- Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months.
- Salem man charged with sexually boy over 10-year span Updated: May-05-15 11:47 am
SALEM, Oregon - A Salem man has been accused of sexually abusing a boy over a decade-long span that ended last year.
- Youth pastor gets more than 33 years for assaulting girl Updated: May-05-15 3:58 am
SALEM, Oregon - A former youth pastor in an unincorporated community north of Salem has been sentenced to 33 years and four months in prison after being convicted of repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 16.
- Driver cited after car hits bus carrying disabled passengers Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Police in Salem, Oregon, say a 24-year-old driver has been cited after his Toyota crossed the center line and collided with a bus carrying disabled passengers.
- Cylvia Hayes public records case goes before Salem judge Updated: May-01-15 8:23 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A lawyer for the Oregonian newspaper asked a Salem judge on Friday to dismiss several of the legal claims made by former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes in her bid to keep emails from her personal accounts out of the public eye.
- Dispute over Bend campus site goes to state land use board Updated: May-01-15 5:52 pm
SALEM, Oregon - An attorney for the group challenging the site of the proposed OSU-Cascades campus on Bend's west side says the university is hiding its true intention of developing 56 acres of land to avoid a costly master plan.
- Oregon State treats horse; Marion County stable quarantined Updated: May-01-15 3:10 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The state has quarantined a stable with 20 horses in Marion County after one was hospitalized with a serious viral disease.
- Oregon: White powder at prison mail room not hazardous Updated: Apr-29-15 10:07 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Corrections Department says a white powdery substance found in an envelope at the state penitentiary mail room in Salem was not hazardous.
- Sheriff: Teen dead after Oregon longboard accident Updated: Apr-28-15 12:26 am
SALEM, Oregon - A Polk County, Oregon, sheriff's spokesman says an 18-year-old boy has died after falling backward and hitting his head as he fell from his longboard.
- Police identify armed man killed by police after standoff Updated: Apr-25-15 6:49 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Authorities have identified the gunman who was killed Friday after a seven-hour standoff with police, when he barricaded himself inside a converted bus near a Salem Wal-Mart and shot at officers.
- Salem man gets life in prison for role in Silverton murder Updated: Apr-24-15 8:29 am
SALEM, Oregon - A 24-year-old Salem man will spend life in prison with the possibility of parole for his role in the murder of a Silverton man in 2013.
- Oregon committee OKs more background checks on firearm sales Updated: Apr-23-15 7:10 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Despite several attempts by Oregon Republican lawmakers Thursday to derail legislation expanding background checks on gun sales, the proposal will be getting a full House vote.
- Missouri House roll call vote on medical malpractice caps Updated: Apr-22-15 12:12 am
The 125-27 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages an individual could get in medical malpractice lawsuits and raise caps on wrongful death cases.
- Missouri House roll call vote on unemployment benefit cuts Updated: Apr-21-15 2:09 pm
The 88-68 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would cut the number of weeks a person could receive unemployment insurance benefits.
- Willamette River sternwheeler vessel undergoing repairs Updated: Apr-20-15 7:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A sternwheeler paddleboat that plies the Willamette River in the Salem area will be out of the water a while longer for repairs required after a federal inspection.
- Reform school stories: Not much change in 124 years Updated: Apr-20-15 1:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Charles was 10 when he went to the Oregon State Reform School - today known as MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. He was the right age for fourth or fifth grade, just a little guy, outgrowing his jeans every five weeks.
- Salem man accused in baseball bat attack enters plea Updated: Apr-18-15 7:38 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A Salem man accused of assaulting a young woman with a baseball bat has pleaded no contest to charges of attempted murder and second-degree assault.
- Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats Updated: Apr-18-15 5:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
- Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage Updated: Apr-17-15 2:20 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.
- Missouri House roll call vote on cutting welfare benefits Updated: Apr-16-15 5:33 pm
The 111-36 roll call by which the Missouri House voted Thursday to pass legislation limiting the amount of time that people can receive welfare benefits.
- Weather Service estimates Eugene tornado winds at 65-85 mph Updated: Apr-15-15 10:19 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The National Weather Service in Portland has assessed a small tornado that damaged four vehicles in Eugene as one that probably packed winds of 65 to 85 miles per hour.
- Retired teacher sentenced to prison for sex abuse Updated: Apr-15-15 11:05 am
SALEM, Oregon - A retired middle school teacher found guilty of sexual abuse has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
- Woman accused of fracturing online boyfriend's skull Updated: Apr-13-15 8:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who traveled across the country to live with a woman he met online was struck in the skull with a baseball bat shortly after he arrived, authorities said Monday.
- Senate votes to require cable barriers on interstate medians Updated: Apr-13-15 2:46 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate has voted to require cable barriers between opposing traffic lanes on interstate highways.
- Lawmakers, counties spar over public safety spending Updated: Apr-11-15 1:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Short on money and faced with the prospect of building expensive new prisons, Oregon lawmakers made a politically fractious decision two years ago.