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Local Albertsons: Card data could be compromised after system hack (New) Albertsons: Card data could be compromised after system hack
Data from shoppers who used a credit or debit card at Albertsons or Supervalu stores may have been compromised after a hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.

The stores said that in August or early September, some malicious software was installed on the networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores.

In a press release, Albertsons said the malware "may have captured account numbers, expiration date, other numerical information and/or the cardholder’s name" in more than a dozen states.
Local Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us' Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us' (Video)
It’s been nearly 20 years since Ronda Hatefi lost her older brother to his gambling addiction.

Shortly after her brother Bobby’s death, she started the organization Oregonians For Gambling Awareness, and petitioned Oregon's governor to proclaim September 29 as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day.

The state has honored the day for the last 19 years, and Hatefi said she’s found a way to celebrate her brother's life.

Driver flees after hitting and killing man with vehicle near Dorena Lake, State Police said

A driver fled after striking and killing a pedestrian with a car Saturday night near Dorena Lake east of Cottage Grove, and now State Police is asking for your help in finding the suspect.

Troopers responded to reports that a man, later identified as Reuben Orr, 39, of Eugene, was found deceased on Shoreview Drive at around 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

Medical examiners determined Orr was lying in the road near the centerline, and was not standing when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the area, Sgt. Alan Gilbert said.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call State Police at (800) 452-7888.

Firefighters use oxygen on hamsters rescued from blaze

Firefighters use oxygen on hamsters rescued from blaze
Photos courtesy of the Lacey Fire Department.
Firefighters were forced to dig through their "pet emergency pocket guides" on Friday when they rescued a family of hamsters from a burning mobile home in Lacey.

Police increase patrols on U of O students' first week back: 'It’s about being safe'

Police increase patrols on U of O students' first week back: 'It’s about being safe'

As students start heading back to the University of Oregon campus, law enforcement officers are increasing their alcohol patrols both on the roads and in the neighborhoods around campus.

The patrols are aimed at making sure students stay responsible while having fun this school year, the University of Oregon and Eugene Police Departments said.

UOPD spokesperson Kelly McIver said the buddy system is the best way to stay safe in party situations.

“Don't try to guess and make that judgment on their own or leave someone alone if they're not capable of enough to speak well or walk well,” said Mciver.

LCC drug take back event: 'So it's disposed of properly'

Having unused medications in the home can lead to a number of problems, like having them accidentally ingested, stolen, misused and abused.

According to the National Survey on Drug and Health, 6.5 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2013. The Drug Enforcement Agency said 20,000 people died in 2011 from prescription medication overdoses.

Lane Community College partnered with the DEA to help lower these statistics by participating in the national drug take back event.

Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call

Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call

A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU showed that Oregonians back legalizing recreational marijuana, with 44 percent of likely voters supporting it and 40 percent opposed. But the razor-thin margin and wide disparity of support among demographics means turnout could end up deciding whether it passes.

Roseburg 'Need in Weed' event helps California fire victims

Roseburg 'Need in Weed' event helps California fire victims »Play Video
Roseburg resident donates food and cash at Need in Weed event.

Area radio stations, with the help of Roseburg Forest Products and United Community Action Network (UCAN), held a food drive called 'Need in Weed' Friday at the Sherm's Thunderbird grocery store in Roseburg. Dozens of Douglas County residents stopped by to donate essentials like canned food and basic toiletries.

Motorcycle crash slows traffic on I-5 north of Coburg

A crash is blocking northbound traffic on Interstate 5 late Friday morning about six miles north of Coburg.

The crash involves a motorcycle; no word from officials on if anyone was hurt in the crash.