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Movember This Movember, vote Ty This Movember, vote Ty (Photo Gallery)
No, KMTR didn't move to Washington state - but former Olympia resident and NewsSource 16 anchor Ty Steele is in the running for Movember honors in a friendly competition coordinated by the Today Show.

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee »Play Video
Lane County Public Works received the 2013 Project of the Year Award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association for work rebuilding a section of Sweet Creek Road. “This was a difficult project that started out with a retaining wall replacement and quickly became a bridge building project as we learned more about the site conditions,” said county engineer Bill Morgan.

A road advisory committee comprised of Lane County residents considered 28 different option to increase funding.

The committee found that increasing the annual vehicle registration fee by $35 was the most cost-efficient for the county and its residents.

The county proposes to split the revenues 60/40 with 12 cities within Lane County. The funds would be distributed based on population.

Officers ordered to take down Facebook photos using Portland badge to support Ferguson officer

Officers ordered to take down Facebook photos using Portland badge to support Ferguson officer »Play Video
Screen shot taken from Facebook

Portland Police ordered three of its officers to take down images from their personal Facebook page that used the bureau’s badge in support of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

'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. 14 Oregon beats No. 25 USC: 'I think this is perfect timing'

No. 14 Oregon beats No. 25 USC: 'I think this is perfect timing'
Martenne Bettendorf (#18) jumps for a kill in the fourth set past Ebony Nwanebu (#7) making the score 4-3. Bettendorf earned 22 kills for the match, leading the team offensively. The Ducks defeated USC 3-1 Sunday afternoon in their last game of the regular season at Matthew Knight Arena. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The No. 14 ranked Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 25 USC Trojans 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff: Man gave wife psychedelic mushroom tea

http://media.kmtr.com/images/Robert-Davis330.jpgA man tricked his wife into drinking tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, beat her up and threw her against a wood stove, and hung up the phone when she tried to call 911, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Davis, 51, faces charges of Assault IV Domestic, Causing Another Person to Ingest a Controlled Substance, and Interference with Making a Report, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies responed to a home on Fishtrap Road in response to a possible distrubance Friday evening just after 6.

Tar Heels beat Ducks at Matt Court, 76-59

Tar Heels beat Ducks at Matt Court, 76-59
North Carolina Tar Heels Latifah Coleman (#2) steals the ball from Oregon Ducks Lexi Bando (#10). The Tar Heels defeated the Ducks 76-59. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

They left all that they had out there on the floor, but it still wasn’t enough for the Oregon women’s basketball team to take down the No. 11 North Carolina Tar Heels, who left Eugene Sunday with a 76-59 victory.

Photos: Wiener dogs hustle at Seahawks halftime

Photos: Wiener dogs hustle at Seahawks halftime
At halftime of the Seattle Seahawks game agains the Arizona Cardinals, The 2014 Race For Rescue Wiener Dog races at CenturyLink Field took place. The Seattle Seahawks and PEMCO donated financially to a local rescue, Old Dog Haven and feature an adoptable dog in the race each year. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The 2014 Race For Rescue Wiener Dog races took place at halftime during the Seattle Seahawks / Arizona Cardinals game.

Start-up offers solution to doorstep package thefts

Start-up offers solution to doorstep package thefts »Play Video
It's a growing problem, especially during the holiday season. Thieves swiping packages directly from the doorsteps of homes. A San Francisco tech start-up has come up with a solution. Jonathan Bloom reports.