KATU Report: Police Voicemail Says University of Oregon Wanted to "Do Stupid Things" Following Rape Allegations


A University of Oregon police sergeant said higher ups at the university were "being hysterical" and "wanting to do stupid things" in the wake of rape allegations against three UO basketball players last March, according to records obtained by KATU-TV.KATU says that the claim by the officer was made March 17 in a voice mail to Eugene police who were investigating the rape allegations. The station says ...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 AARON MESH

UPDATED: University of Oregon Accuses KATU of Misrepresenting Facts In Its Reporting on Rape Allegations Against Three Ex-Ducks Basketball Players

KATU fires back with evidence UO delayed action against players to protect its NCAA academic rating


The University of Oregon says Portland news station KATU has "misrepresented" in a stinging Sept. 8 report on how the school handled rape allegations against three men's basketball players.KATU's Sept. 8 report alleges that UO benefitted from keeping basketball players Brandon Austin, Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis on the men's basketball team up to three months after they were accused of rape. ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 SAMI EDGE

KATU Looks at Traffic Injuries Near City Parks


As Portland officials continue searching for a way to fund crumbling streets and build missing sidewalks, the City Council is scheduled this week to send a tax measure to voters: a $68 million property-tax bond to fund repairs in city parks. A new report by WW's news partner, KATU-TV, shows city safety needs are at the intersection of those two efforts. The station analyzed Oregon Department of Transportation ...   More
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Video: Mayoral Debate Club

Watch it again, or see what you missed


We're sending the leading mayoral candidates back to school—David Douglas High School, to be precise—at 7 pm this Sunday for Mayoral Debate Club. There'll be no chewing gum, no running in the halls, and definitely no dodging the questions as WW and KATU team up to give Eilleen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith a pop quiz.Update: The debate is now over. You can relive the magic below, then ...   More
Saturday, April 21, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Portland

Police say a 46-year-old man who'd armed and barricaded himself in a southeast Portland home is dead after an officer-involved shooting early this morning. Police have released few details so far but said the man, Craig Boehler, had fired at Special Emergency Reaction Team officers from inside the home after police had responded to a family disturbance. Here's video of the scene from KATU. Here's ...   More
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Fund-raiser Planned for Victim in Beating That's Under Investigation as Hate Crime

There's a benefit next week in Northeast Portland to raise money for a man police believe was assaulted likely because he is gay. The Dec. 18 fund-raiser beginning at 9 pm at the Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy Blvd.) is being organized by Ian Mandis. His friend works with the man whose attacker left him with serious head and abdominal injuries. Bands playing at the event include The People's ...   More
Monday, December 6, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

KATU: A Dangerous New Take on Tag for Teenagers

Our news partners at KATU are reporting on a new phenomenon among Pacific Northwest teens that's a dangerous step up from "tag" or "cops and robbers."It's called Fugitive. With as many as 150 players per game, the concept is that one person—"the fugitive"—sets out on foot and tries to reach a destination. The fugitive tries to reach that destination before being "caught," or tagged, ...   More
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Man Shot by Portland Police (UPDATED)

There's now more detail in last night's police shooting in southwest Portland. The man shot by police has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Lagozzino, who is listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Detectives say Lagozzino assaulted his 61-year-old mother and his 60-year-old father after arguing with them and then went outside the home and began breaking windows. They say he armed ...   More
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 HANK STERN

OLCC Suspends Club 915 Liquor License

The downtown Portland club where a bouncer was fatally shot in the early hours of New Year's Day just had its liquor license suspended by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The OLCC said its suspension of the liquor license at Club 915 came at the request of the Portland Police Bureau "based on a history of serious and persistent problems at the business." "Nineteen serious incidents including ...   More
Friday, January 7, 2011 HANK STERN


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