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Local Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable' Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'
Eugene Police said they’ve started an undercover social media sting operation to catch sexual predators, and their results are eye-opening.

Detectives posted on a social media site as an underage teen on Friday morning. Within 3 hours they received 85 texts from different numbers, all from people hoping to meet up with who they thought was a young female.

“If they're responding to these ads, they've done it before. That's the worry. That there's children being victimized and we're just scratching the surface,” said Sgt. McKee.

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements »Play Video
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

Reports state the teenager accused of raping a woman near Autzen Stadium on Saturday night was visiting Eugene to watch an Oregon Ducks football game through the Washington County Juvenile Department.

The trip was part of a program that helps youth develop life skills and positive goals through pro-social activities, Department Director Lynne Schroeder said.

The University of Oregon Athletic Department couldn't confirm if they were aware that the supervised group of 12 troubled teens was visiting the Ducks game. Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens said there are a number of different people the group could have called to notify the university.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madalyn Ardueser

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madalyn Ardueser »Play Video

Local golfer Madalyn Ardueser, a two-time 5A Girl's District Champion, was recently chosen to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.


Ardueser was chosen for the official champions tour event by national panel of judges who evaluated golfers on playing ability and a comprehension of life skills.


“It's one of the best courses in the world, you know, and I've heard so many great things about it, like the scenery. I've also heard it's really tough. So it will be a great challenge i can't wait,” said Ardueser.

Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded

 Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught redhanded »Play Video
If you hate to see people litter, you may love this story of a biker who chases litterbugs and throws their trash back at them. She's become an anti-litter superhero. The question is, is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.

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 »Play Video

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. 

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 »Play Video

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.

2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved'

2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' »Play Video

The University of Oregon’s President's Review Panel held its second session responding to a number of sexual assaults and rapes near campus on Tuesday, just three days after a woman was allegedly raped near Autzen Stadium.

The sessions ask for public input on how the university can better respond to and prevent sexual crimes on campus.

Natural Grocers comes to Eugene next week

Natural Grocers comes to Eugene next week »Play Video

Local shoppers are a week away from getting another option in their organic and natural food sources.

Natural Grocers is set to open its doors in Eugene on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000

Man pays it forward to the tune of $1,000 »Play 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.