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Local Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' (Photo Gallery)
When the Spirit Squad performs at Thurston High School, everyone is on their feet.

Students are singing along, clapping their hands. Labels dissapear, and the school becomes one.

The Spirit Squad started 4 years ago when a student, Heidi Brown, decided to put it together for her senior project.

The team is made up of special needs students coached by student leaders.

Meet the Spirit Squad #LiveOnKMTR Thursday, January 29, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.
Prep Athlete 'It's my last year to make a difference, so that's what I'm going to try to do' (New) 'It's my last year to make a difference, so that's what I'm going to try to do'
While a lot of the spotlight at South Eugene High School is on Eli Lininger, Mason Green-Richards has been playing alongside Lininger for many years.

This season, the silent scorer has turned into a vocal leader on and off the court.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Court holds preliminary hearings on Springfield murder case

Court holds preliminary hearings on Springfield murder case »Play Video
Gerald Strebendt (left) faces murder charges in the slaying of David Crofut (right). Strebendt has claimed self defense in the shooting.

A mixed martial arts fighter and former sniper accused of shooting a man dead still claims self-defense as he faces trial for murder.

Neighbors question proposal to build home on Bandon's South Jetty

Neighbors question proposal to build home on Bandon's South Jetty »Play Video

A proposal to build a home was brought before Bandon's Planning Commission last week, but when community members opposed the project, they opened up a written comment period.

Looking for a job? Eugene Police salaries start at $54K

Looking for a job? Eugene Police salaries start at $54K
Sergeant Larry Crompton of the Eugene police Department speaks with protesters on Friday afternoon as the city put up a fence aroud Whoville. "As long as the intent is lawful, we are held to answer," Crompton said. Alan Sylvestre, Oregon News Lab

Looking for a new career? Maybe you should consider being a Eugene Police officer. The department is hosting a Career Night on Wednesday.

UO says it has 22,000 emails back from professor

UO says it has 22,000 emails back from professor

The University of Oregon says a professor returned the 22,000 emails between 4 University presidents and students, staff and parents that the Presidents Office described as "unlawfully released."

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam faces financial challenges

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam faces financial challenges »Play Video

The Boys & Girls Clubs in Sweet Home and Lebanon merged in 2009.

But the Sweet Home club has been operating at an overall loss since 2004 and soon will not be able to support services due to a lack of local funding.

Man hit by car near Gateway Mall dies

Man hit by car near Gateway Mall dies »Play Video

A car collided with a pedestrian near Gateway Mall Monday morning just after 9:30 a.m.

The pedestrian died later in the day from his injuries.