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Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.

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Are there too many tanning salons near college campuses?

Are there too many tanning salons near college campuses? »Play Video

The typical college campus has classrooms, favorite hangouts - and even tanning salons.

A new study found 12 percent of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. have tanning facilities located right on campus.

More than 40 percent have tanning beds in off-campus housing, and it's almost always a free perk for tenants.

Dermatologists say ultraviolet radiation -- from both the sun and tanning beds -- is responsible for a recent rise in deadly melanoma in young people.

The Indoor Tanning Association disagrees.

Coos Bay woman charged with DUII after crash near Corvallis

A Coos Bay woman was driving drunk when her car drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit another vehicle Tuesday night, seriously injuring herself and the other driver, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.

Initial investigation into rocket explosion finds no pollution

Initial investigation into rocket explosion finds no pollution »Play Video
An aerial view of the Wallops Island launch facilities taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team Oct. 29 following the failed launch attempt of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket Oct. 28. (NASA/Terry Zaperach)

The Wallops Incident Response Team completed an initial assessment Wednesday of Tuesday evening's catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff.

Halloween spirit haunts Cottage Grove

Halloween spirit haunts Cottage Grove »Play Video

In just two days, kids dressed up as vampires, witches and zombies will hit the streets to load up on sweets.

And the town of Cottage Grove is well prepared for a big celebration. | Halloween in Eugene

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Woman accused of robbing Florence bank

Woman accused of robbing Florence bank
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, courtesy Florence Police

A woman faces charges of robbery, theft and menacing after police say she robbed a bank inside a grocery store.

2014 Oregon Ballot Drop Sites

Elections officials say Thursday is the last day to pop your ballot in the mail, and postmarks don't count. Here's where you can take your ballot so that your vote counts.

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii »Play Video

Lava creeping across the big island of Hawaii is within 70 yards of homes, and could consume the structures within the next day.


Residents of the big island have been watching the steady flow for months, hoping it would change course.


Now dozens are on alert for a mandatory evacuation while many have already voluntarily left.

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

A rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded after liftoff Tuesday in Virginia. No one is believed to have been injured. The cause is under investigaiton.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Cygnus capsule holds 5,000 pounds of cargo for NASA, including 32 mini research satellites, a meteor tracker, and a tank of high-pressure nitrogen to replenish a vestibule used by spacewalking astronauts.