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Entertainment Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies' Undead economy driven by 'a common love for zombies' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Zombie, horror and sci-fi fans fans descended on Atlanta recently for the second annual Walker Stalker Convention.

"We had 600 people come together for a party and I thought well, if we can do a fan meet up, slowly ticket sales went from 1,000 to 2,000 to 3,000," said James Frazier, co-founder of Walker Stalker Con. "It's people that all have a common bond, a common love for zombies."

From costumes to custom-made zombie weaponry, vendors had it all for the horror fans.

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Local 'It was just like they got it. They understood' 'It was just like they got it. They understood' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.
Prep Athlete South Eugene soccer team sets sights on a state title South Eugene soccer team sets sights on a state title (Video)
Kirk Bassett is one of three senior captains for the South Eugene soccer team.

He's been steadily improving since his freshman year and is now the 6A Southwest Conference Player of the Year.

Unbeaten so far this season on the soccer pitch, the Axemen has its sights set high.

Bassett said the goal is to win the state title - and he's confident that if they take care of business, they can do it.

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Woman accused of robbing Florence bank

Woman accused of robbing Florence bank
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, courtesy Florence Police

A woman faces charges of robbery, theft and menacing after police say she robbed a bank inside a grocery store.

2014 Oregon Ballot Drop Sites

Elections officials say Thursday is the last day to pop your ballot in the mail, and postmarks don't count. Here's where you can take your ballot so that your vote counts.

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii »Play Video

Lava creeping across the big island of Hawaii is within 70 yards of homes, and could consume the structures within the next day.


Residents of the big island have been watching the steady flow for months, hoping it would change course.


Now dozens are on alert for a mandatory evacuation while many have already voluntarily left.

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

A rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded after liftoff Tuesday in Virginia. No one is believed to have been injured. The cause is under investigaiton.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Cygnus capsule holds 5,000 pounds of cargo for NASA, including 32 mini research satellites, a meteor tracker, and a tank of high-pressure nitrogen to replenish a vestibule used by spacewalking astronauts.

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion »Play Video

Last week, the U of O’s Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and victim support programs on campus issued a list of recommendations to university officials.

On the list of over 20 suggestions was a call to immediately suspend the university’s plans to expand fraternity and sorority life.

Lubash said they also want to have a member of each Greek Life house to sit on a task force so they can educate each fraternity and sorority on the reporting process.

Pilot program to help food carts: 'Downtown just needs more businesses'

Pilot program to help food carts: 'Downtown just needs more businesses' »Play Video

Some new cuisine options are rolling into Springfield as a program to bring food carts into the city enters its pilot phase.

City officials are working with NEDCO (or the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) on a new food cart program.

The partnership started earlier this summer as another effort to revitalize downtown, said Neil Laudati, a spokesman for the City of Springfield.