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Man robs a Eugene bank, threatens to use a gun

A heavyset man with teeth missing threatened to use a gun during a bank robbery Friday morning at the Umpqua Bank location on E. 11th Avenue, Eugene Police said.

Public votes to name Oregon Zoo lion cubs

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A three week-old African lion cub at the Oregon Zoo. ©Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.

The African lion cubs, who were born Sept. 8 to a lioness named Kya, were dubbed Hasani, Mashavu and Niara after a public vote.

State foresters: Now is the time to see fall foliage in all its glory

State foresters: Now is the time to see fall foliage in all its glory »Play Video
Springfield, Oregon. Department of Forestry photo

If you live in the Eugene-Springfield area, take a walk through the University of Oregon campus where both native and non-native trees are showing off fall color.

Or take a hike at Lane County's 209-acre Mount Pisgah Arboretum bordering the coast fork of the Willamette River; it's located east of I-5 and just south of Eugene.

If you've never been there before, their annual "Mushroom Festival" on Sunday, October 26, might be just the time to get acquainted.

Kitzhaber's fiancée admits to sham marriage to immigrant 17 years ago

Kitzhaber's fiancée admits to sham marriage to immigrant 17 years ago »Play Video
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee Cylvia Hayes wipes tears away during a Thursday afternoon press conference in Portland, Oregon where she admitted to marrying an Ethiopian immigrant for money.

In a stunning admission Thursday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes admitted to illegally marrying an Ethiopian immigrant in the late 1990s for money and so he could stay in the United States to get a college degree.

Rick Steves on pot: 'We've got a law on our books now, it's not enforced consistently'

Rick Steves on pot: 'We've got a law on our books now, it's not enforced consistently' »Play Video
Rick Steves

The fate of legalized marijuana in Oregon has been a matter of high importance to many around the state, as voters get ready to cast their ballots on Measure 91 in November.

Celebrity travel guide Rick Steves made stops around the state Thursday to talk about his experiences with legalized marijuana around the globe. He hoped to share some experiences on how legal weed has affected the countries he's visited in his travels.

Steves made it clear during his talks that he is not pro-pot. Rather he says he hopes the country will change a law prohibiting marijuana that he believes is doing more harm than good.

City of Springfield launches public education effort on new crosswalk signals

City of Springfield launches public education effort on new crosswalk signals »Play Video
You aren't seeing double: the hybrid beacon signal utilizes a pair of red lights above a single yellow light.

The City of Springfield has installed three pedestrian hybrid beacons at crosswalks around town.

The signals are different from traditional stop lights and crosswalk signals.

The City of Springfield has launched a public awareness campaign about how the signals work.

Wine harvest 2014: 'The sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors'

Wine harvest 2014: 'The sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors' »Play Video

Wine makers are scrambling to bring in the 2014 grape harvest before the fall rains hit the Pacific Northwest.

Many wineries started their harvest a few days ago, hoping to have every last bit of fruit off the vines by mid-October.

“You want to process the fruit immediately. Just like any fruit in your house it goes bad after a certain amount of time. So the sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors stay with us,” said Kacy Minnis, manager at Sweet Cheeks Winery.