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Local Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Lane Transit District may transform its public safety officers into peace officers, able to enforce state and local laws.

"This gives us the opportunity, if the board chooses to give the general manager the authority to designate them as peace officers, and ability to step up the level of enforcement in terms of citations that can be written," said Andy Vobora with LTD.

Add some color to your Christmas decor

Add some color to your Christmas decor »Play Video

Some natural green and red make your home feel a little more like Christmas. And there are ways that you can make those trees, wreaths and poinsettias last a little longer.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Driver found dead after reports of hit-and-run crashes

Driver found dead after reports of hit-and-run crashes
Police said the vehicle was difficult to see from the highway

A man found dead beneath the wreckage of his car Thursday morning may have been involved in a pair of hit-and-run crashes a day earlier, Oregon State Police said.

EWEB upgrades power outage reporting system in wake of ice storm

EWEB upgrades power outage reporting system in wake of ice storm »Play Video
EWEB crews at work restoring power in the wake of the February 6, 2014, ice storm.

The February 6, 2014, storm knocked out power to 10,000 EWEB customers. Some people went without power for more than six days. "Customers came to us and told us we needed to improve our outage communication system," an EWEB spokesperson said.

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House
Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades now. Situated in the hotel’s lobby, the gingerbread house is made of 150 pounds of house made gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing. The gingerbread house is open to the public until the end of the year. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades, made of 150 pounds of homemade gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing.