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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Judge delays bail decision in Oregon train attack case

A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Suspect arrested after fatal shooting in Portland suburb

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the Portland, Oregon suburb of Oak Grove on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Police: Bodies in Portland park are missing teen, man

Two bodies found in a forested park in Portland have been identified as a missing 15-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man who was the subject of a sexual abuse investigation …

Report: Ex-Portland mayor violated protocol in police chief shooting debacle

The former mayor of Portland ignored protocol for police-involved shootings last year when then-Chief Larry O’Dea shot a friend on a Harney County camping trip.

Few people get prison time after series of 2016 protests

More than half of the 200 people arrested during protests after last year’s presidential elections were not prosecuted, and many cases were dismissed altogether, Portland officials said.

Ex-Portland mayor’s assistant alleges sexual harassment

The executive assistant of former Portland Mayor Sam Adams has accused him of engaging in unwanted sexual behavior and says that staffers adopted a “code of silence and complicity” that …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Attorney: ‘Staggering’ number of Boy Scouts were abused in Portland area

Three former Boy Scouts sued the Boy Scouts of America and its Portland-area chapter for $21 million Wednesday, alleging it hired a known pedophile who then sexually abused them in …

Sticker saying ‘The KKK Wants You’ found in Portland school

A Portland student says he found a sticker in one of his school’s bathrooms that reads, “The KKK Wants You.”

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Department director retires amid systemic racism allegations

The director of a Portland area health department retired weeks after she directed a manager who is black to step down, which resulted in allegations of systemic racism in the …

Oregon man jailed 7-plus years for assault, baby’s injuries

An Oregon man accused of throwing down his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old – causing the boy to spend a month in the hospital – has been sentenced to more than seven years …

Body of hiker who fell from cliff recovered on Oregon beach

Police say the body of a hiker who fell from an Oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore.

Inmate becomes fifth man to ‘unexpectedly’ die at prison

A 23-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died suddenly, becoming the fifth unanticipated death at the state prison this year.

Man gets 30 days for biting girl during Green Day concert

A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on the right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Outside View: Gorge fire is cause for mourning

Beloved hiking trails, forests, meadows and scenic areas are engulfed in flames, leaving those who long have been inspired by the region to wonder what will remain once the damage …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-Ohio State will tip at 9 p.m. in PK80 nightcap

GU and Ohio State will meet at 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on ESPN2 in the nightcap of four games in the Motion bracket.

Gunfire leaves 30 bullet holes in Portland house

Gang enforcement officers are investigating early morning gunfire that left a northeast Portland home with roughly 30 bullet strikes.

Hoverboard causes fire in Portland home, family escapes

Authorities say a Portland family escaped their house after a hoverboard caused a fire.

Hillary Clinton to speak in Portland to promote book

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Portland to promote her new book, “What Happened.”

Portland police arrest man after stabbing, shootings, crash

Portland police arrested a 20-year-old man following a spree of violence that sent nine people to the hospital.

Portland TriMet wants to extend ban policy in wake of transit crimes

Oregon’s Portland-area transportation agency has had enough of trouble riders and wants to extend how long it can ban people from using its services.

One house blows up, one catches fire in Portland explosion

Fire officials say an explosion in a North Portland neighborhood leveled one house and set a second home on fire.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Police fatally shoot elderly man who had tried to kill self

Police say an Oregon man who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt less than three weeks ago has been fatally shot by officers.

Man charged in Oregon train attack: ‘No heroes in this case’

The man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train returned to court for a brief hearing in which he told spectators: “Remember, there are …

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Ick-free and ready for a dip: Portland touts revived river

For decades, Portland residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion …

Armed robbers targeting Portland taverns

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies at Portland taverns.

Portland thief derails South Korean cyclist’s trip

Good Samaritans have stepped up to help a South Korean man whose dreams of a two-year bike trip were seemingly dashed by a Portland thief.

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Police identify Oregon man who tried to seize helicopter

Police in a suburb of Portland have released the name of a man who tried to steal a helicopter from a small regional airport at gunpoint before being killed by …

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Oregon police after seizing helicopter

A man was fatally shot by Oregon police Monday after seizing a helicopter at gunpoint near Portland, authorities said.

Two men shot while selling gun at Portland park

Portland police say two men were wounded in a shooting at Woodlawn Park.