A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.
A sewage overflow in Portland caused by Wednesday's big storm has some questioning the value of a $1.4 billion Big Pipe project completed in 2011.
The On Your Side Investigators obtained a copy of the test results for lead levels at Llewellyn Elementary in SE Portland, which found "significant" levels of lead in a boys' bathroom. All other areas which were tested fell within federal guidelines.
Erratic test scores at more than a dozen local schools are raising suspicions that something’s amiss.
The Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support wants to immediately suspend plans to expand Fraternity and Sorority Life, saying the Greek system and athletics are where multiple studies show a prevalence of sexual violence.
Members of the ant-bullying group "BullyThis" came to Roberts Annex Literacy Center Monday to support Sara Rue, a sophomore who said she was humiliated by her teacher. Last week, cell phone video caught the teacher grabbing Rue's shirt and ripping it off in front of the class.
Police said the father told them he simply forgot his daughter was in the car in the backseat. Other people who’ve made the same mistake said that can be very easy to do.
Social workers and emergency crews see hoarding as an emerging, complex problem with potentially devastating ramifications - not just for hoarders but for those around them.
Documents obtained by KATU News partner Willamette Week show staffers in Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office rewrote ethical guidelines for first lady Cylvia Hayes.
Judy and Mike McEldery claim Nationstar Mortgage is in violation of a federal judge's ruling
How safe are your children on a hayride at a local pumpkin patch? That question is on a lot of people's minds after two horrible accidents in other parts of the country over the weekend.
In the latest gubernatorial debate, incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber maintained that his fiancée did not use her position as first lady to land contracts for her private consulting company. Kitzhaber also maintained that his office established a "rigorous" review of her professional contracts to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.
Sunshine Fugit is the general manager of the Massage Envy in Sherwood. When the mother of two saw the children in the van, she knew she had to do something quickly.
Washington County will still set up and supervise field trips for juvenile offenders even after a teen was arrested for raping a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game.
Police say Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit tried to take some food from the store without paying. They were each cited for theft in the third degree.
A man who owns a small boot store in Clackamas County is slamming law enforcement, saying they didn't do enough to solve a break-in. It’s one of a series of unsolved burglaries in the area.
Critics say it's about time while the superintendent pledges to make change a top priority for the next three years.
A West Salem High School teacher is accused of hitting an 8-year-old boy with a van and leaving the scene before officers arrived. She faces a felony hit-and-run charge.
Prompted by concerns about concussions, many youth football leagues are adopting a new technique for tacking that aims to protect kids from head injuries. Many leagues are also seeing a decline in enrollment.
The allegations involve activities inside the company's Swan Island truck plant in North Portland.
Jennifer Sagapolutele says Samoan officials approved the adoption, but so far U.S. officials won't allow the child the family calls 'Baby Mikey' to come to Oregon.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators got a first look at shocking results from a sexual assault survey at the University of Oregon. It’s the first scientific look at the actual number of sex crimes at the school, including rapes.
Martin Brouwer was driving through downtown Portland two years ago when he ran over an 11-year-old passenger who had fallen out of an unlatched bus window. He now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is suing his former employer.
A contract obtained by KATU says Adam Ritz was paid $4,000 to give the football team alcohol and sexual assault awareness training.
A former kids’ football and wrestling coach is now behind bars on a $1 million bail. He’s accused of sexually abusing at least 10 children in Clackamas County and Southwest Washington.
A rash of crossover accidents in recent years has led the state transportation agency to plan for freeway median cable barriers
Victims blasted a former ER nurse as he's sentenced for sexually abusing ten women at Legacy Emanuel hospital: "I have tried to kill myself because of what this man has done to me."
Commission vice chair says he's "heavily concerned" but admits he doesn't know what steps have been taken to prevent similar incidents.
A young offender accused of raping a woman during a supervised field trip to a University of Oregon football game pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Eugene. Also Tuesday, the On Your Side Investigators tracked down one Washington County commissioner for answers about the incident.
The On Your Side Investigators dug up new details about what was really going on behind the scenes during the investigation into an alleged sex assault involving three University of Oregon basketball players.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators went to the Washington County Juvenile Department's headquarters in Hillsboro for answers about a rape case.
Fewer than two weeks after the On Your Side Investigators exposed a Pop Warner football league volunteer who had a criminal conviction against a teen, the league has created a committee to audit the background checks of all 700 members.
There have been three cases of E. coli in Oregon. One of them killed a 4-year-old girl and sent two other little kids to the hospital. Are they connected? The aunt of Serena Profitt, the 4-year-old who died, told KATU she believes watermelon purchased from a Walmart in Lebanon might be the source.
University of Oregon psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd, who consults the White House on sexual violence, has been studying the topic for more than 20 years. She also knows college sports, serving on UO’s intercollegiate athletics committee.
Should teen offenders be let out on field trips? The Washington County teen accused of raping a woman outside Autzen Stadium last weekend was participating in a program that stresses alternatives to putting juvenile offenders under lock and key. But the On Your Side Investigators uncovered reports that show such alternatives have been called into question. Meanwhile, Multnomah County defends its juvenile services programs.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators confronted the acting chairman of the University of Oregon President’s Review Panel examining sexual misconduct.
The University of Oregon says it will fullfil a KATU public records request - but only if KATU pays $779. KATU asked for electronic communications related to the school's investigation of three basketball players accused of rape last March.
One day after KATU learned a Sherwood High School student created a hit list containing the names of 23 students, parents are calling the district for more information to keep their kids are safe.
The scuffle between Cheyney Ryan and the University of Oregon began with the On Your Side Investigators’ story on Monday, which examined the UO's actions in the wake of rape allegations against three members of the school’s men’s basketball team.
After a mom contacted the On Your Side Investigators about a youth football volunteer with a criminal history against a teen, we started asking questions. Lionel Salgado pleaded guilty last year to harassment stemming from allegations he groped a 14-year-old girl at a Starbucks.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators confronted the interim president of the University of Oregon on Wednesday.
The University of Oregon is making a private attempt to assure its donor base that the handling of last spring’s sex assault investigation involving three basketball players was not timed to avoid NCAA sanctions related to the program’s Academic Progress Rate.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have turned over to the NCAA their findings that suggest the University of Oregon's basketball program benefited from delays in a sex assault case involving three players.