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Local 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' (New) 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved'
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.
Local Injuries reported in multiple car crash on Eugene's Beltline Highway Injuries reported in multiple car crash on Eugene's Beltline Highway (Photo Gallery)
At least one person was hurt in a multiple car crash that blocked the eastbound lanes of Beltline Highway near the Northwest Expressway, Eugene Police officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.

By 8:40 a.m., the Oregon Department of Transportation reported minimal delays in the area.
National & World Goldfish surgery Goldfish surgery (Video)
George the goldfish lives to swim another day! The Australian goldfish was suffering from a giant tumor on his head. With the help of a skilled vet and lots of anesthetic-laced water, a prized pet keeps his place in the pond. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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.

Photos: No. 2 Oregon downs Wyoming Cowboys, 48-14

Photos: No. 2 Oregon downs Wyoming Cowboys, 48-14
Oregon Ducks quarterback and Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota (#8) rushes into the end zone for a score in the first half. Although Wyoming scored first in the game, at half the score stood at Oregon 27, Wyoming 7. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

The No. 2 ranked Ducks defeated the Wyoming Cowboys, 48-14, as Oregon played their third game this season at home in Autzen Stadium.

Watch a full wrap-up of the game in a special NewsSurce 16 broadcast #liveonKMTR after Notre Dame vs. Purdue (around 8 p.m.)

Eugene Police: 12-year-old reports man tried to get her into his van near Monroe MS

A 12-year-old girl said a man tried to lure her into his van Thursday afternoon while she was walking along Coburg Road near Monroe Middle School, Eugene Police said.

The girl told a school resource officer that a man was standing outside his van with the sliding side door open near the shopping center at Coburg and Willakenzie Roads, asking several times to give her a ride. She denied the man's repeated requests, left the area, and walked home safely. 

The student described the man as possibly white, in his mid-to-late 30s, about 6-feet tall with a thin build. He had short hair, balding on top with facial stubble.

Anyone with information is asked to call 541-682-5111.