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Local Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable' Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'
Eugene Police said they’ve started an undercover social media sting operation to catch sexual predators, and their results are eye-opening.

Detectives posted on a social media site as an underage teen on Friday morning. Within 3 hours they received 85 texts from different numbers, all from people hoping to meet up with who they thought was a young female.

“If they're responding to these ads, they've done it before. That's the worry. That there's children being victimized and we're just scratching the surface,” said Sgt. McKee.
Local 2 patients at Seattle Children's confirmed to have Enterovirus 2 patients at Seattle Children's confirmed to have Enterovirus
Seattle Children's Hospital announced Friday that two children have tested positive for the uncommon Enterovirus D-68 strain.

The hospital says the two children had preexisting conditions that exacerbated their condition but were stable enough to be discharged from the hospital earlier this week.

"Confirmation of these cases indicates that EV-D68 is likely in our communities and that we can expect to see additional cases over the coming weeks," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology at Public Health - Seattle & King County. "But we can’t predict at this time how severe or how long an EV-D68 outbreak might be locally."
National & World GoPro Headcam shoots robbery GoPro Headcam shoots robbery (Video)
It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

Goldfish surgery

Goldfish surgery »Play 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.

After over a day, missing teen found seriously hurt in crash that killed her friend

After over a day, missing teen found seriously hurt in crash that killed her friend
Photo from Oregon State Police.

A young man died and a young woman was seriously injured in a car crash late Saturday night when an SUV rolled down a 40-foot embankment off of Old Stagecoach Road north of Highway 126 West, Oregon State Troopers said.

A family member, who was out looking for the 18-year-old girl, discovered the crash scene early Monday morning after hearing the teenager's cries for help, Oregon State Police said.

Oregon State Police said paramedics pronounced Eugene's Canyon Arthur McCardel, 18, deceased at the scene. 18-year-old Hannah Smith, of Eugene, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates
Satellite image from NASA.gov shows smoke patterns over Oregon on Monday, Sept. 15 2014.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels for many parts of Oregon's Willamette Valley as wildfire smoke drifted south from the 36 Pit Fire.

Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say

Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say

A teenage suspect is in custody after a he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium last night, the Eugene Police Department said.

Officers said the victim was taken to the hospital with facial wounds after she reported she was raped Saturday night on the south side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Leo Harris Parkway.

A K-9 unit led officers to a 17-year-old suspect hiding in the brush near the pathway to the Autzen footbridge, Eugene Police Sgt. Ryan Molony said.

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated
A still image from video shot from KATU's Chopper 2 on Monday morning.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels and people were evacuated from their homes as the 36 Pit fire near Estacada grew to 2,300 acres on Monday morning.

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.