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Local Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.

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Local From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' From plant to pill: 'We're not getting children high' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The marijuana plant grown for seizure patients like 8-year-old Forrest Smelser is special, Jim Murphy with TJ's Organic Gardens said.

He said that unlike marijuana plants grown with a high THC level in mind - the psychoactive ingredient responsible for marijuana's "high" - Forrest's plant has less than 1 percent of THC.

"We're not getting children high. We're just giving them medicine, and that's what makes this plant special," he said. "It has a very low THC, and very high CBD."

Murphy said the plant has been given the name CBD, an acronym for another active cannabinoid in marijuana known as cannabidiol. CBD is the chemical believed to be treating seizure patients like Forrest.

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Police: Rooter service owner secretly recorded video of woman in shower

Police: Rooter service owner secretly recorded video of woman in shower
James Bartholomeusz

The owner of a rooter service secretly shot video of a client in the shower at her Corvallis home, the Albany Police Department said.

Officers arrested James Bartholomeusz, 39, on Monday and booked him on charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy.

Police: $4,000 charged to stolen credit card

Police: $4,000 charged to stolen credit card
The Corvallis Police Department released surveillance images of a possible suspect in the case.

A credit card stolen from a purse left in a car at Home Depot has now been used to make over $4,000 in purchases.

Lane County offers up land for homeless rest stop

Lane County offers up land for homeless rest stop »Play Video

Lane County government wants to work with the City of Eugene to give more people who are homeless a place to go.

"The county as a whole is dedicated to working with the city and other agencies to try to work together if we can," said Jason Davis with the county, "so for the best way we can do that is offering up some parcels of land."

Last week, Lane County proposed a parcel of land for a legal homeless camping site, known as a rest stop.

Oregon outlasts Detroit, 83-66: 'You just fight through it'

Oregon outlasts Detroit, 83-66: 'You just fight through it'
The Oregon Duck cheers on the men’s basketball team in the student section as they take on the Detroit Titans. The Ducks defeated the Titans 83-66. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

A sloppy game that endured 15 lead changes fell into the hands of the Ducks on Monday night, as Oregon defeated the Detroit Titans 83-66 in the first game of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Ways to cut your heating bill for $10 or less

Ways to cut your heating bill for $10 or less »Play Video
Drew Clark

For under $10, you can help keep the cold air out of your house.

Northwest Natural says sealing air leaks and adding insulation can save you up to 20 percent on heating costs.

One quick insulation fix is shielding your windows.