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Civic Saved: City says Alliance raised $4 million to purchase stadium

Civic Saved: City says Alliance raised $4 million to purchase stadium
An artist's rendition of Eugene Civic Stadium restored for use as a soccer field and grandstands.

First-grader Leo Rickard raised $84 by asking friends and family to chip in to save Civic Stadium in lieu of birthday gifts.

Leo's donation - and $4 million-worth of others like it - have put the Eugene Civic Alliance in a position to complete the purchase of Civic Stadium from the Eugene 4J School District, the City of Eugene announced Friday.

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State AG temporarily suspends investigation into Kitzhaber, Hayes

State AG temporarily suspends investigation into Kitzhaber, Hayes
FILE -- Former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said federal investigators have asked her to suspend her investigation into former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, while they conduct their own.

Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital

Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital »Play Video
The deteriorating copper canisters that once held the cremains now sit empty, the ashes transferred to ceramic tubes embedded along a memorial wall.

Brad Black and his wife were tracing their family tree through an online ancestry site when they learned his great grandfather had been committed to the Oregon State Hospital in 1930.

"We didn't know how he got there, how long he has been there," he said. "One thing led to another, we went on the website and took a look and there was Great Grandpa Elwood - he was there, you know, number 3009."

Black's family is not alone: The ashes of more than 3,400 people are still at the hospital.

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Police rescue lost dog

Police rescue lost dog

Officers who responded to a road rage situation Friday morning wound up rescuing a lost dog.

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.