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National & World "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers (Video)
The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak. In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out -- empirically -- what makes a beer different from other beers. Matt Markovich reports the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour into their "Next Glass."
About KMTR TV Halloween in Eugene: 'Have an ice cream sundae; carve a pumpkin' Halloween in Eugene: 'Have an ice cream sundae; carve a pumpkin' (Photo Gallery)
A great big gourd that tips the scales at more than a thousand pounds is one of a few pumpkins at Fifth Street Public Market that'll go under the knife starting this weekend.

“One of our pumpkins is going to be Frankenstein this year,” Marketing Director Marissa Ooyevaar said. “Another one, as soon as one of our carvers saw it, he said, 'this looks like a pig.’”

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

SUV lands in creek channel after slipping into gear

SUV lands in creek channel after slipping into gear
A driver knocked her Nissan Armada SUV into gear Friday as she climbed out of the car, sending the rig through a fence into the channelized Amazon Creek at 17th and Willamette. No one was injured.

A driver knocked her Nissan Armada SUV into gear Friday as she climbed out of the car, sending the rig through a fence into the channelized Amazon Creek at 17th and Willamette. No one was injured.

Ducks face Huskies on eve of 20th anniversary of The Pick

Ducks face Huskies on eve of 20th anniversary of The Pick »Play Video

The Dawgs come to Autzen with new head coach Chris Petersen - a former Duck coach who twice beat the Ducks while head coach of the Boise State Broncos.

The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

The game comes days shy of the 20th anniversary of the Oct. 22, 1994, showdown between the two teams.

In that game, Oregon cornerback Kenny Wheaton intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, sealing a Duck victory.

The play, known as The Pick, is celebrated as a turning point in the program's history.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more game day news - and an interview with Kenny Wheaton

Woman indicted on Murder by Abuse in death of 87-year-old mother

Woman indicted on Murder by Abuse in death of 87-year-old mother »Play Video
Vana Boren in court on Friday, October 17

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141016boren330.jpgNORTH BEND, Ore. - A woman faces charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter in the death of her 87-year-old mother.

The Coos County Grand Jury indicted Vana Gaye Boren, 54, on Wednesday. She faced arraignment on the charges Friday.

The charges allege that, between the start of the year and March 9, Boren caused the death of her mother, Willa Faye Boren, "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life," the district attorney said.

Murder by Abuse carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

Manslaughter is punishable by at least 10 years and as many as 20 years.

New facility opens November 1, replaces Johnson Unit

New facility opens November 1, replaces Johnson Unit »Play Video

PeaceHealth is preparing to open a new in-patient behavioral service unit on 11th and Alder with 35 private rooms and expanded health programs.

The new unit is set to open November 1.

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar »Play Video

The ebola scare at the Pentagon on Friday came after a woman who'd been on a bus vomited then said she'd been in West Africa.

Meanwhile in the Caribbean, a Dallas health worker was still quarantined in her room aboard a Carnival cruise ship after admitting she handled an ebola specimen before setting sail.

 

Police: Gunman steals man's car - and pants

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141017alonzo330.jpgCOOS BAY, Ore. - A gunman kidnapped a driver in Coos Bay and directed him to a remote area near Sumner Thursday morning.

The gunman then demanded the victim get out of the car and remove his pants.

The gunman took the man's pants and car and drove off.

The victim then walked to a nearby home and asked the residents to call 911

At about 11:44 a.m., an officer from the Coos Bay Police Department located the stolen vehicle unoccupied in Coos Bay.

Investigators identified 21-year-old Gabriel T. Alonzo of Coos Bay