A road near Independence Bridge in Marion County was closed because of high water, Feb. 16, 2014 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

Floods close roads; heavy rain expected

The soaking rains put the Pudding River in Aurora above flood stage Sunday afternoon, and a road near Independence Bridge in Marion County w…

Team Hill's Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers moves the ball against Team Webber's Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz during the Rising Star NBA All Star Challenge Basketball game, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star weekend

Portland’s Damian Lillard was the first person to compete in three All-Star Saturday events, adding that to Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge …

A man signs a document (MGN Online, file)

Oregon closed handwriting analysis unit

The troubled state unit that analyzed handwriting in criminal cases quietly shut down more than a year ago after police discovered two of it…

One man died and 5 more hurt in a crash in Northeast Portland, Feb. 16, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

One killed, 5 hurt in NE Portland crash

One man died and five others hurt after the driver of the car they were in lost control and hit a power pole in Northeast Portland early Sun…

Teachers clean out their belongings at Maplewood School in Southwest Portland, Feb. 15, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Teachers pack for strike; hope remains

More teachers are cleaning out their classrooms in anticipation of a strike on Thursday, and parents helped the teachers in at least one Por…

One of the slides along SR-14 in Washington in the Gorge, Feb. 15, 2014 (WSDOT)

Heavy rains bring more rock slides

Nine unexpected slides on SR-14 has Washington state crews busy while Oregon road crews are still working to clean up the debris from a land…

The PPB car was damaged when a woman did a U-turn into it. The driver was arrested for DUII and other charges, Feb. 15, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Woman U-turns into Portland patrol car

A woman faces multiple charges, including DUII, after making a U-turn and crashing into a Portland police car, and then tried to flee.

Ex-Clackamas County deputy William Floyd Marsh was arrested on drug trafficking charges in Kane County, Illinois, Feb. 13, 2014 (Kane County)

Ex-deputy accused of drug trafficking

A former Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy was arrested in Kane County, Illinois after a traffic stop led to the discovery of 55 pounds of h…

PSU settles service dog lawsuit

Portland State University will pay $161,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming it discriminated against disabled students who have service animals…

Floods overtook Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon, Feb. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Soaking rain, possible flooding in region

A soaking rain is expected to drench the I-5 Corridor on Saturday, bringing as much as 3 inches of rain locally and more in the higher spots…

Christopher A. Tonientino and Whitney Lee Engstrom both shown in jail booking photos after being arrested by the Gresham Police Department.

2 charged in Gresham kidnapping case

Gresham police said the two suspect kidnapped a man they did not know, held him captive and then accessed his bank account to steal money.

Grant High School teachers walk out with their personal belongings as a strike looms in Portland, Feb. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Teachers walk out with personal boxes

Teachers at three Portland schools left their buildings after school on Friday carrying boxes and their personal effects as the threat of a …

Examples of elk hoof rot and lesions from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website, Feb. 14, 2014

Hoof rot kills half of elks in Washington

About half the elk population in areas of southwestern Washington have died because of a hoof disease that researchers have not yet found a …

Dave Dahl, center, is taken into custody to face more charges related to a November 2013 incident. He faces more than a dozen charges, Feb. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Dave Dahl taken into custody in court

Dave Dahl, the founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, was in a Washington County courtroom Friday for a preliminary hearing on previous charges whe…

Gresham police rescued a man who was held captive at this apartment, Feb. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

SWAT rescues captive from Gresham apt

A SWAT unit rescued a man from a Gresham apartment who had been held against his will for days, and police took four people into custody rel…