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  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:48 am
  • EUGENE, Oregon - Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:07 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 2:28 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.

  • Portland woman reports theft of chicken flock 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:22 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A north Portland woman who has kept backyard chickens for 10 years knows there's some attrition. She's lost chickens to dogs and raccoons. This time, the muddy footprints tell her she's dealing with a two-legged chicken rustler - who took her entire flock.

  • Ore. geologists offer expanded landslide database 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:01 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon geologists say they've released a new, expanded statewide database of landslide locations.

  • Police: 3 in Eugene hit by darts from passing SUV 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:44 pm
  • EUGENE, Oregon - Police in Eugene, Oregon, say three people have been hit by 4-inch darts shot from a dark-colored SUV in separate attacks this month.

  • Portland city worker charged in auto-theft scheme 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:59 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police arrested a city worker accused of taking part in an auto-theft scheme.

  • Burst water main floods downtown Corvallis streets 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:47 pm
  • CORVALLIS, Oregon - When a water main broke in downtown Corvallis, office workers saw the pavement heave and thought they were in an earthquake.

  • David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:13 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.

  • 3 arrested after 5-hour chase in Klamath County 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:00 pm
  • KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Three suspects are in custody after a robbery and a five-hour chase around Klamath County.

  • Bar to take up ethics complaint against DA 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:37 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A man whose murder conviction was tossed out on appeal alleges that Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill acted unethically in his 2009 trial by arranging a secret signal with a witness, who was to let the prosecutor know if she could identify the shooter in court.

  • 2-year-old gets meth; parents accused of neglect 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:25 pm
  • ROSEBURG, Oregon - Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system.

  • Oregon fight instructor serves time, gets deported 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:01 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal authorities say a mixed martial arts fighter and instructor convicted in Clackamas County of attempted child sexual abuse has been deported.

  • Bend priest leaves Catholic Church to start anew 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:08 am
  • BEND, Oregon - A priest who was removed as pastor of a Bend church is resigning from the Roman Catholic Church to start a new parish affiliated with the Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest.

  • Police make arrest in 1995 Portland homicide 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:49 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Police say cold case detectives arrested a 48-year-old man Tuesday in the 1995 slaying of a man as he slept at his home in Portland.

  • New sex abuse lawsuit against Portland Archdiocese 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:01 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Another lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland by a man who says he was one of dozens of boys sexually abused by a priest in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Syringe threat in Portland ice cream shop robbery 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:40 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Police say a skinny robber wearing bright colors and brandishing a syringe he claimed was "full of AIDS" robbed an ice cream shop Tuesday night in downtown Portland.

  • Lawsuit: 'abnormally dangerous' duck attacked 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:28 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon duck accused of having "abnormally dangerous propensities" finds itself at the center of a lawsuit that seeks $275,000 in damages.

  • Reward in fawn death now $5,500 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:49 pm
  • ROSEBURG, Oregon - The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division says the reward for information that helps solve the shooting of a fawn last month near Roseburg has grown to $5,500.

  • Medford schools saved $725,000 during strike 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • MEDFORD, Oregon - The Medford School District says it saved $725,000 while teachers were on strike for 11 workdays in February.

  • Nearly 60 cats rescued from Ore. apartment 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:53 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Humane Society says nearly 60 cats and kittens that had been living in a Newberg, Oregon, apartment have been rescued and taken to the society's shelter in Portland.

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:26 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops.

  • Charge against Rockets F Terrence Jones dropped 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:08 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones has agreed to pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless in exchange for having a misdemeanor harassment charge dismissed.

  • Mass honey bee die-off in Sherwood, Ore. 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:07 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the thousands of honey bees found dead along Highway 99 in Sherwood may have been hit by cars.

  • Woman indicted in campsite slaying 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:53 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A Southern Oregon woman has been indicted on a charge of murder in the slaying of a man whose body was found at a remote campsite.