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Local Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us' Oregon's Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: 'Gambling took that from us'
It’s been nearly 20 years since Ronda Hatefi lost her older brother to his gambling addiction.

Shortly after her brother Bobby’s death, she started the organization Oregonians For Gambling Awareness, and petitioned Oregon's governor to proclaim September 29 as Problem Gamblers Awareness Day.

The state has honored the day for the last 19 years, and Hatefi said she’s found a way to celebrate her brother's life.
Local Over 50 busted for parties or alcohol violations near UO campus in Eugene PD's weekend patrols Over 50 busted for parties or alcohol violations near UO campus in Eugene PD's weekend patrols
School is back in session, and so is the Eugene Police presence in the campus neighborhoods Friday and Saturday night as officers work to keep partiers in check.

Eugene Police is working with the UO Police Department and neighbors in the University of Oregon campus area to make sure Duck students celebrate the 2014-15 school year within the law.

DA's office: 'Deadly Force' team looking into person hurt in police shooting

DA's office: 'Deadly Force' team looking into person hurt in police shooting

An investigation team is looking into reports that an officer shot a person in Cottage Grove Saturday night, the Lane County District Attorney said.

District Attorney Alex Gardner said the person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Agencies from across the county closed down the area around Highway 99 and Quincy Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. after getting reports that shots were fired near the train tracks near Quincy Ave and South 6th  Street.

Women still pen pals after 71 years

Women still pen pals after 71 years »Play Video
It's a Trans-Atlantic friendship that began with the stroke of a pen. Now 71 years later, two pen pals are getting a chance to spend some time together. Boyd Huppert reports.

Washington Co. Juvenile Dept. broke policy allowing accused teen rapist on UO trip

Washington Co. Juvenile Dept. broke policy allowing accused teen rapist on UO trip
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

A 17-year-old criminal from Washington County is accused of raping a woman while on a juvenile department field trip. But the county juvenile department's own rules say he shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Jaime Tinoco was on probation when he attended a University of Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium on Sept.13. He’s accused of beating and raping a woman outside the stadium hours after the game ended when he broke away from the juvenile department's supervised group.

Woman dies, 2 men injured in motorcycle crash north of Roseburg

Woman dies, 2 men injured in motorcycle crash north of Roseburg

A woman died and two men were injured when two motorcycles crashed Saturday night on an Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp just north of Roseburg, Oregon State Police officials said.

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog »Play Video

A Vietnam War veteran in Cottage Grove is asking her community for help in paying for service dog training courses for her new companion.

Marianne Ballance was diagnosed with severe arthritis after she served as a corpsman in the Vietnam War. She also suffers from chronic depression and panic attacks.

Thanks to a Kaiser-Permanente study, the veteran was granted a service dog to help her with her ailments.

300 acre fire near Henry Hagg Lake about 20 percent contained

300 acre fire near Henry Hagg Lake about 20 percent contained »Play Video
An air tanker drops water onto a burst of flames from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (Chopper 2/KATU)

Fire officials have ordered evacuations for residents on Stepien Road as a fast-moving fire burned near Henry Hagg Lake Friday evening.

Man shot at Gateway Village Apartments parking lot in Springfield

A 27-year-old Springfield man was shot multiple times in the Gateway Village Apartments early Sunday morning, the Springfield Police Department said.

Officers were called out to the hospital at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after the man arrived at Riverbend for treatment. They talked with the man and learned the shooting took place in an apartment building parking lot at 3255 Gateway Boulevard.