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Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries

Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries »Play Video
Photo of Codylee Nute from a website maintained by his sister

A car collided with 2 teens on skateboards Tuesday night, seriously injuring one of the youths, Springfield Police said.

Seventeen-year-old Codylee Nute suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital, police said.

On a website set up by Nute's sister, she reports he required brain surgery and may have suffered a torn main artery in his stomach.

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104-year-old drinks three Dr. Peppers a day

104-year-old drinks three Dr. Peppers a day »Play Video
A Texas woman is celebrating her 104-th birthday. But her favorite doctor has been around for 130-years. And the two of them have had a love that's spanned nearly four decades. Kaley O'Kelley reports on how that love manifested on her big birthday.

Vigil honors car crash victims, survivor

Vigil honors car crash victims, survivor »Play Video

The friends and family gathered Wednesday at Sheldon High School for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of 32-year-old Lujuan Renrick and 25-year-old Kelsy Lee Becker.

New Eugene 4J superintendent to start work July 1

New Eugene 4J superintendent to start work July 1 »Play Video
The sign outside the Eugene 4J Superintendent's Office

The next superintendent of the Eugene 4J School District earned his doctorate at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Gustavo Balderas agreed to a 3-year contract with a start date of July 1.

Balderas, currently superintendent of Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, Calif., is the choice of the 4J board after reviewing 31 applicants.

Balderas, originally from Washington state, attended Western Oregon State College, Portland State and the University of Oregon.

He spent 17 years with the Hillsboro School District.

One dead, explosion on Highway 26 near Welches

One dead, explosion on Highway 26 near Welches »Play Video
Law enforcement blocks off Highway 26 near Rhododendron Thursday, March 19, 2015 as it investigates an explosion. One person is dead, but it's not known whether the death is related to the explosion.

The FBI confirmed one person has died near an explosion Thursday along Highway 26, which was closed for most of the day while authorities investigated.