he suffered permanent hearing loss as a result of a loud noise during a flight.
Occupy protesters heckle Wis. governor

Occupy protesters heckle Wis. governor

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- About 60 people led by anti-Wall Street protesters heckled Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during a speech in Chicago Thursday.

Democrats seek investigation of Thomas

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Some House Democrats want an investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for not reporting $1.6 million his wife earned from a conservative group.

Bereaved targeted for extortion, cops say

PORTLAND, Ore., July 9 (UPI) -- An Oregon trucker who allegedly targeted bereaved families for extortion was charged with kidnapping a deceased man's daughter-in-law, authorities said.

Surfer's arm severed in boat collision

PACIFIC CITY, Ore., July 9 (UPI) -- Doctors say they won't know for several weeks if an Oregon surfer will regain use of the arm they reattached after he was run over by a boat.

Climber survives 100-foot mountain fall

PORTLAND, Ore., July 7 (UPI) -- Rescuers said a South Carolina man is recovering after falling about 100 feet down the side of Mount Hood in Oregon.

'Laramie Project' producer sues school

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 2 (UPI) -- A ex-high school teacher is seeking damages from an Oregon school district, saying he was forced to quit because he tried to stage a controversial play.

Lumber train derails in Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 26 (UPI) -- As many as 37 freight train cars believed loaded with lumber derailed in Portland, Ore., Thursday near the Interstate 84 and the I-205 interchange.

Man jailed an hour after being freed

SALEM, Ore., June 20 (UPI) -- An Oregon man was arrested for allegedly meddling with the water supply of the Marion County jail an hour after he was released from the it, police said.
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