People attended a public hearing on a water rate increase in Portland, March 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Taxpayers sound off at water rate forum

A public forum gave taxpayers a chance to sound off about their concerns about water rates and a 5% rate hike that may soon be on the bills …

A power surge is the likely cause of what was reported as explosions at Good Samaritan Hospital in Northwest Portland, March 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Power restored at Good Samaritan

Power was restored to the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center around 3 p.m. Thursday after a major failure of a PGE power switch Wednesday …

Brandon Stavenjord in an undated photo from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, released on March 19, 2014

Felon on parole eludes Clackamas SWAT

Hours after a standoff between a Clackamas County SWAT unit and wanted felon began, authorities ended their presence at the house they thoug…

A railroad crossing gate closed -- with no train coming - and fell on top of this car traveling on Highway 30, March 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Railroad knew about faulty crossing gate

A faulty railroad crossing arm caused a serious accident on Monday in Columbia City, and now, KOIN 6 News learned the railroad company knew …

Crystal Ann is Wednesday's Child for March 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Wednesday’s Child: Crystal Ann

Crystal Ann is 15, loves reading and writing and has already written 170 pages of a book she hopes to publish. But mostly she wants to be a …