File - In this Oct. 2, 2009, file photo, a dead almond crop is seen in California's Westland Water District in Fresno, Calif. NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. California's relationship with NASA began shortly after the dry year of 2009, when officials sought answers to problems exacerbated by the lack of rain and snow, such as the sinking land. (AP Photo/Russel A. Daniels, File)

NASA turns research to California drought

FRESNO, California (AP) — NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials a…

Blazers forward Nicolas Batum pulls in a loose ball under the net as Nuggets forwards Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried look on with center Timofey Mozgov in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lillard lifts Portland over Denver

Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the Blazers’ win over the Nuggets Tuesda…

A tree fell into wires and onto a MAX train, delaying the Blue Line for hours on Feb. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Tree hits wires, delayed MAX Blue Line

A tree fell into overhead wires and onto a MAX train late Tuesday afternoon, damaging the train and causing delays along the MAX Blue Line t…

Ashley Marie Adams, Whitney Lee Engstrom, Christopher Aaron Tolentino, Christopher Dante Andrews and James Dayton Cox are all shown in jail booking photos (Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Five indicted in Gresham kidnapping

Gresham police said the 34-year-old victim was blindfolded and held captive for several days so the suspects could terrorize him and steal h…

Vose Elementary in Beaverton, Feb. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Beaverton proposes $680m schools bond

Beaverton voters will decide in May whether OK a $680 million bond measure to tear down, rebuild and renovate a number of schools in the dis…

PPB Sgt. Greg Stewart, Feb. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Audit: Improve PPB sex crime handling

In a follow-up to its 2007 report, the city auditor’s office revealed mixed results for the way the Portland Police Bureau handles sex crime…

Two of the goats on the Leinwebers property in Longview, Feb. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Teen held in Longview goat mutilation

A teenage boy could face burglary and animal cruelty charges for what Cowlitz County Animal Control said was one of the most gruesome animal…

Trader Joe's in Portland (KOIN 6 News, file)

Contractor to Trader Joe’s: reconsider

The contractor who got shut out of a chance to build the Trader Joe’s in Northeast Portland is now leading the effort to revive the project.

Vose Elementary in Beaverton was briefly on a lock-in, Feb. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Inside a Beaverton school lock-in

The security plan at Vose Elementary in Beaverton worked perfectly during a police search of the area near the school Tuesday, said the dist…