PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader in Milwaukie in the 1970s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit accusing the Scouts and its local branch, Cascade Pacific Council, of negligence, fraud, sexual battery of a child and intentional infliction of emotional distress was filed Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A grand jury has found that a Portland officer was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in February. Portland Police said in a news release the grand jury determined that Officer Andrew Hearst was justified in shooting Quanice Hayes three times after police say Hayes reached for his waistband instead of following officer's order to put his hands up. Hearst has been with the Police Bureau for seven years and remains on paid leave.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leading supplier of freeze-dried foods for the United States military is expanding its operations with a facility in Monroe County. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that Oregon-based OFD Foods, LLC will build a 50,000-square-foot plant in Henrietta that will create 30 full-time jobs.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Amazon is proposing to build a third complex west of Hermiston consisting of four additional data centers. The East Oregonian reports that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant recently bought 120 acres of land next to the Hermiston Generating Plant.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. The Mail Tribune reports that Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit Thursday contending his professional reputation has been damaged.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Health has opened an investigation into the case of a 4-year-old southwest Washington boy who died after a dental procedure. KGW-TV reported Friday the health department has 170 days to complete the investigation.
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. Judge James Robart entered his ruling Thursday, one day after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked Trump's new executive order that would've suspended new visas for people from six mostly Muslim countries and halted the U.S. refugee program.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against the lawyer for the leader of the armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge. U.S. marshals tackled Marcus Mumford and zapped him with a stun gun as he argued with a judge last fall over releasing his client, Ammon Bundy, shortly after his acquittal. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the judge on Wednesday carried out a request from prosecutors.
MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a dozen hikers from Texas were rescued in the Multnomah Falls area after they became lost and stuck across a snow hazard. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says deputies and other rescue personnel were dispatched Tuesday afternoon to search after receiving location data from a hiker's cell phone that placed them 1.2 miles up the Multnomah Falls Trail.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say Amtrak services have been temporarily disrupted between Vancouver and Kelso because of a landslide. Amtrak said in a news release Monday that BNSF Railway, which owns the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium on all rail traffic in the area until Wednesday.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the search for a 57-year-old man who went missing on Tuesday while skiing on Mt. Hood has become a recovery effort. Sgt. Pete Hughes with the Hood River Sheriff's Office told television station KEZI that after consulting with a doctor, authorities believe Steve Leavitt has not survived.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Fire crews slipped an oxygen mask over the face of a 20-pound iguana after rescuing the creature from a house fire in Oregon. Pendleton Fire officials tell the East Oregonian that only an adult human and the reptile were home at the time of the fire on Friday. The person was unharmed. A spokesman says crews removed the iguana from the heavily damaged home and gave it oxygen.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown says her new adviser, a recently-retired state lawmaker, cannot lobby lawmakers after all. This comes after a Eugene newspaper said new adviser Peter Buckley's work in the Legislature could be hamstrung by a 2007 ethics law that Brown chiefly sponsored.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A medical episode involving a defendant with a history of health problems briefly interrupted the Las Vegas trial of six men accused of wielding guns during a 2014 armed standoff between followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents. Trial was suspended for two hours, but reconvened Thursday with Gregory Burleson back in the courtroom. The judge said medics checked the 53-year-old Burleson in custody and reported that he may have been dehydrated.
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Police say they have a juvenile boy in custody in connection with a shooting that left a woman dead and a man injured southeast of Portland. McMinnville Police said in a news release that officers responded to a shooting call at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday and found the woman, who was dead at the scene, and the injured man on the 400 block of NE Oregon Street.