PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Lawyers for 11 young children who reportedly suffered sexual abuse at a Salem, Ore., foster home have filed nearly $23 million in lawsuits against the state's Department of Human Services.
The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits represent one of the most sweeping cases brought against the state child-welfare agency over abuse by one foster parent.
An agency spokesman referred questions to the Oregon Department of Justice, which declined comment Monday.
James Earl Mooney was sentenced last year to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of first-degree sodomy. His wife wasn't charged with any wrongdoing. The couple have divorced.
The newspaper says 50 babies and toddlers lived in the foster home from 2007 to 2011.
-- Information from The Oregonian.
All over Salem and parts of Marion County, road conditions were still hazardous Friday night with even the main roads coated with a layer of ice and snow.
A Marion County deputy and the man he was chasing were both wounded by gunfire in a Christmas tree field in Silverton Friday afternoon.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old man with a glass eye for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Oregon City.
The season's first big snow storm hit the region Friday, closing schools and shutting down roads.