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National & World Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling Ferguson on edge as nation awaits grand jury ruling (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Protesters gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday just like they have most every night since Michael Brown was killed.

Three people were arrested as tensions, anticipation and crowds continue to grow ahead of what many believe will be a decision this weekend from the grand jury considering charges against police officer Darren Wilson.
Local Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.
National & World Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him Obama touts immigration order; GOP vows to take action to stop him (Photo Gallery) (Video)
At a rally in Las Vegas, President Obama made the moral argument for him ordering that 3 million to 5 million immigrants can stay in America without documents.

"They're forced to either live in the shadows or risk having their families torn apart," Obama said. "We've known about this for years and we've known we can do better, and for years we haven't done much about it. Well today we're doing something about it."

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long »Play Video
Ellie Pascoe-Long

Ellie Pascoe-Long is a senior at Churchill High School and a level 10 gymnast for the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics.

She also signed her letter of intent with San Jose State last week and will be competing for the Spartans next year.

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

Soccer team plants trees to commemorate goals

Soccer team plants trees to commemorate goals »Play Video
Brothers Jon and Dave Galas with Lane United Football Club are bringing a little more forest to Willamalane in Springfield.

Frost has already chilled the Willamette Valley this week.

But that doesn't mean the harsh winter is here to stay.

Right now is still a fine time to plant any trees or shrubs.

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

Full-day K in 4J to start in 2015: 'This is an exciting moment'

Full-day K in 4J to start in 2015: 'This is an exciting moment' »Play Video

Parents may have a little more time to do the things they need to do before they pick up their kindergartener from school next year.

On Wednesday night, the Eugene 4J School Board approved the implementation of full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools.

"This is an exciting moment," Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman said Thursday. "This is a significant advantage for a student's growth and development."

A Day's Drive to 'dessert'-ed locales for Thanksgiving

A Day's Drive to 'dessert'-ed locales for Thanksgiving »Play Video
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Right now, families are finalizing plans for their Thanksgiving feasts.

But cooking for an extended family can take all day, which is why you can save time by picking up your dessert ahead of time.

And there are three nearby bakeries where you can order up a warm pie in time for Thanksgiving.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Police issue citations to people illegally camped in Eugene

Police issue citations to people illegally camped in Eugene »Play Video
Police cited 9 people for illegal camping

Police issued citations Wednesday to people illegally camped at Sixth Avenue and Mill Street.

Shortly after the tents popped up at the Sixth and Mill location, police posted a sign that said "no camping."

It's been over a week, and not only have those campers not left - more have set up camp.

Father turns himself in after taking daughter against custody ruling

Father turns himself in after taking daughter against custody ruling
Paul and Reagan Bute

Seven-year-old Reagan Bute is safe after her father turned himself in to Ashland Police Thursday morning. Paul Bute picked his daughter up early from school Wednesday morning, which was a violation of a custody ruling handed down later that day.

GMO Measure 92 failing by 4,149 votes

The vote count on Measure 92 as of November 20 shows it failing 50.14 percent to 49.86 percent. The .28 percent difference is not enough to trigger an automatic recount under Oregon Revised Statue 258.290.