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Can you ID him? Man sexually assaulted 6-year-old boy in Portland mall bathroom, police say
PORTLAND, Ore. — Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old boy in a bathroom at a downtown Portland mall. The assault occurred in a restroom at the Pioneer Place mall around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, according to police.
Mid Oregon Credit Union gives $50k to new hospital tower
Mid Oregon Credit Union announced a $50,000 donation to help pay for the new patient tower at St. Charles Bend. The tower, scheduled to open May 19, will add a 28-bed progressive care unit and 24-bed intensive care unit, to a hospital that has been struggling with capacity.
Gresham custodian finalist in national contest
GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Nick Sifuentes got a sweet surprise at work Wednesday. Sifuentes, who works at Hogan Cedars Elementary in Gresham, is a Top 10 finalist in the "Custodian of the Year" contest.
Portland man accused of raping, impregnating teenage girl
A Portland man faces 81 counts of rape and other charges after authorities say he sexually abused a teenage girl for nearly two years and impregnated her. Cruz Palacios-Romero, 36, was arraigned Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, records show. A grand jury last week indicted him on the char
Oregon lawmakers consider raising their pay 63 percent to increase diversity
Lawmakers in Oregon are considering raising their annual salaries by roughly $20,000 in hopes of attracting more diverse candidates to the state legislature. Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick (D), one of the state lawmakers behind the pay initiative, told Oregon Public Broadcasting in an intervie
New Multnomah County Health Building
Portland, Or. – Ribbon cutting today in Old Town for a new, nine story building that will serve as Multnomah County’s Health Department Headquarters. The ribbon cutting comes on the third day on the job for the county’s new health department director, Patricia Charles Heathers. She says what she lik
Suspect pleads guilty, sentenced in SE Portland stabbing
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Michael Hecht pleaded guilty to an assault charge Thursday and was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison in connection to a stabbing in southeast Portland last year.
Gresham runs pony express on the Mustangs
MILWAUKIE — Gresham's softball team had no trouble getting past Milwaukie for a 13-0 road win Monday. The Gophers got things moving in the second inning when Kyle Nannini was clipped on the ankle by a pitch. She swiped second base on the next pitch and teammate Elizabeth Tuholski would earn her way
Oregon Senate OKs ban on using dogs to force inmates from cells
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would bar prison and jail officials from using dogs to force inmates out of cells. The Oregon Senate Democrats issued this news release on the measure and reasons for it:
Early Morning Shooting In SE PDX
Portland, Oregon – Medics and police responded to a shooting early this morning in Southeast Portland. It happened around 12:45am near SE 162nd and Stark. No details yet on injuries or possible suspects.
Jury Convicts Man Of Murder, Hate Crime For Killing Black Teen In Gresham
A Multnomah County jury convicted Russell Courtier of murder Tuesday for the 2016 killing of Larnell Bruce Jr. The jury also found Courtier guilty of second-degree intimidation, which functions as Oregon's hate crime statute, and of failure to perform the duty of a driver.
AMBER ALERT: 10-year-old taken from Idaho by her mother, could be headed to Portland, Ore.
HERMISTON, Ore. – Authorities issued an Amber Alert Wednesday afternoon for a 10-year-old Idaho girl taken by her mother, and investigators believe they could be heading to the Portland area.
A day before release, Marion County inmate walks away
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 31-year-old woman scheduled to be released from jail on Friday walked away from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Transition Center on Wednesday night.
I-205 bike path cleared by city crews, may not stay clear for long
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - On Thursday, the bike path near Sandy Boulevard in northeast Portland is clear. City crews came in to clean it up on Wednesday, but the path may not be clear for long.
Portland’s $6 Eighth-Ounces Are the Future of Cannabis
You might not feel it yet, but the price of cannabis is crashing nationwide. To see your future, just fly to Portland, OR, then take a Lyft to Floyd’s Fine Cannabis on NE Broadway St., and lay down $6 cash on the scratched glass display counter.
ODFW: New group of wolves in S. Oregon Cascades
SALEM, Ore. - A new group of wolves has taken up residence in the southern Oregon Cascades, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Thursday. The agency said it has designed a new “Area of Known Wolf Activity” in the southern part of the Indigo Unit, located in Douglas and Lane counties
The vaping epidemic: Schools hold panels as parents order drug tests
BEAVERTON, Ore. — In a world where nicotine-infused water vapor is marketed on social media like fruity candy and photographed being used by famous celebrities, an in-depth panel put together by the Beaverton School District was an attempt to cut through the noise.
Jefferson's Daria Stalions selected to Rose Festival Court
PORTLAND, Ore. — Daria Stalions was selected Thursday to represent Jefferson High School on this year’s Rose Festival Court. She’s been a cheerleader, plays the flute and is also a certified scuba diver.
SW Portland crash victim identified
Ortrud F. Vatheuer was hit by a van near Southwest 45sth near SW Carson ,where there's actually some sidewalk. UPDATED 6 p.m. THURSDAY - The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim who was struck in the fatal hit and run crash on March 19th as 85 year-old Ortrud F. Vatheuer,
Police still seeking driver who fled after killing elderly pedestrian in SW Portland
A driver suspected in Southwest Portland hit-and-run that killed an 85-year-old woman Tuesday is still being sought by police. The Portland Police Bureau identified the pedestrian on Thursday as Ortrud F. Vatheuer of Portland. She is suspected of being hit by a red or burgundy van around 7 a.m. near