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Local UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults (Video)
During the last year, the University of Oregon has responded to reported sexual assaults and rape occurring near campus.

To address these reports, the U of O holding a public meeting Aug. 27 to gather input on how the college can better prevent and address the problems of sexual assaults.

For those that can’t attend or would prefer to remain anonymous can submit questions or comments online.

5th Street area Festival still on for August weekend left open by Celebration hiatus

5th Street area Festival still on for August weekend left open by Celebration hiatus

The Festival of Eugene is still scheduled for August 22 and 23.

Last week, organizers announced a $10,000 donation to support the Festival.

The pledge fell through, jeopardizing the grassroots effort by businesses in the area of the Fifth Street Public Market.

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult »Play Video
Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Bremerton girl will be charged and tried as an adult, Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge said Monday.

New Lane County wildfires: 'We don't see any communities being threatened at this time'

New Lane County wildfires: 'We don't see any communities being threatened at this time' »Play Video
August 10, 2014, lightning over Lane County

Firefighters took to the air and the woods to track down new wildfires ignited by Sunday night's lightning even as they prepared for a second round of thunderstorms due Monday evening.

"Most of these are well up into the forestland. We don't see any communities being threatened at this time," said Link Smith with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

If that situation changes, the Lane County Sheriff's Office would get involved to help alert residents, Smith said.

Oregon on alert: 'Any lightning strikes will have the potential to start new wildfires'

Oregon on alert: 'Any lightning strikes will have the potential to start new wildfires' »Play Video
Weather.gov shows all of Oregon under a Red Flag Warning on Monday, August 11, 2014

The entire state of Oregon faces critical fire weather this week, the National Weather Service said.

A Red Flag warning was in effect Monday for Oregon, from border to border.

"A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly," according to the National Weather Service. "A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential."

State Police: Inmate walks away from Salem-area facility

State Police: Inmate walks away from Salem-area facility
Mill Creek Correctional Facility inmate Jerry Teixeira (top left) went missing Saturday and State Police believe Lacy Evans (bottom left) helped him drive away. (Photos from Oregon State Police)

State Police are asking for your help finding this inmate who walked away from the Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem on Saturday.

4 people killed in fiery car crash; small dog escapes alive

4 people killed in fiery car crash; small dog escapes alive
Deputies said the car hit a tree and caught fire. (KATU photo)

A small dog was the only survivor of a fiery car crash that killed 4 people in Clackamas County early Monday morning.

Photos: Lightning bolts streak across Oregon's night skies

Photos: Lightning bolts streak across Oregon's night skies

Stargazers hoping to see the supermoon Sunday night were treated to another light show in parts of Western Oregon as lightning storms brought on by the heat moved through the area. 

Car thief rocks out in bait car

Car thief rocks out in bait car »Play Video
It's no secret that Albuquerque police plant bait cars throughout town, enticing thieves to try to steal one. Well, last week a man was caught swiping one while a very ironic song was playing on the radio. And yep, it's caught on camera. Matt Howerton explains why the suspect is now likely singing a very different tune.

Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co.

Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co.

The Orchid Clinic is now providing health care to some residents in rural Lane County, nearly two years after two University of Oregon alumni dreamed up the project.

Co-creators Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey said they came up with the plan while the former U of O students were competing in the Oregon Social Business Challenge. That plan blossomed into the Orchid Clinic.

Located in Oakridge, the Orchid Clinic had its grand opening on Sunday.