A broken rear window on a 2001 Mazda Tribute. On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, a teacher walking through the parking lot of Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore., heard a "loud pop" and then saw a broken window on this SUV. He assumed that the vehicle had been shot out, which prompted a school lock down. Investigators later determined that the window had shattered accidentally. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Aloha HS placed on lockdown

A teacher mistook a what appears to have been an SUV’s shattering window for a gunshot.

9-22-13-foster mom

Hardest part of fostering pets: Goodbye

This is the life of a foster-caregiver: You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you t…

9-17-13-Kelso Church 2

Vandals target SW Washington churches

Kelso Christian Assembly also hosts youth cheer-leading camp. “When Monday rolled around, the gym had been ransacked,” said the cheer coach.…

Community aids victims of 5-alarm fire

A “Five Alarm Rib Fundraiser” is planned for 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at EaT Oyster Bar on N. Williams in Portland.

Bag of marijuana, pot generic

Pot still not OK on Wash. federal land

An Associated Press analysis of federal court data shows that at least 27,700 people have been cited for having pot on federal land since 20…

Electronic Cigarettes

Ore. lawmakers debate e-cigarette taxes

There are currently no taxes on electronic cigarettes, the state Department of Revenue told House and Senate committees Tuesday. But that so…

Insanity defense in Pendleton killing

Lukah Chang, also known as Danny Wu, also faces an attempted murder charge in connection with last month’s beating of a woman on a jogging p…