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Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital

Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital »Play Video
The deteriorating copper canisters that once held the cremains now sit empty, the ashes transferred to ceramic tubes embedded along a memorial wall.

Brad Black and his wife were tracing their family tree through an online ancestry site when they learned his great grandfather had been committed to the Oregon State Hospital in 1930.

"We didn't know how he got there, how long he has been there," he said. "One thing led to another, we went on the website and took a look and there was Great Grandpa Elwood - he was there, you know, number 3009."

Black's family is not alone: The ashes of more than 3,400 people are still at the hospital.

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Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes

Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes
Oregon Ducks Jillian Alleyne (#14) races to the ball against Cal Golden Bears Penina Davidson (#12). Cal Golden Bears defeated the Oregon Ducks 79 to 59 Thursday night in Matt Knight Arena. Jillian Alleyne who earned a double-double scored 33 of her team’s 59 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Pam Cressall, Oregon News Lab

The Ducks lost their fourth straight game, this one Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena to the Golden Bears, 74-59.

The loss closed the door on a potential post-season WNIT appearance. In order to compete in the tournament, the Ducks would have had to win the two final games of their regular season and reach the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

School warns parents of student 'suicide pact'

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A copy of the letter sent home with students Thursday

A middle school student asked classmates to sign a "suicide pact," according to a letter the school principal sent home with students Thursday.

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out'

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out' »Play Video

Suspects fleeing police crashed in front of a local brewery Wednesday afternoon.

Officers then had to chase down the three suspects on foot.

Police took Sarah Erickson, 34; Matthew Olson, 25; and a 17-year-old into custody.

Woman mad over grandson's punishment for being tardy

Woman mad over grandson's punishment for being tardy

The mother of a first-grader said she was shocked to find her son being punished for being late for school, when she said it was her fault for dropping him off a couple minutes tardy.

'Everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for'

'Everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for' »Play Video

JT Ayers, a senior at Churchill High School, is a three-time runner up in the State Wrestling Finals in his weight class.

This year he enters the state meet as the top qualifier in the 5A 120 weight class.

“As a three-time finalist, everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for," Ayers said.

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Internet goes hog wild over cookie-eating pig

Internet goes hog wild over cookie-eating pig »Play Video
When snow in Maine disconnected his electric fence, Buster the pig busted out. But instead of causing a ruckus, neighbors lured the hungry swine home with sweet treats. Now the wandering porker is a YouTube sensation with his own Facebook fan page. Erica Stapleton stopped by to meet the Notorious P-I-G for herself.