Alex Buczynski died Feb. 10 from a heroin overdose. He was 22. (Courtesy: Buczynski family)

Would-be firefighter dies from heroin

The 22-year-old West Salem resident died February 10 from a heroin overdose. For years he battled drug addiction, a problem he hid from his …

Amanda Macready-Santos in an undated photo released by PPB, March 4, 2014

Missing Portland teen found safe

A Portland teen with a medical condition who had not been seen since 10 a.m. Monday in the South Tabor neighborhood was found safely Tuesday…

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Peter Leslie Smith, 55, as auxiliary bishop of the Portland Archdiocese, March 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

New Portland bishop criticized by SNAP

Msgr. Peter Leslie Smith was appointed by the Pope, only the third such appointment of an auxiliary bishop in the 168-year history of the Po…

FILE - A customer heads to the RadioShack store Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Midvale, Utah. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores

The closures represent just the latest setback for RadioShack, which has been struggling to update its image and compete with the rise of on…

Blazers guard Wesley Matthews passes the ball out as Lakers guard Jodie Meeks defends in Portland, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Blazers rally but fall to Lakers

Pau Gasol scored 22 points and the Lakers won their second straight, snapping the Blazers’ five-game winning streak.

Multnomah County commission candidate Jim Francesconi, March 3, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Francesconi wants bridge users to pay

Commission candidate Jim Francesconi said he would start by creating a regional bridge authority with the power to collect from people livin…

Grace Sabots, 27, of Portland is missing after her car was found in N. California, March 2, 2014 (Undated photo released by authorities)

CA search continues for Portland woman

Police in California continue to search for a 27-year-old Portland woman whose car was found on SR-96 near the Oregon-California border.

Students in a Portland school (file)

School board OKs new teacher deal

The Portland Public Schools board voted and passed the new contract with the teachers Monday night, officially ending the threat of a strike…