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Local Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016 Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016 (Video)
Kitty Piercy won't run for a 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016.

"I think a 12-year run is a good run," she said.

The former school teacher and state lawmaker said she and her husband decided it's the right time to announce that she won't be running for re-election.

Voters first elected Piercy in 2004. She won re-election over challenger and former Mayor Jim Torrey in 2008 but cruised to a third term in 2012.

Looking back, Piercy said she can point with pride to several accomplishments.

Lower prices at pump fuel holiday travel

Lower prices at pump fuel holiday travel »Play Video

The holiday rush is on as the season of "going" shifts into high gear.

AAA says this holiday season will be the busiest ever, with as many as 98.6 million Americans taking a trip.

Some will fly; others will take a train.

But 9 out of 10 travelers will be packing up and hitting the road, many of those trips fueled by lower prices at the pump.

Sheriff: Man assaulted roommate with 6-foot spiral Christmas tree

http://media.kmtr.com/images/SEAN+MCFADDEN.jpgA man hit his roommate with a 6-foot spiral Christmas tree Sunday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said. 

Deputies arrested 24-year-old Sean Christopher McFadden on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.

He remained jailed Tuesday morning. 

Sgt. Carrie Carver said the 42-year-old victim suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

The victim said he has filed for a no-contact and restraining order on McFadden.

The outdoor decoration remains on the home's front porch.

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash »Play Video
Isabel McDaniel

The woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash had tears in her eyes Monday as she was formally arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.

Springfield Police say 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was behind the wheel of a car Thursday that hit a father and son as they crossed Main Street at 54th Street.

The car sideswiped Julio Ortiz, 39, of Springfield.

His father, Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, died from his injuries.

He was carried 12 blocks on the car and found a mile and a half from the scene of the crash.

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty
An excerpt from one of the applications seeking a restraining order against Jeffrey Wright Leonard. Police arrested Leonard on charges alleging he tried to hire a hit man to kill a neighbor.

The man accused of offering to pay a former cellmate to run a neighbor off the road in what police describe as an elaborate murder-for-hire plot pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday.