Inside the Oregon State Police DNA Testing Lab in Clackamas, January 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Thirsty burglar left DNA behind

The thief grabbed a container of OJ from their refrigerator, took a gulp directly from the bottle, and left it in the sink.

A person signs a petition to put a measure on the ballot, January 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

The cost of a voter’s signature

“It’s fairly unusual to get complaints on the initiative process at the local level,” Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown told KOIN 6 News.

Chris Zimmerman is a Beaverton father of three who shuttles his kids from place to place. December 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

A big driver distraction: kids

For every two second a driver takes their eyes off the road, AAA Oregon’s Marie Dodds said, a driver doubles their chances for an accident.

Christopher Kelley is accused of stealing gravestones from the Rebekah Community Cemetery near Dufur, Oregon and placing them in the backyard of his home in Sellwood. (Dec. 2013, PPB)

‘I stole them from a graveyard’

Chris Kelley just moved out of the house he owns in Sellwood and moved into a friend’s house. Kelly’s backyard looks different now than it d…

Tyson Schreiber was 19 when he died in 2012. His mom, Julie (upper right) had a chance meeting with Laura Ericks (lower right) who received Tyson's pancreas and kidney. December 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Donor’s mom meets recipient by chance

One of those honored in the 2014 float from the non-profit Donate Life is a young man from Alsea. This is the story of how he changed many l…