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Local Veterans swim free on Mondays at Tamarack Pool: 'It gives us all a social network' Veterans swim free on Mondays at Tamarack Pool: 'It gives us all a social network'
Local veterans will be making a splash at a South Eugene pool for free each Monday thanks to a new grant.

The Oregon Country Fair grant does give vets a free aerobic activity at Tamarack Pool, but one former military man said he hopes the program will bring waves of change to the often troubled veteran community.

Studies from the Oregon Health Authority show that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. It also shows that the state's returning service men and women have higher suicide rates.

“It gives us all a social network. And that's important for everyone,” said Ted Vasquez, a disabled Vietnam War vet.
National & World Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September
The chief executive in charge of the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan's symptoms were incorrectly diagnosed, issued a public apology.

A full-page ad appeared in the Sunday editions of the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers. In the letter, c-e-o Barclay Berdan said Texas Presbyterian "made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge."

UO announces $2 billion fundraising campaign

UO announces $2 billion fundraising campaign

The University of Oregon is offering two new scholarships to students who have worked hard through high school. If you qualify, the money is automatically awarded to in-state students.

FBI seeks robber who hit three Western Oregon banks in two days

FBI seeks robber who hit three Western Oregon banks in two days
The FBI is looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Western Oregon on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.

The FBI is searching for a man who robbed three Western Oregon banks in two days. In all three robberies the man demanded money from a bank teller and walked out with cash.

SUV lands in creek channel after slipping into gear

SUV lands in creek channel after slipping into gear
A driver knocked her Nissan Armada SUV into gear Friday as she climbed out of the car, sending the rig through a fence into the channelized Amazon Creek at 17th and Willamette. No one was injured.

A driver knocked her Nissan Armada SUV into gear Friday as she climbed out of the car, sending the rig through a fence into the channelized Amazon Creek at 17th and Willamette. No one was injured.

Ducks face Huskies on eve of 20th anniversary of The Pick

Ducks face Huskies on eve of 20th anniversary of The Pick »Play Video

The Dawgs come to Autzen with new head coach Chris Petersen - a former Duck coach who twice beat the Ducks while head coach of the Boise State Broncos.

The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

The game comes days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Oct. 22, 1994, showdown between the two teams.

In that game, Oregon cornerback Kenny Wheaton intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, sealing a Duck victory.

The play, known as The Pick, is celebrated as a turning point in the program's history.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more game day news - and an interview with Kenny Wheaton

Woman indicted on Murder by Abuse in death of 87-year-old mother

Woman indicted on Murder by Abuse in death of 87-year-old mother »Play Video
Vana Boren in court on Friday, October 17

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141016boren330.jpgNORTH BEND, Ore. - A woman faces charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter in the death of her 87-year-old mother.

The Coos County Grand Jury indicted Vana Gaye Boren, 54, on Wednesday. She faced arraignment on the charges Friday.

The charges allege that, between the start of the year and March 9, Boren caused the death of her mother, Willa Faye Boren, "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life," the district attorney said.

Murder by Abuse carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

Manslaughter is punishable by at least 10 years and as many as 20 years.

New facility opens November 1, replaces Johnson Unit

New facility opens November 1, replaces Johnson Unit »Play Video

PeaceHealth is preparing to open a new in-patient behavioral service unit on 11th and Alder with 35 private rooms and expanded health programs.

The new unit is set to open November 1.

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar »Play Video

The ebola scare at the Pentagon on Friday came after a woman who'd been on a bus vomited then said she'd been in West Africa.

Meanwhile in the Caribbean, a Dallas health worker was still quarantined in her room aboard a Carnival cruise ship after admitting she handled an ebola specimen before setting sail.