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Prep Athlete Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer (New) Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer
Griffin Meyer is a senior point guard on the Elmira High School Falcons basketball team.

Griffin is considered the team's leader and says expectations are high this season for his team.

He also plays soccer and baseball for Elmira.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

BottleDrop offers 3 ways to return bottles and cans

BottleDrop offers 3 ways to return bottles and cans »Play Video
Located at 2105 W. Broadway in Eugene

In 1971, Governor Tom McCall passed the Oregon Bottle Bill, making our state the first in the nation with a bottle return program.
 
More than four decades later, Oregonians continue to blaze the trail in sustainability, and now have nearly a dozen cetralized bottle drop centers around the state. 

Thief steals $10k in guitars from Portland shop: 'It's been a nightmare'

Thief steals $10k in guitars from Portland shop: 'It's been a nightmare' »Play Video
Surveillance photo from Centaur Guitar shows theft suspect taking guitars from the Northeast Portland shop on November 10.

Security cameras caught a man breaking into a Northeast Portland guitar shop three times since late October, and now the shop's owner is asking for the public's help in finding him.

Accused 'thrill killer' denies fascination with murder

Accused 'thrill killer' denies fascination with murder »Play Video
Dihn Bowman

The man charged in the shooting death of Seattle wine steward Yancy Noll told jurors on Monday he doesn't remember reading an online manual on how to avoid being arrested, but admits he destroyed most of the evidence after the August 2012 shooting.

Dog rescued after getting head stuck in pipe

Dog rescued after getting head stuck in pipe »Play Video
A Jack Russell Terrier in Idaho is recuperating after getting its head stuck in a metal pipe. It took a team of people to save the animal. Jacqulyn Powell has the story.

Mariota among 3 finalists for Heisman

Mariota among 3 finalists for Heisman »Play Video
Oregon Ducks quarterback and Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota (#12) springs to the goal line to score in the first half. Mariota ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in the Ducks 48-14 victory over the Wyoming Cowboys. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the finalists for the 2014 Heisman Trophy.

"It is an honor to be named as a finalist for this year's prestigious Heisman Trophy,” Mariota said in a statement. “It is humbling to be considered for an award that I have admired for a very long time.
 
“I would like to thank my teammates and coaches as I could not have been recognized as a finalist without their help.
 
“Go Ducks."

 

Video shows deadly police shooting in stabbing death of Linfield student

Video shows deadly police shooting in stabbing death of Linfield student »Play Video
In this still image from a patrol car's dash camera video camera released by the Yamhill County district attorney, police can be seen pointing their guns toward 33-year-old Joventino Arenas (seen to the right in a white T-shirt) outside a 7-Eleven on Saturday, Nov. 15. Police say Arenas stabbed to death 20-year-old Parker Moore inside the store, returned to the scene, refused commands by police to drop his weapon and get down on the ground and was shot.

Parker Moore, a 20-year-old linebacker at Linfield College, was killed the night of Saturday, Nov. 15 at a 7-Eleven near the school’s campus. Police later shot and killed the suspect, 33-year-old Joventino Bermudez-Arenas of McMinnville, during a confrontation.

Court records show neighborhood disputes with man accused of trying to hire hitman

Court records show neighborhood disputes with man accused of trying to hire hitman »Play Video
An excerpt from one of the applications seeking a restraining order against Jeffrey Wright Leonard. Police arrested Leonard on charges alleging he tried to hire a hit man to kill a neighbor.

The man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a neighbor has had ongoing problems with people in his River Road neighborhood, court documents reveal.

Acting on a tip, Eugene Police say undercover detectives arrested Jeffrey Wright Leonard, 57, in what police described as a murder-for-hire plot.

Police said Leonard tried to hire a former cellmate to run a neighbor off the road. The prospective hitman notified authorities.

Neighbors have sought restraining orders and other court-ordered protections from Leonard in the last year. Leonard was jailed twice in 2014 for violating restraining orders against him.