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Ex-NFL player shot by homeowner gets probation for burglary

(Information from: KPTV-TV,

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former NFL player who was shot after trespassing onto a homeowner’s multimillion-dollar property in Portland has been sentenced to three years of probation.

KPTV-TV reports that former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was given a deferred jail sentence Monday after pleading no contest to burglary and attempted burglary charges.

Authorities say Wilson was found naked and wounded in a backyard in June after the homeowner shot him in the abdomen.

Wilson was arrested again last month following a disturbance at another Portland home, where police say they found him naked and under the influence of drugs.

Wilson had backed out a plea deal in January. An advocate representing him at the time said the agreement was forced upon him by officials at Multnomah County and state agencies.



Oregon man gets 10 years for fatal DUI crash, hit-and-run

(Information from: Statesman Journal,

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving under the influence of painkillers and narcotics in three separate incidents, including one fatal crash.

The Statesman Journal reported Monday that Daniel James Thompson of Salem was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to manslaughter and hit-and-run charges.

The fatal crash took place in April when Thompson collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Michael Tuel. Tuel died from his injuries at a hospital.

Authorities say Thompson was under the influence of the narcotic Suboxone at the time of the crash and methamphetamines were found in his system.

Court records show he drove with Xanax and morphine in his system one month earlier and crashed his car into a power pole in 2015.



Portland requests $3.2M in federal disaster aid for storms

(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is asking for over $3.2 million in federal disaster aid to cover costs related to the city’s record-setting snow and ice storms in January.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the city gave Multnomah County an initial damage assessment which is used to determine if the city meets a federal threshold for disaster reimbursements.

The assessment showed the Portland Bureau of Transportation spent more than $2.2 million– the most of any bureau–in response to the storms. About $1.6 million of that money went toward removing snow and ice from city streets.

The water bureau spent about $635,000; the fire bureau spent about $151,000 and the parks department spent about $141,000.

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management spokesman Dan Douthit says even if the city is above the threshold, federal aid isn’t guaranteed.



Ex-nurse gets prison time for sexually abusing patients

(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with sexually abusing several patients while working as a nurse at a clinic near Portland has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 38-year-old Alex Woolner was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to several charges, including sexual abuse and attempted kidnapping.

Police say Woolner had inappropriate contact that was sexual in nature with patients at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Beaverton.

He is accused of persuading patients to undergo unnecessary breast and pelvic examinations and accessing medical records to get one of their cellphone numbers.

Two women have filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence.

Woolner had resigned while under investigation and surrendered his nursing license in March 2016.

He didn’t make any statements at his sentencing.



Portland drinking water to come from different source

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland officials say they have begun delivering water to residents from a second source after repeatedly finding trace amounts of cryptosporidium parasite in drinking water.

The Portland Water Bureau said in a news release Monday that while it was not required the bureau has stopped using the Bull Run watershed out of an abundance of caution.

As of Monday, water to the city is coming from the Columbia South Shore Well Field, which officials say meets or surpasses all federal and state drinking water regulations.

The bureau will continue to sample Bull Run for cryptosporidium and gather information.

Water officials said earlier this month that the low levels of cryptosporidium detected didn’t raise immediate alarms for human health.


The Latest: Prosecution shows aerial view of Bundy standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jurors are getting a 2-mile overview of an armed standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014 as trial gets underway for six defendants accused of wielding weapons against federal agents.

An FBI agent told a U.S. District Court jury Monday that people on the ground probably didn’t know he was shooting video from a small plane circling at nearly 12,000 feet above.

The images show people in on foot and on horseback approach armed federal agents and Bureau of Land Management employees near cattle in corals in a dry river wash beneath an Interstate 15 overpass.

Defense attorneys are portraying the defendants as law-abiding citizens spurred by reports of scuffles between federal agents and Bundy family members to protest a government roundup of Bundy cattle.



Rafter drowns in Oregon river

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after a raft overturned in southwest Oregon.

Sgt. Brad O’Dell of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says two men were in the raft Sunday afternoon when it overturned twice in the North Umpqua River.

One man was able to get back into raft both times, but he could not find his partner.

A passing motorist who called 9-1-1 spotted the missing rafter in the water and helped direct the man in the raft toward him.

The rafter eventually reached his partner and pulled him to the riverbank. Efforts by the rafter and paramedics to save the man’s life were unsuccessful.

O’Dell says both rafters had helmets, life jackets and other safety equipment.


Oregon’s Mohawk High School switching from Indian mascot

(Information from: The Register-Guard,

MARCOLA, Ore. (AP) — Mohawk High School in Western Oregon has been known as the Indians since the school was established in the late 1920s.

But that’s about to change.

Marcola School District Superintendent Bill Watkins tells The Register-Guard that a community survey and several town hall-style meetings have prompted the district to adopt a new mascot.

Watkins says 52 percent of those who completed the survey wanted to drop the Indians. Forty-eight percent wanted to keep the name.

The district hopes to choose a new mascot by next month.



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