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National & World US experiencing surge in flu cases US experiencing surge in flu cases (Video)
The nation is experiencing a surge in flu cases - and so far it appears to be worse than last year.

A week ago, flu was widespread in 4 states. Now there are 29 states experiencing rampant flu outbreaks.

Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws?

Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? »Play Video
From December 2012 through 2013, LTD public safety officers handed out 230 exclusions preventing people from riding the bus for breaking rules. In the past 12 months, they have issued 437.

Lane Transit District may transform its public safety officers into peace officers, able to enforce state and local laws.

"This gives us the opportunity, if the board chooses to give the general manager the authority to designate them as peace officers, and ability to step up the level of enforcement in terms of citations that can be written," said Andy Vobora with LTD.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer

Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer »Play Video

Griffin Meyer is a senior point guard on the Elmira High School Falcons basketball team.

Griffin is considered the team's leader and says expectations are high this season for his team.

He also plays soccer and baseball for Elmira.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Pacific fire hose aimed at Northwest

Pacific fire hose aimed at Northwest

Here comes the rain again.

And again. And again.

The National Weather Service in Portland says the threat of flooding will increase Saturday night through Monday as the "atmospheric river" brings warm, moist air to the Pacific Northwest.

Ceremony honors memory of Major Thomas Egan

Ceremony honors memory of Major Thomas Egan »Play Video

Thomas Egan earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.

He retired from the Oregon National Guard in 1991 with the rank of major after two decades of service.

And he froze to death on the streets of Eugene on a December night where the mercury had plunged to 15 F.

Hotties & Hounds for Hope Calendar now available

Hotties & Hounds for Hope Calendar now available »Play Video

The makers of the Hotties and Hounds for Hope Calendar are hoping to raise money and cancer awareness through Bark for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Gift ideas for the gardener in your life

Gift ideas for the gardener in your life

People now have one week to find a gift before Christmas.

This week in the garden, we'll look at some gift ideas you can give to the gardener in your life.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Ducks shake off shooting slump, beat Cal State Northridge, 79-56

Ducks shake off shooting slump, beat Cal State Northridge, 79-56
Oregon Ducks Dillon Brooks (#24) tries to keep the ball in play while on defense against the Cal State Northridge Matadors. The Ducks defeated the Matadors 79-56. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

The Ducks used a strong shooting performance in the first half Wednesday night to beat the Matadors of Cal State Northridge, 79-56.

Suspect in Portland pipe bomb case has a history of fleeing police

Suspect in Portland pipe bomb case has a history of fleeing police »Play Video
Neal Allen Panschow, 43, is 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. Police consider him armed and dangerous. (Portland Police)

A man police consider armed and dangerous after someone tossed four pipe bombs out of his car at police remains on the run.

And he's done it several times before, including a 2006 chase in Benton County.

8 Secrets of Disneyland

8 Secrets of Disneyland
Who says you can't have a fancy table service meal at Disneyland? Celebrate a special occasion or just getting through the day alive wt the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street within the park. The movie palace has the likes of angus burgers, flank steak and scaloppini on their menu.

Almost everyone has been to Disneyland at least once, and you probably have a routine down: check in to hotel, ride Splash Mountain, wait in line for Indiana Jones, and get a corn dog. Next time you're at the Happiest Place on Earth, toss away your routine and pick up this list of secretly (and kind of refined) alternatives.