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Local Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Suicide pact: 'About 20 first names, but again all in the same handwriting'

Suicide pact: 'About 20 first names, but again all in the same handwriting'
A copy of the letter sent home with students Thursday

A suicide pact circulated by a middle school student was inspired by a movie with a plot line similar to the 1978 Jonestown massacres, the school district said Friday.

Criminal charges are not expected to be filed.

'When somebody accesses something like a hatchet or a sword or any weapon in their trunk, it's concerning'

'When somebody accesses something like a hatchet or a sword or any weapon in their trunk, it's concerning'

A driver grabbed a hatchet while having a verbal and non-verbal exchange with another driver about a questionable lane change Friday morning, Eugene Police said.

Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes

Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes
Oregon Ducks Jillian Alleyne (#14) races to the ball against Cal Golden Bears Penina Davidson (#12). Cal Golden Bears defeated the Oregon Ducks 79 to 59 Thursday night in Matt Knight Arena. Jillian Alleyne who earned a double-double scored 33 of her team’s 59 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Pam Cressall, Oregon News Lab

The Ducks lost their fourth straight game, this one Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena to the Golden Bears, 74-59.

The loss closed the door on a potential post-season WNIT appearance. In order to compete in the tournament, the Ducks would have had to win the two final games of their regular season and reach the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

School warns parents of student 'suicide pact'

School warns parents of student 'suicide pact' »Play Video
A copy of the letter sent home with students Thursday

A middle school student asked classmates to sign a "suicide pact," according to a letter the school principal sent home with students Thursday.

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out'

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out' »Play Video

Suspects fleeing police crashed in front of a local brewery Wednesday afternoon.

Officers then had to chase down the three suspects on foot.

Police took Sarah Erickson, 34; Matthew Olson, 25; and a 17-year-old into custody.