Trent Fallica of the City of Boulder Traffic Signal Department, checks on an electrical box next to a raging creek during the flood in North Boulder, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns. Boulder County was hit hardest, but flooding was reported all along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to north of Fort Collins. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Paul Aiken)

3 dead in Colo. flash floods

Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides, cutting off towns and forcing the University…

A high school student in class (File photo)

Wash. charter school plan kicks off

On Wednesday in Yakima, the board unanimously approved the Spokane School District’s bid to become the state’s first charter school authoriz…

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Ag concerns alter mosquito spraying

Complaints from cranberry growers concerned about pesticides tainting their crops have prompted Coos County commissioners to change their pl…

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Crematorium fires up in NE Portland

Neighbors say the crematorium burns two to three times a day — six days a week. It’s noisy, it smells, and the smoke pours out of a smokest…

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Truck hits bus, driver runs off with beer

Witnesses at the scene said the truck driver ran a stop sign — and T-boned the bus at NW 9th Avenue and Everett Street. At least one witnes…

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Man pleads guilty to punching cat

A 20-year-old Southeast Portland man accused of punching a cat appeared in court Wednesday on a charge of aggravated animal abuse and a rela…

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When should kids have to walk to school?

When an unexpected group of students showed up to take the bus to Clackamas High School last week, the driver made a decision: anyone living…

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Pacific Power vs. tree into house

As stormy weather tore through the Portland area Thursday night — causing lightning strikes and power outages — one Northeast Portland hom…

This home on N. Interstate Avenue has been vacant on and off for about 13 years, Sept. 10, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Owner: Graffiti house going, apts coming

Though the property owner of a house covered in graffiti, littered with trash and suspected as a haven for drug users said it will be torn d…

Lt. Ray Butler of the Battle Ground Police Department, Sept. 11, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Teen arrested in Battle Ground 9/11 threat

A 13-year-old Chief Umtuch Middle School student has been arrested in connection with “threats” that prompted the closure of six schools in …