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NEWPORT, Ore | Defendant lunges for officer’s gun in Oregon courtroom

NEWPORT, Ore — Video shows a dramatic Oregon courtroom scuffle in which a defendant lunges for a police officer’s gun. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday. In the video, Lemmon stands up and grabs for a gun worn by a Newport police … Continue reading NEWPORT, Ore | Defendant lunges for officer’s gun in Oregon courtroom

PORTLAND, Ore | Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams is in jail Sunday. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

REDMOND, Ore | House seeker hopes ‘blue wave’ floods a conservative corner

REDMOND, Ore.— One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn’t see it as hostile territory. Buoyed by electoral wins by a couple of Democrats elsewhere in Trump territory, candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner is undaunted, traveling the district — that’s as … Continue reading REDMOND, Ore | House seeker hopes ‘blue wave’ floods a conservative corner

PORTLAND, Ore. | Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — The only remaining doctor in Oregon’s only heart transplant program has resigned, leaving the state with no medical facilities that can perform the life-saving procedure. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Thursday that Oregon Health & Science University will transfer the 20 patients on its waiting list to other transplant centers. The Portland hospital notified … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital

PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND, Ore — An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita was charged with making false statements and obstruction of justice after telling … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

PORTLAND, Ore — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints about pay and bad managers … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

PORTLAND, Ore. | Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.— Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters. Just before 2 p.m., police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks and bottles at officers. “Get out of … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon