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Local Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58 Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58
A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Highway 58 about 8 miles east of Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said.

Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence

Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence »Play Video
Alexis Lawrence

Alexis Lawrence anxiously waited for the announcement Monday evening.

"I was at home with the rest of my roommates and we had a couple of friends over while watching CNN, patiently awaiting for the decision of the verdict," said Lawrence, a member of the Black Student Union. 

When the news broke that a grand jury declined to indict a police officer of any criminal conduct in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lawrence felt disappointed.

"We were all very sad, tears began to run from our faces," she said. "We were just really ashamed with how our justice system works in America."

Woman chasing dog hit, killed by freight train

Woman chasing dog hit, killed by freight train »Play Video
Witnesses told police the woman was chasing her dog when she was hit and killed by a train.

A woman died after being hit by a train as she tried to catch her dog as it ran across the tracks Monday night, Eugene Police said.

Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Shannon Rae Essick after making a public appeal for help.

Police: Homeowner shoots returning thief’s SUV with shotgun

Police: Homeowner shoots returning thief’s SUV with shotgun »Play Video
Salem resident Bradley Russell stands in the bushes outside his house, where he waited early Tuesday morning for thieves to return and steal from his home.

A thief hit a homeowner in the leg with an SUV early Monday morning as the man was pointing a shotgun at the vehicle to stop him from driving off, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

Busy week at Eugene Airport; TSA says leave fake bombs, real drugs at home

Busy week at Eugene Airport; TSA says leave fake bombs, real drugs at home »Play Video
The Eugene Airport

If you are flying this Thanksgiving or expect guests arriving by plane, be prepared: about 14,000 people will travel through the Eugene Airport this week.

“Thanksgiving is one of our busiest travel times here at the Eugene Airport,” said Tim Doll, Eugene Airport Director. “Our entire team here at EUG is ready for the influx of passengers.”

The busiest day is forecast to be Sunday, November 30, with nearly 1,600 departing passengers. An average day sees 1,280 passenger.

'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?'

'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?' »Play Video

While the kids are shaking their bodies, they're also shaking away their troubles.

Sparkplug Dance founder Rachael Carnes teaches the program at the Relief Nursery.

She said they're teaching kids how to express their emotions, especially the negative ones, in a healthy manner.

O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive

O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive »Play Video

Sen. Ron Wyden and athlete volunteers from the University of Oregon joined St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday.

The charity plans to feed thousands of low-income familes in Springfield and Eugene by providing them with turkey or ham plus other fixings for a holiday dinner.

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No criminal indictments in Ferguson police shooting case

No criminal indictments in Ferguson police shooting case »Play Video

A grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the county's top prosecutor said.

The grand jury heard all of the evidence in the case.

The prosecutor said the 24-hour news cycle - and social media - made the investigation difficult.

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Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage

Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage