PORTLAND – Three years ago, a 30-year-old mentally ill man fatally shot a California woman as she admired a scenic view on the Oregon Coast, using one of three weapons acquired by his mother from gun dealers. The family of the dead woman, 57-year-old Kirsten Englund, filed a wrongful death lawsuit earlier this year against two gun dealers who sold the firearms and against the killer’s mother, Diane Boyce.
A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man in a hotel in Montana’s largest city early Thursday after the man allegedly turned toward officers while holding a handgun, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said.
A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
An alternate juror arrived at the federal courthouse in Portland on Thursday, allowing deliberations to resume in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants who took over a federal wildlife refuge.
Joseph Tanner, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene and graduated from Lake City High School, was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves. In an instant, Tanner knew he was being attacked by a shark in the chilly waters off the northern Oregon coast and he wondered if he would die.
A judge overseeing the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others accused in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge dismissed a juror Wednesday after his impartiality was questioned by a fellow juror.
Lucia Perillo, an award-winning poet who wielded a fine-edged wit, unflinchingly dissecting mortality in verses that drew upon her suffering from multiple sclerosis, died Oct. 16 at her home in Olympia. She was 58.
A Moscow man convicted of killing three people last year is asking to withdraw his guilty pleas. John Lee, 31, filed a two-page handwritten motion Monday arguing he was “not in the right state of mind” when he entered the pleas.
A two-day, statewide climate summit wrapped up this afternoon after more than 500 people participated at four locations around the state, including Boise State University, Idaho State University and the ...