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Local Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store (Video)
Armed law enforcement officers arrested a homicide suspect Tuesday afternoon after police found a woman dead at the Fast Stop convenience store earlier that morning, Roseburg Police said.

John Flannigan, 27, of Roseburg, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on murder charges Tuesday afternoon shortly after officers served a search warrant at his house off SE Ohio Street.
Local 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' 2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' (Video)
The University of Oregon’s President's Review Panel held its second session responding to a number of sexual assaults and rapes near campus on Tuesday, just three days after a woman was allegedly raped near Autzen Stadium.

The sessions ask for public input on how the university can better respond to and prevent sexual crimes on campus.

Baby alligator thief caught on camera

Baby alligator thief caught on camera »Play Video
Caught on camera: an alligator thief! Not alligator-skin boots or purses, this accused crook was seen allegedly stealing "live" baby gators. Jasmine Huda has the story, and the video that shows the alleged crime.

Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home

Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home »Play Video
Who would steal a garden gnome and return it six months later? The die-hard Seahawks fans who lost their gnome are completely mystified by where it spent all that time. Mark Miller explains.

Obama orders response to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Sunni terrorist group ISIS

Obama orders response to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Sunni terrorist group ISIS

President Obama delivered a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday, outlining a strategy for taking on the Sunni militant group known as ISIS - or the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.


The President said he aims to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS, authorizing airstrikes in Syria and expanding strikes in Iraq.


In the address, Obama issued an order dispatching nearly 500 U.S. troops to Iraq to help the country’s security forces defend against the growing ISIS militant presence.

UO researchers: Wildfire employment helps build local economy

Wildfires can leave behind a charred landscape, however University of Oregon researchers find it also provides a building opportunity for local communities.


Cassandra Moseley, a spokesperson for the U of O’s Ecosystem Workforce Program, said research shows wildfires provide positive impacts to the local labor market.


“That can be people that run big pieces of equipment or fire crews who are supporting them providing food and lodging and other technical support for large fires,” said Moseley.

Police: 81-year-old shoots boat when men use his private dock

Police: 81-year-old shoots boat when men use his private dock

An 81-year-old man fired his shotgun at an aluminum boat Monday afternoon when two boaters used the man's private dock along the Siuslaw River to load their disabled boat onto a trailer, Oregon State Police said.

NFL player's video sparks conversation about domestic abuse: 'They can share their stories'

NFL player's video sparks conversation about domestic abuse: 'They can share their stories'
Many abuse victims have taken to social media this week in conversations using #whyIstayed and #whyIleft.

The criticism following a video of NFL star Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious opened up a conversation on why people stayed in abusive relationships and their decision to leave the abuser.

Peggy Whalen said many of the shared stories are familiar. Abusers often say they will change, and victims will often want to believe that from the person they love. In some cases, she said, victims stay because the abuser threatens them or their children's lives. 

Some are calling the trending conversations behind #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft powerful, courageous, and a "hashtag of hope".

Police: Suspect in custody after shots fired at Springfield yard sale

Police: Suspect in custody after shots fired at Springfield yard sale
The yard sale near the corner of 41st and A Streets where Springfield Police say a man was shot.

Officers have a suspect in custody shortly after he allegedly shot a man Sunday afternoon at a yard sale in a Springfield neighborhood, police officials said.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition, police said.

Police at the scene told our reporters the incident started when a man walking to the yard sale heard a couple fighting and decided to intervene.

This is a developing story, updates will be posted as information comes in.

Heisman House Tour stops in Eugene: 'Next time we come back we'll be talking to Marcus Mariota'

Heisman House Tour stops in Eugene: 'Next time we come back we'll be talking to Marcus Mariota' »Play Video

College football fans across the nation set their eyes on Eugene Saturday as the Oregon Ducks hosted the Michigan State Spartans.

The legendary Heisman Trophy made an appearance at Autzen Stadium for the matchup, giving fans a chance to see the historic award first-hand at the Heisman House Tour.

ESPN's Neil Everett conducted a live interview with former Duck Defensive Back Kenny Wheaton and former Oregon Quarterback Dennis Dixon. Both University of Oregon greats stuck around to meet fans and sign autographs.

Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global'

Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global'

The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.

750 acre fire west of Cottage Grove has the 'recipe of a tough fire'

750 acre fire west of Cottage Grove has the 'recipe of a tough fire'
"I remember Oxbow, 8.20.66 I hope we can stop this one quickly," said Paul Dailey, who sent in this photo.

Fire crews are working through the tough terrain west of Cottage Grove to fight the nearly 750 acre Yellow Point Fire. "Low humidity, high temperatures, very tough terrain and a lot of timber - so all the ingredients and recipe of a tough fire," said Tom Fields of the Oregon Department of Forestry.