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A convicted sex offender was hired by the University of Oregon to talk to athletes about sexual assault, according to a contract that was sent anonymously to our affiliate station in Portland.

The contract states Adam Ritz, who was convicted of sexual battery 10 years ago, was paid $4,000 to give the football team alcohol and sexual assault awareness training.

Ritz lost his job as a radio DJ in Indiana but went on to give talks about how to stay out of trouble at universities throughout the country.

UO Professor Carol Stabile was outraged when she recently learned the school hired Ritz in May of last year.

Court documents shed new light on murder and fire

Court documents shed new light on murder and fire
George Wasson was found dead March 19 inside his burning home on Elk Avenue, the victim of gunshot wounds to the head. Ricardo Chaney (insert), who later died in a shootout in California that killed a deputy, is the prime suspect in Wasson's death.

Police documents released Tuesday are shedding light on the crime spree that started in Eugene, leaving three people dead as the suspect continued to Northern California.

The Eugene Police Department released a 93-page police report Tuesday of compiled documents from the Ricardo Chaney murder case.

In those reports, detectives say Chaney met with his best friend on March 18, 2014, just hours before George Wasson was found shot to death in his burning home on Elk Avenue.

First Ebola case diagnosed in US at Dallas hospital

First Ebola case diagnosed in US at Dallas hospital
This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion - Photo from the Centers for Disease Control

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States was diagnosed in Dallas, the Centers of Disease Control said Tuesday.

The CDC confirmed a man was in isolation at a Texas hospital with the deadly virus.
Hospital staff say the patient was originally admitted based on his symptoms and a recent flight from Liberia, Africa.

"This is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., and as far as we know, the first case of this strain diagnosed outside Africa,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

UO hired sex offender to talk sexual assault awareness to athletes

UO hired sex offender to talk sexual assault awareness to athletes »Play Video
Adam Ritz.

A convicted sex offender was hired by the University of Oregon to talk to athletes about sexual assault, according to a contract that was sent anonymously to our affiliate station in Portland.

The contract states Adam Ritz, who was convicted of sexual battery 10 years ago, was paid $4,000 to give the football team alcohol and sexual assault awareness training.

Ritz lost his job as a radio DJ in Indiana but went on to give talks about how to stay out of trouble at universities throughout the country.

UO Professor Carol Stabile was outraged when she recently learned the school hired Ritz in May of last year.

Oregon wears pink to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oregon wears pink to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Ducks will wear uniforms with pink highlights in Thursday's game against Arizona to honor cancer survivors and help raise awareness for the fight against women's cancers, the Oregon Athletics Department said.

Albany family and their three pets safe after house fire

Albany family and their three pets safe after house fire

Two girls and their three pets are safe after their house caught fire Monday afternoon, Albany Fire said.

Albertsons: Card data could be compromised after system hack

Albertsons: Card data could be compromised after system hack

Data from shoppers who used a credit or debit card at Albertsons or Supervalu stores may have been compromised after a hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.

The stores said that in August or early September, some malicious software was installed on the networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores.

In a press release, Albertsons said the malware "may have captured account numbers, expiration date, other numerical information and/or the cardholder’s name" in more than a dozen states.

Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us'

Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us' »Play Video

It’s been nearly 20 years since Ronda Hatefi lost her older brother to his gambling addiction. 

Shortly after her brother Bobby’s death, she started the organization Oregonians For Gambling Awareness, and petitioned Oregon's governor to proclaim September 29 as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day.

The state has honored the day for the last 19 years, and Hatefi said she’s found a way to celebrate her brother's life.

Prep Athlete Of The Week: Olivia Powell

Prep Athlete Of The Week: Olivia Powell »Play Video

Olivia Powell has been dominating the prep-level competition in the TrackTown U.S.A. during her time at Creswell High School. This season she’s looking to make her mark at the 5A level.


Powell has won six state championships – three in cross country and three in track and field. She won her first one when she was just 14 years old and a freshman at Creswell High.


"Going into it I knew that I would be up there. I had been working hard and putting in the miles and stuff and my goal was to win but after it happened I had a hard time believing it,” said Powell.

Duo faces robbery charges for two crimes reported within an hour

Duo faces robbery charges for two crimes reported within an hour
Dion Hague and Jasmine Moreno - Lane County Jail photos

Two people are facing robbery charges after they reportedly threatened a 16-year-old with a glass bottle Saturday night before accosting two men leaving the DS Mart on Bailey Hill Road less than an hour later, Eugene Police said.