A man selling tiny houses in Salem has also built a long history of business deals gone wrong.
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One hundred years of family history, stolen. And a local family is hoping you can help get it back.
Numerous studies are showing that cooking can cause air pollution in your kitchen, some of the same stuff that is in smog.
Teens are posting videos of themselves licking each other's eyeballs on the Internet, but doctors are recommending they stop licking eyeballs, saying it could be dangerous.
The KATU Problem Solvers investigated and found about 30 charities that are not telling the truth about their pasts.
What does money mean for you this month? Rent or mortgage? A car payment? Groceries? For some teens, money is still something a little more abstract.
You may be checking your kids' Facebook pages to make sure they're OK. But that's not where they are really spending their digital time.
The day after Halloween is one of the toughest willpower challenges of the year: It's when everyone brings their leftover candy to work.
On Halloween you want the treat, but sometimes you get the trick. And some of those supposedly "harmless pranks" can actually do damage to your car.
It's a camera that senses when a teenage driver does something that might be unsafe and guess who gets to see the video? We take a look at the technology that's helping parents make sure their kids are safe on the road.
The Multnomah County Medical Examiner said Abigail Robinson died overnight. Hundreds of people had come together Monday night to share the pain of the family after Robinson and her half-sister, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, were hit Sunday night by a car that drove off.
A slick business deal over a piece of property may have cost taxpayers and a Vancouver religious group hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A lot of people testified during a hearing in Salem, saying the laser ban would affect thousands of people, including customers.
You want to see a smile from your parents or grandparents, but what if someone took their money for new dentures and disappeared, leaving them toothless?
Scammers are betting you don't know much about the new health care act and they're hoping to take advantage of that.
New signs are posted, the yellow warning lights are flashing: class is in session, and school districts are expanding their attempt to rein in speeding drivers in school zones.
The man tells people they have warrants for their arrest and if they pay him money, the warrants will be dropped. If they don't, they'll be arrested.
A woman selling her home caught a sewer inspector on camera going through her medicine instead of inspecting her home's pipes.
Police have again arrested a man on charges he sold bad hearing aids to senior citizens for thousands of dollars. KATU viewers, in fact, helped bring the new cases against Roy Taber to light.
In her latest Back 2 School report, KATU Problem Solver Kerry Tomlinson will show you what to expect to pay so you can plan ahead. Here are some of the expenses you'll need to be planning for:
The number of people complaining about Forever Young Laser Medical Spa has exploded.
How safe is the school cafeteria? Now you can find out for yourself. The KATU Problem Solvers have gathered the cafeteria inspection reports for schools across our area.
Jerry Rosentiel was at the Anderson RV Park not far off the main drag in Vernonia where he made friends. He shared cookouts with them and then turned to them after his latest arrest to try to get bailed out of jail.
Internal emails and revelations from former employees show a campaign by Forever Young to create a fake image online through fake positive reviews posted by employees.
The local laser spa chain accused of defrauding customers says it will not pay the final paychecks owed to dozens of its employees after it shut down last week.