Woman sentenced for drugging kids so she could tan, work out

A 32-year-old woman who abandoned young children — some just six months old — at her illegal day care in Bend, Oregon, to go tanning and to go do CrossFit has been sentenced to 21 years, four months in prison.January Neatherlin was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in February to

Man sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against him when they refused to sell the 20-year-old a rifle.Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. The

Day care owner admits ditching kids to hit the gym and tan

The owner of an illegal day care center in Oregon who was arrested for ditching seven kids to go to a tanning salon has pleaded guilty – and is now facing a 35-year prison sentence. January Neatherlin, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday to 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and

911 calls reveal horror during fatal mountain climbing disaster

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood — a lot of it. The critically injured climber, later be identified as Miha Sumi, was sprawled with his feet above his head on

Climber falls to his death on Oregon’s tallest peak

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — One climber fell to his death and several others had to be rescued after conditions turned treacherous on Oregon’s tallest peak. Authorities say more than a half-dozen people had been climbing near Mount Hood’s peak when a climber fell about 1,000 feet. Mount Hood, a peak

14 worms found crawling in eye of woman with rare infection

An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon lawmaker resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

An Oregon state senator resigned Thursday after an investigation determined he had harassed multiple women in the Capitol building with prolonged hugging, groping and other unwelcome physical contact. Sen. Jeff Kruse said in a statement he denies the allegations, but is stepping down so his colleagues may focus on

16-year-old pleads not guilty to slaying family

ROSEBURG, Ore. — An Oregon boy accused of killing his sister, foster mother and foster sister last fall has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated murder. Court records show 16-year-old Kevin Adams entered the plea Thursday, and a Douglas County judge scheduled a February 2019 trial date. Adams was

Principal put on leave amid police investigation found dead

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police say the principal of an Oregon charter school who was placed on paid administrative leave amid a police investigation has been found dead. The Springfield Police Department says medics found Michael Fisher dead inside the garage of his home Thursday afternoon after his wife called

Suspect in model’s gruesome murder pleads not guilty

The suspect in the murder of a young model whose dismembered body was found inside luggage in the back of a BMW in Oregon pleaded not guilty Thursday to the accusations. Jeremiah Johnston, 35, appeared before a judge Thursday on charges of murder and first-degree abuse of a corpse

Dismembered model’s body found stuffed in suitcases

The body of a young model was found dismembered and stuffed inside luggage packed in the trunk of a BMW in Oregon — and her suspected killer tried to kill himself before his arrest, according to a report. The unidentified suspect tried slashing his throat and wrists before he

Exotic dancer sentenced for killing rival in strip club brawl

An exotic dancer was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing her rival in a strip club brawl, according to reports. Rinita Linell Lowe, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter for a June 2016 stabbing at Club Skinn in Portland, Oregon, according to Oregon Live. Prosecutors said there

Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video

A fisherman who jumped ship into bone-chilling water to dodge a speeding motorboat has filed a $372,500 lawsuit, alleging the other driver was distracted by his cellphone just before the dramatic crash caught on video. Bryan Maess filed the suit earlier this month against Marlin Lee Larsen, 75, over

Teen kills himself playing Russian roulette

A teen boy died in Oregon while playing Russian roulette early on New Year’s Day, police said. Sherwood Police did not identify the boy, who was found dead in a mobile home by cops and paramedics shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, local channel KOIN reported. “It appears that he brought

Chimps regularly go ape on sanctuary employees, report finds

BEND, Ore. — Employees of a chimpanzee sanctuary in central Oregon were harmed by the animals by way of “amputations, choking, grabbing and biting,” a report by a state workplace safety agency said. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division found 10 safety and policy violations that could result

Atheist cries he’s being ‘assaulted’ by Christmas banner

EUGENE, Ore. — A man has threatened to sue city officials in Eugene, Oregon, because of a Christmas banner that he believes is a violation of the separation of church and state. The banner that stretches above a downtown street advises people to attend church this Christmas and celebrate

Abominable Snowman arrested for drunk driving

Police in Oregon “arrested” Abominable T. Snowman Monday as part of an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season. The operation by the St. Helens Police Department is “a high visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign to crackdown on drunk, drugged and high drivers” between Dec. 15

Santa ‘arrests’ Abominable Snowman for drunk driving

Police in Oregon “arrested” Abominable T. Snowman Monday as part of an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season. The operation by the St. Helens Police Department is “a high visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign to crackdown on drunk, drugged and high drivers” between Dec. 15

Red-suited man on a sled saves deer from middle of frozen pond

SALEM, Ore. — Reindeer are supposed to pull Santa Claus’ sleigh, but in Oregon recently, a red-suited man on a sled wound up pushing a deer. The reverse-reality Christmas-season tale played out when a deer wandered onto a frozen golf course pond in Sunriver, Oregon, on Friday and then

Sex assault backlog puts woman’s year-old case on hold

An Oregon woman filed a report of sexual assault to police nearly a year ago — but a severe backlog has put her rape kit and the detective’s probe on indefinite hold, according to a report. Juliette Simmons of Portland reported to cops in December 2016 that she was

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year

Runaway girl dies in murder-suicide after suspect calls crisis hotline

A runaway teen in Oregon was found dead in a murder-suicide days after the suspect called a crisis line, police said. More On: missing children Lost tot survives night outdoors Father of missing girl changes story after her body is found Father of missing girl sent outside as punishment arrested Body of boy who

Teacher put on leave after allegedly bringing gun to class

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon high school science teacher is on leave after being accused of bringing a gun to class. The Statesman Journal reports that students alerted officials on Friday after saying they saw Sprague High School teacher Richard Johnston with a gun on campus. Lillian Govus, the Salem-Keizer School District

Mother, four children killed by drunk driver in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – Authorities say a mother and her four children were killed in a head-on crash near Salem by a drunken driver who has a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated. The two car crash happened at 4:41 p.m. Sunday when a Land Rover driven by Favian R. Garcia, 27,