A fake bloody chainsaw. A grenade gag gift. A blade to skin an animal. They're all holiday presents that have held people up at airport security. During the busiest travel days before Christmas, the On Your Side Investigators reveal what will and won't get confiscated by TSA screeners at Portland International Airport.
The tech department for the David Douglas School district is strengthening it's internet filters after a third grader at Menlo Park Elementary accessed a lewd video on a school computer.
It was meant to be harmless. A 14-year-old girl and her friends posted an advertisement on a popular website for a "Gay Best Friend" but it later led to an interaction with a man police call an "internet predator." The victim's father sat down exclusively with KATU's On Your Side Investigators.
On Friday, the city announced stepped-up safety measures at the crosswalk on Southeast 182nd Avenue.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators filed a public records request with the Washington State Patrol and found out the collision that killed Anneice Fich was one of five crashes involving pedestrians or bicyclists on Northeast 3rd Avenue in 2014.
Did you know specific crimes trend up in the winter?
The suspect, MD Islam, 26, is accused of sending sexual messages to a teenage girl in St. Helens.
A Beaverton man got a surprise when he arrived at the St. Helens Wal-Mart Saturday. Instead of the 14-year-old girl police said he planned to meet, MD Shahidul Islam drove into the parking lot and into "the arms of the awaiting police officers."
The University of Oregon is fighting back against a bombshell lawsuit filed by a student who says she was raped by three Duck basketball players last March.
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.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators spoke with Professor Cheyney Ryan as part of a major investigation into the sexual assault case involving three UO basketball players. “The general feeling is that they're legally very vulnerable right now," he said.
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.
A University of Oregon review panel on Tuesday recommended major shake-ups to keep students safer from sex assaults, including tough new rules for the school’s sports teams.
A former Vernonia police officer was arrested on felony child sex abuse charges after he sent a sexually explicit message to a 13-year-old girl, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.
A pastor from Gresham accused of sexually abusing children faced a judge for the first time in the case as the prosecutor revealed disturbing new details about the charges on Wednesday.
The investigation into James Worley, an evangelical pastor and former Tillamook police officer who's now accused of child sex crimes, extends to several other counties across the state, according to Oregon State Police.
James Worley has been a senior pastor at Powell Valley Church since 2012. He was also a police officer with the Tillamook Police Department for just over a year.
After the deadly school shooting last year at Reynolds High, the On Your Side Investigators set out to uncover the truth about the safety of local schools.
Jamie Foster faces felony drug and theft charges.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators looked into a shocking video posted online that appears to show protesters singing “deck the halls with rows of dead cops” in Southeast Portland.
Thinking about chopping down trees in your yard? You may want to put down those trimmers. In Portland, new rules are kicking in Friday and, if you don't follow them, you could be on the hook for hefty fines.
From the collapse of Oregon's largest technology project to an Oregon governor's race mired in scandal, 2014 was a busy year for KATU's On Your Side Investigators. And several of our investigations got results! Investigator Chelsea Kopta gave us a look at some of the most eye-opening revelations.
Jessica Smith appeared in court again on Tuesday. She’s accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, Isabella, and trying to kill her 13-year-old daughter, Alana, in a Cannon Beach hotel room on July 31.
The suspect, Robert Dietz, 59, had his first appearance before a judge in the case on Monday at the Washington County Courthouse.
The donations you think are going to people in need may just be lining the pockets of thieves. The On Your Side Investigators went undercover at local charities and caught two men stealing donations from Goodwill. And that's not the only charity thieves are targeting.
According to the Vancouver Police Department, Darrel James Dwight works as a substitute teacher in Vancouver-area school districts and has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for several years.
A family in Aumsville says a neighbor killed their dog after it got onto his property, and they want the man who shot the animal to be punished.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have uncovered new information about a deadly collision that happened Tuesday evening in Camas.
The flag was put up by a Navy veteran, Andrew Barnes, just before he died in a tragic accident last July.
A 12-year-old girl says she feels violated after her medication was stolen at Mount Tabor Middle School.
A groundbreaking new law takes effect in Oregon on Jan. 1, 2015. It will punish charities that spend less than 30 percent of their expenses on their actual charitable cause.
Two mothers are upset with how the Evergreen Public School District is handling a school bus bullying incident that was caught on video.
A Camas High School employee faces child molestation and sexual misconduct charges after police say he inappropriately touched 17 female students in the past month.
The season of giving is also the season of taking. 65 percent of holiday shopping by Americans this year will be at the store, usually the mall, and criminals know it.
A Camas High School employee accused of inappropriately touching female students during school hours has been placed on administrative leave, police officials said.
The next time a big storm hits Portland, how long will you have to wait to get the lights back on? On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta poured through years of utility data and shed light on the time it takes to restore power during storms.
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.
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.
Two days after the On Your Side Investigators revealed an auto body shop foreman took a Canby family's car for a 3 a.m. ride, the shop provided the family a full refund of $2,299.05.
Salem Police officials plan on investigating photos shared on Facebook that show one of the department’s officers who appears to be sleeping in a patrol car.
Dan Gooding says he started living at his home in Gladstone 13 years ago. Soon after he moved into his house, he received an outstanding water bill accrued by the person who lived there before him.
One day after the On Your Side Investigators revealed that an auto body shop foreman took a customer's car on a late-night joyride, the shop's owner said he's changing his policies.
KATU’s On Your Side Investigators followed the money coming into a nonprofit group called Vietnam Veterans of America to find out why it gets an F grade from the watchdog group, Charity Watch.