A tow truck driver (left) ranted at a property owner for more than 2 minutes in an expletive-laden screaming match caught on tape and posted to Facebook, Sept. 14, 2013 (Courtesy to KOIN 6 News)

Tow truck driver’s rant caught on tape

A tow truck driver was fired after he cursed a property owner for more than 2 minutes — and the video was posted to Facebook. Now the owner…

A man wearing a hockey mask tied up one person and threatened to explode a bomb while he robbed the Quality Inn in Woodland, Sept. 14, 2013 (Woodland Police Department)

Same MO: Man in hockey mask robs hotel

A man wearing a hockey-mask pulled a gun on a hotel clerk in the early hours of Saturday, the same method used in a similar robbery on Thurs…

A gavel is shown in a U.S. courtroom (MGN online)

Court affirms prosecutors discretion

A pair of Oregon Supreme Court decisions handed down this week has reaffirmed broad prosecutorial authority when the state decides how to ch…

Oregon Republican chairman Art Robinson in an undated photo (AP Photo/The News-Review, Nicholas Johnson, file)

Ore. GOP chair: Please send your urine

It’s not uncommon for politicians to request campaign donations. But Oregon’s Republican chairman is asking for people’s urine.

FILE - The University of Oregon campus in Eugene. June 21, 2013. (University of Oregon)

OR university classified workers OK strike

Bargainers haven’t reached an agreement on a two-year contract for classified workers at Oregon’s public universities, and the union has aut…

Three incidents of vandalism have grown increasingly worse at Orchards Elementary in Vancouver, Sept. 13, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Mutilated cat found at Vancouver school

The carcass of a gutted and mutilated cat was discovered by teachers before school began Friday at Orchards Elementary School in Vancouver.

Billy Lee Rodriguez, Sept. 13, 2013 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

Man held for pickup, wheelchair theft

A 43-year-old Woodburn man was arrested after a traffic stop for allegedly stealing a man’s pickup truck and motorized wheelchair earlier in…

Eddie Lopez, 23, and Lorenzo Lopez-Gordillo, 22 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

Brothers held in Salem murder

Two brothers are in custody for a homicide at a Salem apartment complex September 7 that left a 23-year-old man dead.

The Central Catholic Rams in their pre-game warm-ups at Lake Oswego, Sept. 13, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Ellen Hansen)

Blitz games: Sept. 13, 2013

The KOIN 6 Blitz Game of the Week featured a matchup between the new No. 1 high school football team on the road against a tough opponent.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as seen Sept. 5, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

Providence officials checking OT pay

Providence St. Vincent officials said Friday they are now checking the accuracy of overtime payments at every department where they work.

Andrew Frank Laviguer, Sept. 9, 2013 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Man implicated in bank, motel robberies

The man arrested for robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in the Pearl District is also the primary suspect in five other robberies throughout …

A rendering of the new Daimler headquarters to be built on Swan Island, Sept. 13, 2013 (Courtesy to KOIN 6 News)

Daimler to build new HQ on Swan Island

Daimler Trucks North America will expand its Portland headquarters after state and city officials offered nearly $20 million in incentives.

Martin Luther King Elementary in Vancouver, Washington, Sept. 13, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Gabe Austin)

Boy,6, finds syringe in Vancouver school

Vancouver school officials are reviewing their protocols after a 6-year-old student at Martin Luther King Elementary found a syringe in a he…

Wash County may hike registration fees

Drivers in Washington County could end up paying more than anyone else in the state of Oregon in vehicle registration fees under a proposal …