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National & World Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000 (New) Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000 (Video)
A random act of kindness in Texas. Employees at the Chick-Fil-A say a man handed over one thousand dollars to pay for other people's meals. There apparently was no motive behind it, just the chance to help brighten someone's day. Matthew Torres has the story.
Local Teen charged with rape near Autzen Stadium on probation, visiting Eugene in supervised group Teen charged with rape near Autzen Stadium on probation, visiting Eugene in supervised group (Photo Gallery)
The teenager being charged with raping a woman near Autzen Stadium Saturday night will be tried as an adult, the Lane County District Attorney's Office said.

Jamie Alfredo Tinoco, 17, was arraigned Monday after he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium Saturday night, the Eugene Police Department said. Tinoco faces multiple charges including first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping.

Tinoco was in Eugene with a group of 12 juveniles and four supervising adults from Washington County.
Local Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store
Armed law enforcement officers arrested a homicide suspect Tuesday afternoon after police found a woman dead at the Fast Stop convenience store earlier that morning, Roseburg Police said.

John Flannigan, 27, of Roseburg, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on murder charges Tuesday afternoon shortly after officers served a search warrant at his house off SE Ohio Street.

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates
Satellite image from NASA.gov shows smoke patterns over Oregon on Monday, Sept. 15 2014.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels for many parts of Oregon's Willamette Valley as wildfire smoke drifted south from the 36 Pit Fire.

Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say

Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say

A teenage suspect is in custody after a he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium last night, the Eugene Police Department said.

Officers said the victim was taken to the hospital with facial wounds after she reported she was raped Saturday night on the south side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Leo Harris Parkway.

A K-9 unit led officers to a 17-year-old suspect hiding in the brush near the pathway to the Autzen footbridge, Eugene Police Sgt. Ryan Molony said.

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated
A still image from video shot from KATU's Chopper 2 on Monday morning.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels and people were evacuated from their homes as the 36 Pit fire near Estacada grew to 2,300 acres on Monday morning.

Peterson child abuse case raises the question, is corporal punishment acceptable?

Peterson child abuse case raises the question, is corporal punishment acceptable?

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last week on a felony charge of child abuse for using a switch to spank his son.


Peterson's layer, Rusty Hardin, spoke out in the player's defense, stating "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas."


The allegations raised an interesting discussion on social media. Is Corporal punishment acceptable?

Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside

Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside
Tamela Mae Trine, 23

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A teenager and toddler were sleeping in an SUV when an intoxicated woman stole the vehicle from a Safeway parking lot Saturday afternoon, Springfield Police said.

The incident started at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday when a woman, later identified as Tamela Trice, 23, of Springfield, stole an SUV with a 17-year-old and a 2-year-old sleeping in the car, Springfield Police Sergeant Kirkpatrick said.

Trice crashed into a fence in the Coin Laundry parking lot, got out of the car and tried to wipe her fingerprints from the steering wheel, Sgt. Kirkpatrick said, leaving the teenager and the 2-year-old unharmed in the car.

Thanks to a couple of observant witnesses at Safeway, police found Trice's address by tracing the plates of the van she drove to the store.

Trice was booked at the Lane County Jail on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUII, resisting arrest and two counts of reckless endangering.

Toxic blue-green algae found in Tenmile Lakes

Toxic blue-green algae found in Tenmile Lakes
File photo of Tenmile lake, located about 8 miles south of Reedsport off Highway 101.

A health advisory is in effect for the Tenmile Lakes south of Reedsport after the Oregon Health Authority reported high levels of toxic blue-green algae in the water.

Cell tower fire near Thurston High sends up smoky plume

Cell tower fire near Thurston High sends up smoky plume

A cell phone tower caught fire near Thurston High School Saturday afternoon, sending a plume of smoke high above the Colts' sports fields.

Oregon still in 'critical fire danger', red flag warning extended

Oregon still in 'critical fire danger', red flag warning extended
Willamette National Forest photo of a firefighter working the Deception Creek Complex.

Forecasters extended a red flag warning through Tuesday morning as a lingering system creates critically dry fuels and extreme fire danger in Western Oregon.

Forest Service: Target practice sparks 1,000 acre fire near Mt. Hood

Forest Service: Target practice sparks 1,000 acre fire near Mt. Hood »Play Video
A photo shows smoke from the burning fire near Highway 224 where the 36 Pit Fire has grown to over 1,000 acres since starting Sept. 13 in the Mt. Hood National Forest. (David Proctor)

The fast-growing 36 Pit Fire is burning an estimated 1,000 acres of grass and timber in the Mt. Hood National Forest, about 10 miles southeast of Estacada, U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.