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Wood Village raises utility fees 3.9 percent

Rates go up in winter when usage is lower, and fees are increased when less water is used. The Wood Village City Council voted on Thursday, Jan. 10, to increase the city's monthly water, sewer and street maintenance charges by 3.9 percent.


Multnomah County Jail Inmates Attacks on Corrections Deputies are on the Rise

Fights, assaults and botched escape attempts have raised concerns about safety at Multnomah County's two jails. Multnomah County sheriff's corrections deputies are being attacked in numbers officials say are highly unusual. In the first two weeks of January, there were eight assaults on staff, accor


Garden center owner's stolen tractor found

A stolen tractor was found Thursday night. We first told you about Richard Barhoum's tractor Sunday after it was taken from his business, George’s Garden Center in Happy Valley.


Rock from Washougal construction site flies through a roof, lands in boy's bedroom

WASHOUGAL, WA (KPTV) - A 20-pound rock blasted from a construction site flew through the roof of a Washougal family’s home, landing in a boy's bedroom Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt, but this is all under investigation.


'Lift Every Voice Oregon' organizers plan to introduce two bills to state legislatures on gun control

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) Organizers of "Lift Every Voice Oregon" met on Thursday to introduce the two bills they plan to introduce to the state legislature. The two new bills deal with ammunition magazines and military assault weapons.


Multnomah County readers hit record for digital library downloads

The top title readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2018 was 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Multnomah County library patrons set new records for digital book checkouts in 2018.


Shooting in NE Portland leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- One person is dead and another injured following reports of gunfire in northeast Portland, officials said. Authorities found the body and an injured person at a home in the 5300 block of Northeast 74th Avenue, according to the Portland Police Bureau.


My View: Multnomah County silences voices of citizens

The citizen voices for Multnomah County have been silenced by the commission. We will not stop working to be sure all voices are heard. Finally a newspaper is reporting on the actions of the Board of County Commissioners to dismantle the Community Involvement Committee ("Citizen committee now under


Pimp who made teen be stripper convicted of sex crimes

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 54-year-old man already serving a life prison sentence for forcing a teen to work as a stripper has been found guilty of nearly two dozen counts of various sex crimes.


16 measles cases confirmed in Clark County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The number of confirmed cases of measles in Clark County has risen to 16, according to the county's Public Health Department. Officials said Thursday they have identified 16 confirmed cases and 5 suspected cases since Jan. 1.


Multnomah County Unveils Plans For Addiction and Mental Health Resource Center in Downtown Portland

Plans are underway to build a mental health and addiction resource center geared toward homeless people in downtown Portland. If built, it would be the first of its kind in the county.


Hillsboro, Multnomah County continue pursuing public internet service – slowly

Hillsboro and Multnomah County continue to explore the possibility of establishing their own, publicly run internet service – but neither initiative is moving rapidly. The initiatives reflect widespread dissatisfaction with privately run internet services and suspicions that federal repeal of Obama-


Prominent Oregon gay rights activist facing sex abuse charges again after 2015 dismissal

EUGENE, OR (KPTV) - A prominent Oregon gay rights activist is again facing sex abuse charges after a prior case was dismissed in 2015. Terrance “Terry” Patrick Bean was arraigned in Lane County on Thursday on charges of third-degree sex abuse and third-degree sodomy. He pleaded not guilty.


Ex-restaurant worker gets 17 months for embezzlement

Gambling problem blamed for thefts in 2015 and 2016 from Troutdale resturaunt. A former employee of La Costita Mexican Restaurant in Troutdale was sentenced to 17 months in prison on Friday, Jan. 11, for embezzling $167,240 from the business.


4 search warrants, 3 vans full of stolen items

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man suspected in at least 20 burglaries was arrested after 4 search warrants revealed 3 van loads full of stolen property in Beaverton. Timothy Vandehey was taken into custody January 14, Beaverton police said. The 40-year-old is believed to be responsible for the burglari


Driver loses control on I-5 exit, hits tree, dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A driver died after losing control on an exit off I-5 early Thursday morning, striking a tree and then a fence in Woodland. The Washington State Patrol said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at Exit 21 off northbound I-5. The driver was the only person in the vehicle.


Jailhouse call puts jewel thief in prison for 7 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Quick thinking by police, recorded phone calls, digital forensics and body-cam footage helped catch a jewel thief who will now spend more than 7 years in prison, the Washington County District Attorney's Office said.


Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers reward for information on commercial arson suspect

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire and Rescue are asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of setting a building on fire. According to Crime Stoppers of Oregon, Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 6210 NE Columbia Blvd. on Apri


Video of Vancouver man jumping off cruise ship goes viral

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - A video showing a Vancouver man jumping off of a cruise ship has gone viral, but now, he has some regrets. Nick Naydev said he did the stunt without thinking it through. He jumped over 100 feet off of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.


Measles outbreak growing in Washington and Oregon

Officials say a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington has grown to 14 confirmed cases since January 1st, with three more suspected. Clark County health officials in Washington said Wednesday the confirmed cases include 12 children under 10 years old, and the remaining two are under 18.