19, Aug 2014 - Multnomah, OR 2 US teens plead guilty in swastika torture case
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) Two of four U.S. teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to several years in youth prison.Jess...
17, Aug 2014 - Multnomah, OR Man known as con artist now jailed in Oregon
OREGON CITY, Ore. — A 74-year-old man known as a notorious conman who was arrested in Chicago trying to pull off a gold coin scam is now jailed in Oregon with bail set at $1 million.
17, Aug 2014 - Multnomah, OR Obamacare helps keep parolees in treatment
New health care funds give county a crime-fighting tool Three out of four Oregonians on probation or parole after criminal convictions are addicted to alcohol or drugs. About one in three prison inmates were under the influence of drugs when they committed their offenses, according to a federal report. ...
16, Aug 2014 - Three U.S. states sue 5-Hour Energy drink over advertising
Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy on Thursday for allegedly deceptive and misleading advertising, and said similar suits will follow in other states in the coming weeks. The Oregon lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the makers of the caffeine-charged beverage, Michigan-based manufacturer Living Essentials and its parent company Innovation ...
04, Apr 2014 - Multnomah, OR OHSU employee gets 2-year sentence for fraud
Prosecutors say Dean Westwood came up with a scheme to steal more than $81,000 from Oregon taxpayers.
03, Apr 2014 - Mult. Co. sides with couples suing over same-sex marriage ban
PORTLAND -- Multnomah County has sided with two Oregon couples who are suing the state to overturn a constitutional same-sex marriage ban. Couples Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson, along with Robert Duehmig and William Griesar, are suing Multnomah County, Governor Kitzhaber and state officers, asserting that a ban on same-sex marriage violates their civil rights. More: US judge strikes down ...
03, Apr 2014 - Multnomah County Ready to Marry Same-Sex Couples When Court Rules
Multnomah County will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as a federal court judge determines Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, county attorney Jenny Madkour wrote today in a response to a lawsuit filed against county and state officials. " Current Oregon law discriminates against same-sex couples seeking to marry," Madkour wrote. "The guarantees ...
01, Apr 2014 - Multnomah, OR DHS worker sentenced to house arrest for theft
An Oregon Department of Human Services worker was sentenced Monday for stealing welfare benefits.