KMTR

Headlines

Local 'How do you talk to a child about the fact that he might need a wheelchair?' 'How do you talk to a child about the fact that he might need a wheelchair?' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Shriner’s Pediatric Hospital in Portland is one of multiple sites across the United States specializing in Muscular Dystrophy research.

“Some families travel and they come because you’re going to meet a group of physicians here and other medical staff that know a lot about your child’s very rare condition,” Dr. Erika Finanger said.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR Monday, May 4, at 5:30, 6:30 and 11 for more on this story

Police use pepper spray, flash bang grenades during Portland May Day protest

Police use pepper spray, flash bang grenades during Portland May Day protest »Play Video
A flash bang grenade explodes among protesters Friday evening in Portland, Oregon, May 1, 2015.

Hundreds of May Day marchers took to downtown streets Friday in what was initially a peaceful protest but turned violent after a splinter group left the main group.

DA: Police justified in shooting death of veteran

DA: Police justified in shooting death of veteran »Play Video
Police on Devos Street on Monday, March 30.

"His decision to shoot was the only rational choice available to him, and it was a choice consistent with the requirements of Oregon law," District Attorney Alex Gardner wrote in a press release Friday.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story

Marcus Mariota swaps his wings for a Titan 'T'

Marcus Mariota swaps his wings for a Titan 'T' »Play Video
Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (#8) makes his last throw in the National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Ducks 42-20 and took the title. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

Marcus Mariota was the second pick in the first round NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Tennessee Titans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the first pick of the evening. They decided to use their top choice on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

Project to make red lights more visible on Springfield's Main Street

Project to make red lights more visible on Springfield's Main Street »Play Video
Since 2009, there have 7 pedestrian deaths, including the 3 children on Sunday, February 22, 2015, and a man hit in December 2014 by a driver prosecutors say was drunk.

Reflective backplates will be installed on traffic signals on East Main Street in an effort to make the signals more visible to drivers, the Oregon DOT said.

6 police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

6 police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray »Play Video
"We have probable cause to file criminal charges," said Marilyn Mosby, the state's top prosecutor.

Six officers are expected to be arraigned Friday after being charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray's death last month sparked several days of protests, spotlighting a rift between the police and the city's African-American community.

"We have probable cause to file criminal charges," said Marilyn Mosby, the state's top prosecutor.

Arrest warrants went out for the six officers accused in the death of Gray. At least 5 were in custody as of late Friday morning.

"There will be justice for Mr. Gray, there will be justice for his family, and there will be justice for the people of Baltimore," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

Undersea volcano may be erupting off Pacific Northwest coast

Undersea volcano may be erupting off Pacific Northwest coast
The chain is all that is visible of an ocean-bottom hydrophone buried in about six feet of new lava from an April 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount. (photo courtesy of Bill Chadwick and Bob Dziak of Oregon State University; copyright Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

An active volcano located about 300 miles off the Pacific Northwest coastline may be erupting, geologists say.

Take Back the Night participants speak out against sexual violence

Take Back the Night participants speak out against sexual violence »Play Video
Beginning of the march to downtown Eugene. Kaeli Stutzman, Oregon News Lab

Crowds of students and community members filled the EMU amphitheater for the 37th annual Take Back the night protest march. The national event brings attention to the realities of sexual violence.

Photos: 2015 Oregon Spring Game uniforms

Photos: 2015 Oregon Spring Game uniforms
For the past six years, Nike and the University of Oregon have partnered to create a special “Salute the Day” uniform design for the football team’s final spring scrimmage. This year the new Nike Mach Speed uniforms will honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and those who serve the state of Oregon.

For the past six years, Nike and the University of Oregon have partnered to create a special “Salute the Day” uniform design for the football team’s final spring scrimmage. This year the new Nike Mach Speed uniforms will honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and those who serve the state of Oregon.