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No, KMTR didn't move to Washington state - but former Olympia resident and NewsSource 16 anchor Ty Steele is in the running for Movember honors in a friendly competition coordinated by the Today Show.

Crash kills 2 high school students, injures 3 others

Crash kills 2 high school students, injures 3 others »Play Video
Oregon State Police photo of fatal crash scene

he news spread fast in this small community nestled along the Siuslaw River in the Oregon Coast range east of Florence.

"In a small town, you know, people are talking amongst each other," Lt. Lang Hinkle with the Oregon State Police said at the crash scene east of town. "It's the buzz over there right now."

A car carrying 5 Mapleton High School students crashed off Highway 126 early Thursday morning as they drove towards the school.

Abigail Boydston, 17, of Noti and Weston Bowman, 16, of Mapleton died at the scene.

Three others were injured.

Family and friends of dead woman take stand at murder trial

Family and friends of dead woman take stand at murder trial »Play Video
David Bowen in court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2014

Friends and family of Tammy Borda took the stand Thursday for the prosecution seeking to convict her ex-boyfriend David Bowen of murder.

Many spoke about Borda and Bowen's relationship, saying things like "they always had to fight about something."

But some said they didn't doubt Borda was in love with Bowen.

Christmas Giving Tree to help local kids available now

Christmas Giving Tree to help local kids available now

The Active 20-30 Club wants your help making Christmas merrier for 2,700 Lane County children.

The group's Giving Tree starts Friday, November 7, at Valley River Center next to Customer Service.

Sheriff offers crime-mapping service online

Sheriff offers crime-mapping service online »Play Video
The map allows county residents to find out more about calls for service in his community.

Want more information about crime in your community?

If you live in unincorporated Lane County or Veneta, Creswell or the outskirts of Cottage Grove, you can now go online and keep track of the calls in your area answered by the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

Sexual assaults on campus: 'The crime I committed'

Sexual assaults on campus: 'The crime I committed' »Play Video
"If no words such as 'yes' or 'sure' are said beforehand, it is nonconsensual. It's as simple as that," the author wrote. The letter was written as part of the student's punishment.

The letter seems directed toward college men, warning them of the consequences of such actions.

"I am writing this article from home, meaning that I am no longer attending UO at this time," the anonymous author wrote, "because of the crime I committed."

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story

State of Oregon on legal marijuana: 'We have been preparing for what lies ahead'

State of Oregon on legal marijuana: 'We have been preparing for what lies ahead' »Play Video
Side-by-side comparison of the provisions of the Oregon, Washington and Colorado recreational marijuana laws, courtesy Oregon Liquor Control Commission

The state agency that controls liquor sales now must create a framework for a legal marijuana marketplace after Oregon voters approved Measure 91.

Measure 91 requires the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to begin accepting marijuana sales license applications no later than Jan. 4, 2016.

That means legal pot shops could be more than a year away.

However, when the measure goes into effect on July 1, 2015, an individual can possess up to a half pound of marijuana per household and grow up to 4 plants per residence in Oregon. 

Every 15 Minutes: 'A life-changing situation'

Every 15 Minutes: 'A life-changing situation' »Play Video
Paramedics and firefighters staged a car crash to help drive home the impact of driving impaired.

Someone in the United States is killed as the result of an alcohol-related car crash every 15 minutes, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The Every 15 Minutes program at Mohawk High School tried to drive that home Tuesday.