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Local Court hears opening statements in Taylor murder trial Court hears opening statements in Taylor murder trial(Photo Gallery)(Video)
David Ray Taylor stands accused of murdering a Eugene man and then taking the man’s car to rob a bank in Mapleton.

The defense maintains that the murder was orchestrated by two accomplices to the robbery, and Taylor was not involved in the death of Celestino Gutierrez, 22, of Eugene.
Local Anti-Semitic graffiti found scrawled on library bulletin board: 'It ended up being a target for defamation' Anti-Semitic graffiti found scrawled on library bulletin board: 'It ended up being a target for defamation'(Video)
The community rallied against anti-Semitism Friday after finding some troubling graffiti scrawled on a bulletin board in downtown Eugene earlier in the week.

The hateful message was found Wednesday on the announcement board at the Eugene Public Library.

“This particular flyer was an event, a talk at the University of Oregon that's happening on April 27 about the holocaust,” said Connie Bennett of the Eugene Public Library, “It ended up being a target for defamation.”

Photos: Eugene's Saturday market opens for 45th season

Photos: Eugene's Saturday market opens for 45th season

Dozens brought their creative wares to the park blocks on April 5 (4/5/14) as Eugene's Saturday Market celebrated the opening of its 45th season.

'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story'

'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story' »Play Video
Skateboarders got their first crack at the new skatepark Friday

Residents of Eugene are optimistic that the new WJ Skatepark and URban Plaza will change a part of town long blighted by drugs and violence.

"My very first experience when I lived here bringing my son out to that neighborhood, we actually saw needles," said Sara Puar. "So there were years that went by that I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story."

Elder abuse: 'They're easy victims'

Elder abuse: 'They're easy victims' »Play Video
Law enforcement searched the Territorial Highway home Thursday morning

Deputies arrest Eva Cagle and her husband Jason Thursday on accusations they stole $100,000 from an older man under Eva's care.

As trailers full of what police believe to be stolen property were hauled off Thursday, the Cagles landed behind bars.

Officials said this sitaution isn't an isolated incident.

"We receive approximately 2,800 calls of concerns each year," said Chris Rosin with Adult Protective Services.

That boils down to about 8 tips on elder abuse per day.

Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater

Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater »Play Video
The late Brittany Murphy in a scene from her last film, "Something Wicked."

Before her death in 2009, Brittany Murphy appeared in one last film, shot in Eugene. The movie premieres April 4 in Eugene, followed April 11 in Portland and April 18 in Seattle.

Producer Joe Colleran said Murphy, who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," did not want to appear glamourous in the film, portraying a broken woman as she unravels.

That the film was Murphy's final performance made the editing process difficult, he said.

"Just emotional to go through the editing process and hearing her voice and seeing her outtakes and laughing," Colleran said. "So it's been an emotional process just even trying to get that together."


City of Eugene moves to close Whoville camp

City of Eugene moves to close Whoville camp »Play Video
Protesters held up signs as police arrived to close the Whoville camp

Police moved to shutdown the camp known as Whoville at the intersection of Broadway and Hilyard on Friday morning.

Two or three dozen police officers were on scene Friday morning, with a command bus and large truck, according to reporters at the scene.

Photos: Police close Whoville camp

Photos: Police close Whoville camp
A police officer talks to a protester as the city shuts down Whoville. (Photo by Spencer Knowles)

The City of Eugene moved to close the Whoville camp at Hilyard and Broadway on Friday, April 4, 2014. Police arrested one man Friday morning on a charge of interfering with police at the Whoville camp.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Hunter Drops

Prep Athlete of the Week: Hunter Drops »Play Video
Hunter Drops gets ready to fly

Hunter Drops has found success in many different sports, which made it tough when he could only play one each season.

Sheriff: Nude, bloody man on drugs charged with manslaughter

Sheriff: Nude, bloody man on drugs charged with manslaughter
Deputies found Donald Richard Lawyer III (left) nude and covered in blood early Wednesday morning in Seal Rock, the sheriff's office said. He has since been charged with second degree manslaughter in the disappearance of Michael Ryan Lanpheare (right) of Newport.

A man found naked and bloody under the influence of drugs along Highway 101 faces a charge of manslaughter in connection with the disappearance of a man who vanished along the Oregon Coast, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.