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Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.
Entertainment Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies' Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Zombie, horror and sci-fi fans fans descended on Atlanta recently for the second annual Walker Stalker Convention.

"We had 600 people come together for a party and I thought well, if we can do a fan meet up, slowly ticket sales went from 1,000 to 2,000 to 3,000," said James Frazier, co-founder of Walker Stalker Con. "It's people that all have a common bond, a common love for zombies."

From costumes to custom-made zombie weaponry, vendors had it all for the horror fans.

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Local 'It was just like they got it. They understood' 'It was just like they got it. They understood' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.

Firefighters rescue man pinned between cars in parking lot

Firefighters rescue man pinned between cars in parking lot »Play Video

A man got stuck between his car and another vehicle in a store parking lot Tuesday morning.

The man got out of his car in the Bimart parking lot on River Road as the vehicle was still moving, said Captain Steven Kropf with Eugene-Springfield Fire.

Driver charged with DUII after crash

Driver charged with DUII after crash
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Officers arrested a driver on suspicion of DUII after he ran a stop sign and hit another car, police said.

Wind Advisory issued for Willamette Valley

Wind Advisory issued for Willamette Valley

A wind advisory is in effect for the central Willamette Valley and the Portland/Vancouver Metro Area between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Tractor driver killed in rear-end crash

Tractor driver killed in rear-end crash
One person died and another was injured in the crash

A car rear-ended a tractor pulling a trailer Monday, killing the driver of the tractor.

Ducks don retro Nike uniforms in honor of 'The Pick'

Ducks don retro Nike uniforms in honor of 'The Pick'
The dream of the 90s is alive at Autzen

Oregon led Washington 24-20 at Autzen. The Huskies had a first down on the 9-yard line with plenty of time to play. The ball was snapped. The pass went up, headed for the corner of the end zone.

Next stop, touchdown - only for Oregon, not Washington.

Exchange students: 'None of the countries they come from have any reported Ebola cases'

Exchange students: 'None of the countries they come from have any reported Ebola cases' »Play Video
Grant High School in NE Portland.

Fifteen exchange visiting the U.S. from the Republic of Congo, Niger and the Ivory Coast are visiting Grant High School on Thursday.

So far there's been no reported cases of Ebola in those countries, but the BBC reports more than 2,000 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, a country which shares a direct border with the Ivory Coast.

'It's important for me to just know that she's really put to rest'

'It's important for me to just know that she's really put to rest' »Play Video
Martha Morrison grew up in Lane County. She vanished in 1974.

Reba Morrison says that before their mother died, she never gave up hope of finding Reba's sister Martha.

"When she was sick and dying she told me, when I find Martha, tell her momma loves her - not if, but when."

Reba is holding out hope that her sister's 1974 disappearance can be solved.

"It's important for me to just know that she's really put to rest," Reba said, "for my own heart."

Family and law enforcement are talking about Martha's disappearance again in hopes of closing the cold case.

Families of former inmates sue Coos County jail

Families of former inmates sue Coos County jail »Play Video
Last November, Donnie Brown was serving a 30-day sentence for assault, harassment and drug charges. After asking to be taken to a hospital, he died a day before he was scheduled for release from jail.

The families of two former inmates are suing the Coos County Jail over what they call a lack of medical care while the inmates were detained.

The family of Donnie Ray Brown announced a lawsuit against Coos County and its medical provider Conmed. Brown's mother spoke for the first time since her son's death, calling for a change in the jail's healthcare system.