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Local UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults (Video)
During the last year, the University of Oregon has responded to reported sexual assaults and rape occurring near campus.

To address these reports, the U of O holding a public meeting Aug. 27 to gather input on how the college can better prevent and address the problems of sexual assaults.

For those that can’t attend or would prefer to remain anonymous can submit questions or comments online.
Local Brothers start lemonade stand to help cover $35,000 church organ repairs Brothers start lemonade stand to help cover $35,000 church organ repairs (Photo Gallery) (Video)
While some kids stake out on the street corner to turn lemonade into some summertime cash, these two brothers are working to restore a 108-year-old organ at an Albany church.

The organ at the Whitespires Berean Fellowship church has been out of commission since about 2006. It'll cost nearly $100,000 to repair the historic pipe organ, and the church is about $35,000 short.

That's where 6-year-old Peter and 4-year old Simon come in. They've held a few lemonade stands this year, squeezing out some extra cash for the repairs.

Hotel and conference center in Glenwood: 'What it's coming down to is information'

Hotel and conference center in Glenwood: 'What it's coming down to is information'

A hotel and conference center are still in the works for Glenwood, and county staff are working with Springfield city planners to determine how best to support the project. 

6 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Hwy 99 north of Beltline

6 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Hwy 99 north of Beltline
Oregon State Police photo

A motorcycle clipped a pickup truck that had just been hit by a car Tuesday nigh on Highway 99 north of Beltline.

The crashes injured 6 people, 4 of them seriously, Oregon State Police said.

Photos: Breathtaking pics of Earth from International Space Station

Photos: Breathtaking pics of Earth from International Space Station
A pop-up book for space travelers. Clouds reaching so high I couldn’t believe it. (Photo & Caption: Reid Wiseman, NASA)

Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky'

Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' »Play Video
"I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky."

Mark MacPherson kept one of the slugs and one of the shotgun pellets that tore holes through his van early Tuesday morning.

"I was sleeping right underneath it. It had to have gone right over my head," he said. "I had glass all over my face."

MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach.

The shooting killed one of the sleeping victims: David Jesse Hortman, 43, of Michigan.

Brimhall later shot and killed himself. His father was found shot to death about 50 miles away.

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self »Play Video
Law enforcement from multiple agencies have responded to at least two locations in Coos County after gunfire left 2 men dead, including the suspect. The victim's father is missing, and investigators are concerned he may have been harmed.

A man shot and killed a stranger sleeping in a car before turning the gun on himself early Tuesday morning, the district attorney said.

Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight

Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight »Play Video
Be prepared for delays overnight

The signs on Beltine notify drivers that change is coming August 19 along Delta Highway.

"Tonight the equipment will come out, materials will come out," said project manager Scott Gillespie, "and in the morning everything will be open to full traffic in the morning."
    
A crew of about two dozen will be working until 6 a.m. Wednesday building a new bridge expasnion on Goodpasture Island Road over Delta Highway.

Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames

Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames
A mother and her two children escaped the fire.

A mother and her two young children escaped a fire that put up 30-foot flames from the second story of a home early Tuesday morning.

Neighbors reported hearing what sounded like an “explosion” prior to observing fire, the Corvallis Fire Department said.

The Red Cross responded to assist the family.