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Covered Bridge festival in Cottage Grove

Covered Bridge festival in Cottage Grove

Lane County has the largest collection of covered bridges west of the Mississippi. To celebrate the cultural claim to fame, Cottage Grove hosts an annual festival dedicated to the covered bridge.

Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'

Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'
Eugene Police have arrested eight people since starting their sexual predator sting in July. The arrests include Jorge Guzman Tapia who was arrested in a sting Friday, Sept. 19. He was not booked into the Lane County Jail when this story was published.

Eugene Police said they’ve started an undercover social media sting operation to catch sexual predators, and their results are eye-opening.

Detectives posted on a social media site as an underage teen on Friday morning. Within 3 hours they received 85 texts from different numbers, all from people hoping to meet up with who they thought was a young female.

“If they're responding to these ads, they've done it before. That's the worry. That there's children being victimized and we're just scratching the surface,” said Sgt. McKee.

Oregon Schools hit by fake school supply company scam

School across the nation have been getting requests from a fake company that has been linked to fraudulent billings, the Oregon School Boards Association said.

The company called Scholastic School Supply has been sending requests for purchasing data to school districts in Oregon. Those requests have later been linked to a string of fraudulent billings. 

2 patients at Seattle Children's confirmed to have Enterovirus

2 patients at Seattle Children's confirmed to have Enterovirus

Seattle Children's Hospital announced Friday that two children have tested positive for the uncommon Enterovirus D-68 strain.

The hospital says the two children had preexisting conditions that exacerbated their condition but were stable enough to be discharged from the hospital earlier this week.

"Confirmation of these cases indicates that EV-D68 is likely in our communities and that we can expect to see additional cases over the coming weeks," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology at Public Health - Seattle & King County. "But we can’t predict at this time how severe or how long an EV-D68 outbreak might be locally."

GoPro Headcam shoots robbery

GoPro Headcam shoots robbery »Play Video
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

UO professor launches study to find rate of campus sex assaults

UO professor launches study to find rate of campus sex assaults »Play Video
University of Oregon psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd launched a one-of-a-kind survey to provide scientific data on the rates of sexual assault and harassment at UO.

University of Oregon psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd, who consults the White House on sexual violence, has been studying the topic for more than 20 years. She also knows college sports, serving on UO’s intercollegiate athletics committee.

Rescue divers called to car in creek, find body near Cottage Grove

Rescue divers called to car in creek, find body near Cottage Grove

Search and rescue divers found a deceased person in Wilson Creek Thursday morning after a passerby reported that a car had crashed into the river along London Road, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements »Play Video
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

Reports state the teenager accused of raping a woman near Autzen Stadium on Saturday night was visiting Eugene to watch an Oregon Ducks football game through the Washington County Juvenile Department.

The trip was part of a program that helps youth develop life skills and positive goals through pro-social activities, Department Director Lynne Schroeder said.

The University of Oregon Athletic Department couldn't confirm if they were aware that the supervised group of 12 troubled teens was visiting the Ducks game. Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens said there are a number of different people the group could have called to notify the university.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madalyn Ardueser

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madalyn Ardueser »Play Video

Local golfer Madalyn Ardueser, a two-time 5A Girl's District Champion, was recently chosen to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.


Ardueser was chosen for the official champions tour event by national panel of judges who evaluated golfers on playing ability and a comprehension of life skills.


“It's one of the best courses in the world, you know, and I've heard so many great things about it, like the scenery. I've also heard it's really tough. So it will be a great challenge i can't wait,” said Ardueser.

Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded

 Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded »Play Video
If you hate to see people litter, you may love this story of a biker who chases litterbugs and throws their trash back at them. She's become an anti-litter superhero. The question is, is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.