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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.

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Gas prices continue to drop

Gas prices continue to drop »Play Video

Drivers in 47 states can fill their tanks for less than $3 per gallon.

The cheapest you can find in the Eugene-Springfield area is $2.93.

According to BankRate.com, there are specific reasons for the price decline.

Eugene looks to expand urban growth boundary

Eugene looks to expand urban growth boundary »Play Video

The City of Eugene is working on plans to expand the urban growth boundary.

The plan would add a total of 924 acres south of Clear Lake Road, including over 200 acres for Golden Gardens Park and 54 acres to be used by Bethel School District.

"I think it's an opportunity for Bethel as a neighborhood to get some of the services and amenities that the rest of the city already has," said Terri Harding, senior planner with the City of Eugene.

States impose mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola

States impose mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola »Play Video
Kaci Hickox in quarantine

A 5-year-old was rushed to Bellevue Hospital overnight by medical teams dressed in full protective gear.

"The child was showing some signs of an illness," said Mayor Bill De Blasio. "Not clear what the illness was, we did the cautious thing and brought the child in under the full protocol."

It's a protocol that has come under fire: specifically, the decision by governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois to impose a mandatory quarantine on anyone returning to the U.S. who's had direct contact with an Ebola patient in West Africa.

Retailers developing own mobile pay system shut out Google, Apple

Retailers developing own mobile pay system shut out Google, Apple »Play Video

Over the weekend, drug retailers CVS and Rite Aid shut the door on a mobile payment system from Google and a new one from Apple even though the systems had been working in stores.

"It's kind of interesting that all of these retailers find Apple Pay a huge threat even though it just launched," said Mark Spoonhauer, editor-in-chief of tech website Tom's Guide.

2 people found dead after pair of house fires in Sweet Home

2 people found dead after pair of house fires in Sweet Home
The first fire was reported around 1:46 a.m. Crews responded to 1900 Willow St., where they found heavy smoke coming from the house. One person was found dead inside.

Two people were found dead in two separate house fires in Sweet Home early Monday morning.

Workers plan 3-day strike at hospital

More than 300 employees at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center represented by the Service Employees International Union 49 plan to start a 3-day strike Tuesday.

Woman wanted after Florence bank robbery

Woman wanted after Florence bank robbery
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, courtesy Florence Police

A woman in a hooded sweatshirt robbed a bank branch inside a grocery store on Friday.

The suspect and her vehicle were both caugth on surveillance camera as she robbed the Oregon Pacific Bank inside Safeway on Highway 101.

Candles blamed for warehouse fire

Candles blamed for warehouse fire
The occupant and the sprinkler system knocked down much of the fire before firefighters arrived.

Fire crews put out a blaze at a northwest Eugene warehouse Sunday night.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke pouring out of the Zadehkicks footwear warehouse. 

About 20 Eugene-Springfield firefighters from the Danebo and Bailey Hill fire stations brought the fire under control.

Police on serial rape suspect: 'He doesn't care how many people he hurts'

Police on serial rape suspect: 'He doesn't care how many people he hurts'
Greg Lewis, 26, is wanted in Oregon by police for the rape a woman in Oregon, other crimes in several states. (Massachusetts Police)

Police say a man wanted for sexual assault, kidnap and robbery in Portland may be on a crime spree that spans three other states.

Corvallis police seek victims of break-ins after man's arrest

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141027newbill330.jpgAround 3:30 a.m. Monday, police spotted a man looking into a car.

After a brief foot chase through a field, officers detained the man, identified as 27-year-old Daniel Newbill.

Police said their investigation revealed Newbill had committed a number thefts from vehicles and a burglary at a nearby business.

If you were the victim of a car prowl or burglary, police ask you to report the incident at (541) 766-6924.