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Local Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested
Sheriff's deputies arrested a Green District couple early Wednesday morning, after authorities say a toddler was brought into the hospital with meth in her system.

On Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm, officials say Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.
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Dental student assisting at White Bird Clinic robbed

Dental student assisting at White Bird Clinic robbed »Play Video
If you stole some funky looking glasses from this apartment, you robbed people in need of a dental student's help at the White Bird Clinic.

Julia Allen is a dental student at Arizona University of Oral Medicine. 

She has been volunteering at the White Bird Dental Clinic in Eugene as she prepares to take her medical exams.
 
Allen, along with a handful of other fourth-year students from across the country, assist doctors in serving underprivileged patients of Lane County.
 
In return for their service, the future doctors are provided with an apartment downtown.

But after returning to Eugene on Saturday, Allen discovered her home had been robbed.


EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day

EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day »Play Video
Earth Day at Kennedy Middle School

Students at Kennedy Middle School participated in a variety of Earth Day activities Tuesday.

One of the class sessions showed students the power of wind. Students built their own windmills, then tested their strength against a fan.

Tim Whitley with EWEB said it's important to teach students of all ages the importance of renewable energy sources.

Home warranties spend a decade in dumps on Angie's List

Home warranties spend a decade in dumps on Angie's List »Play Video
Lindsay Ohmer received a home warranty when she bought her house and she says it came in handy when the heat went out over the winter.

For 10 years in a row, home warranty companies have been the worst-graded category on Angie's List.

A home warranty typically covers the major systems and appliances in a home for one year after the sale.

It's often included with the purchase of a home, but many homeowners don't fully examine the documents at closing - filing them away until they need repair help. 

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban »Play Video

The voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is headed to federal court this week in Eugene.

Advocates in favor of overturning the ban planned a vigil outside the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's court hearing.

Clark Compton, one of the speakers at the vigil, said his daughter is a lesbian and therefore barred from marrying in Oregon.

"Love matters to everybody and all the committed same-sex couples in the state deserve the right to marry," he said.

Water main break disrupts service to Corvallis, OSU campus

Water main break disrupts service to Corvallis, OSU campus
The water main break flooded downtown streets and knocked out service to homes, businesses and the Oregon State campus

A water main break downtown knocked out service to the Oregon State campus and parts of Corvallis, causing low and even no water pressure in homes and residence halls.

Woman arrested in Eugene charged with southern Oregon murder

A woman arrested in Eugene earlier this month on a probation violation now faces murder charges.

A grand jury indicted Jacquelyn Kelly Novack, 38, of Murphy, Ore., on April 18 on charges of Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

The investigation started April 2 with a report in Grants Pass of a missing person who was believed to be deceased, Oregon State Police said.

The Josephine County Major Crimes Team took over the case on April 7 and worked with state police in Roseburg and Springfield on the investigation. State police from Springfield arrested Novak in Eugene April 9 on a probation violation.

The same day, police located human remains at a remote campsite in the Sunny Valley area, between Myrtle Creek and Grants Pass.

Witnesses to take the stand in day 2 of Taylor murder trial

Witnesses to take the stand in day 2 of Taylor murder trial »Play Video

David Ray Taylor stands accused of murdering a Eugene man and then taking the man’s car to rob a bank in Mapleton.

The defense maintains that the murder was orchestrated by two accomplices to the robbery, and Taylor was not involved in the death of Celestino Gutierrez, 22, of Eugene.

Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors

Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors »Play Video
A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son has inspired a little boy to go on a mission to help save lives. The eight-year-old from Texas had been saving his money to buy a Playstation 4 -- but the deadly fire changed his mind. Brian New reports.