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Local 'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties' 'Most children do just fine in the transition to kindergarten, but 20 to 25 percent of them experience difficulties'
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Self-regulation skills – the skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task and persist through difficulty – are critical to a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond, said OSU’s Megan McClelland, a nationally recognized expert in child development and a co-author of the new study.
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.

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.

100-year-old has 50 years on the job and counting

100-year-old has 50 years on the job and counting »Play Video
A dedicated worker at a company in Colorado has reached some impressive milestones. She's been with the company for more than a half-century. Not only that, she's 100 years old, with no plans of slowing down. Kevin Torres has the story.

Snow follies from across the country

Snow follies from across the country »Play Video
It was a snowfall of historic proportions in the Buffalo area. And the monster snowstorm inspired a storm of images on social media. Jeanne Moos has some of the best, both real and bogus, from belly flop to doggie igloo.

'It can be a death sentence for my child'

'It can be a death sentence for my child' »Play Video
Kayla Goodrich

Some mothers in Coos Bay say they're concerned about their students in the South Coast Education Service District after a mother of an adaptive life skills student at Blossom Gulch Elementary said her daughter was lost at school on October 1st, allegedly wandering off campus and up a hill before school officials noticed.

Kids OK after bus collides with loaded log truck

Kids OK after bus collides with loaded log truck »Play Video

A school bus with children on board collided with a loaded log truck Wednesday morning.

State police: Marcus Mariota cited for doing 80 in a 55 mph zone

State police: Marcus Mariota cited for doing 80 in a 55 mph zone
Oregon quarterback and Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota (#8) sprints to the goal line for a score. Oregon led Stanford 24-13 at the half. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Oregon State Police ticketed Oregon quarterback and Heisman trophy contender Marcus Mariota for going 80 in a 55 mph zone November 12.

Juvenile detention supervisor convicted of drug charge, official misconduct

Juvenile detention supervisor convicted of drug charge, official misconduct
An excerpt of a Facebook conversation between Lucymae Watson and David Van Lier, as submitted in a detective's sworn affidavit to Lane County Circuit Court.

A supervisor at the county juvenile detention center was found guilty of possession of heroin and official misconduct Wednesday.