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Local UO Senate Task Force issues recommendations to address sexual violence and survivor support on campus UO Senate Task Force issues recommendations to address sexual violence and survivor support on campus (Video)
The University of Oregon Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and survivor support on campus held a meeting Wednesday to give it's final set of recommendations to university officials.

Over the next two weeks the task force will host discussions for student and public feedback.

Task force co-chair Carol Stabile went through a list of over 20 recommendations split into three categories - critical policy change, prevention and education, and administrative changes.
National & World Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament
A Canadian soldier was shot and at least one gunman is confirmed dead after a shooting at the Parliament Building in Ottawa.

The attack began when the soldier was shot and killed while guarding a nearby war memorial. Witnesses said the gunman had long hair and his face covered.

Officials reported that the gunman was shot dead by Parliament Sergeant At Arms Kevin Vickers and police fanned out to figure out how many more shooters might be part of the attack.

"Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers

"Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers »Play Video
The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak. In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out -- empirically -- what makes a beer different from other beers. Matt Markovich reports the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour into their "Next Glass."

Halloween in Eugene: 'Have an ice cream sundae; carve a pumpkin'

A great big gourd that tips the scales at more than a thousand pounds is one of a few pumpkins at Fifth Street Public Market that'll go under the knife starting this weekend.

“One of our pumpkins is going to be Frankenstein this year,” Marketing Director Marissa Ooyevaar said. “Another one, as soon as one of our carvers saw it, he said, 'this looks like a pig.’”

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UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out'

UO video on preventing sexual violence: 'What's most important is that the messages get out' »Play Video
"It's On Us"

The University of Oregon has accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge, releasing a video at halftime of Saturday's football game against Washington.

The video features leaders in the University of Oregon community, including many athletes.

But the video doesn't include anyone from the Ducks Men's Basketball team, which has been at the forefront of the sexual assault discussion following allegations against 3 players last March.

'These airbags are defective': Is your car on the list?

'These airbags are defective': Is your car on the list? »Play Video

A safety device meant to save lives could be endangering them in certain cars.

"These airbags are defective," said David Friendman with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "and anyone who has any of these vehicles is at risk in a crash."

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists
The FBI is looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Western Oregon on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.

The FBI is searching for a man who robbed three Western Oregon banks in two days. In all three robberies the man demanded money from a bank teller and walked out with cash.

How low will gas prices go?

How low will gas prices go?
Photo taken October 21, 2014, in Eugene, Ore.

Prices at the pump are falling, driven by drops in crude oil prices, AAA Oregon said.

“Washington and Oregon have the fourth and fifth largest weekly drops in gas prices in the last week as both averages lose 14 cents, and both states are registering the largest drops in the last month with both averages down 40 cents in that timeframe,” said Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon/Idaho.

The national average for regular unleaded fell 9 cents this week to $3.09 a gallon.

Oregon’s average is down 14 cents to $3.36 per gallon, the lowest since February of this year.

2 youth football teams banned from playoffs after parents brawl

2 youth football teams banned from playoffs after parents brawl »Play Video
This image taken from smartphone video shows people trying to break up the brawl.

Two local youth football teams have been banned from the championship playoffs - and it has nothing to do with the actions of players. Police say it is all because of a melee that broke out between parents during a game

Myrtle Point woman stabbed in abdomen with large knife; cousin arrested

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141021simons-jason330.jpgA woman stabbed multiple times in the abdomen with a large knife underwent emergency surgery Tuesday morning.

Cheyenne Workman, 21, of Myrtle Point was rushed to Coquille Valley Hospital by Myrtle Point Ambulance.

Her cousin, Jason E Simons, 37, of Myrtle Point is being held on $1 million bail and charges of attempted murder.