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Local Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death (Updated) Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree: David Bowen shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Tammy Borda on December 2, 2013.

They agree Bowen kept Borda's body on his kitchen floor for two weeks before dumping her remains in the woods.

Where they differ is whether Bowen murdered Borda.
Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.

Woman wakes up to find intruder in her bed

A woman awoke to find a man in her bedroom trying to climb into bed with her Friday morning.

The woman screamed, and the intruder fled the area, police said.
 
Police responded to the area and set up a perimeter but did not locate the suspect.

The most creative (and officially licensed) Seahawks merch

The most creative (and officially licensed) Seahawks merch

We're not afraid to slap the Seahawks logo on anything here in Seattle - and apparently, neither is the NFL. Here is some of the most...umm, creative...merchandise officially licensed by the NFL and sold here in the city. 

Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death

Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death »Play Video
David Bowen in court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2014

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree: David Bowen shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Tammy Borda on December 2, 2013.

They agree Bowen kept Borda's body on his kitchen floor for two weeks before dumping her remains in the woods.

Where they differ is whether Bowen murdered Borda.

Sheriff: New York fugitive hid out in Lane County for 20 years

A fugitive convicted of smuggling an 800-pound planeload of drugs from Mexico 20 years ago has been found in the Coast Range community of Deadwood after he applied for government benefits, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll

Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
State Rep. Dennis Richardson (left) and Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.

'It was just like they got it. They understood'

'It was just like they got it. They understood' »Play Video
"What she would really love is that is a safe place for girls to come and they know that they can share and nothing they're going to share is wrong." Watch "Aimee's Place" #LiveOnKMTR Thursday evening at 5:30, 6:30 or 11.

Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.

Wedding day bloopers

Wedding day bloopers »Play Video
An Arizona couple is laughing at their painful, but unforgettable, wedding moment. It started with a cute idea -- the groom carrying the bride in. But as Jeanne Moos shows us, it didn't go exactly as planned.

Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies'

Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies' »Play Video
Ben Gerhart and his daughter Natalie make their best zombie faces at the 3rd annual Thrill the World event in Eugene. Aven-itza De Primavera, Oregon News Lab

Zombie, horror and sci-fi fans fans descended on Atlanta recently for the second annual Walker Stalker Convention.

"We had 600 people come together for a party and I thought well, if we can do a fan meet up, slowly ticket sales went from 1,000 to 2,000 to 3,000," said James Frazier, co-founder of Walker Stalker Con. "It's people that all have a common bond, a common love for zombies."

From costumes to custom-made zombie weaponry, vendors had it all for the horror fans.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5 for more on this story

South Eugene soccer team sets sights on a state title

South Eugene soccer team sets sights on a state title »Play Video

Kirk Bassett is one of three senior captains for the South Eugene soccer team.

He's been steadily improving since his freshman year and is now the 6A Southwest Conference Player of the Year.

Unbeaten so far this season on the soccer pitch, the Axemen has its sights set high.

Bassett said the goal is to win the state title - and he's confident that if they take care of business, they can do it.

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