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Fed up with winter, S.C. town arrests 'Elsa' before letting her go

Fed up with winter, S.C. town arrests 'Elsa' before letting her go
Courtney Fazley, playing the role of "Elsa" is "arrested" by the police in the town of Hanahan, S.C. as a way to get back at the cold winter so far. (Photo courtesy Tammy Sakalas of Sakalas Photography)
South Carolina has had enough of their winter, and they've gone to extreme measures to put a halt to it by arresting Elsa, from the movie Frozen.

For No. 51 Lauren Jones: Oregon Acrobatics wins home opener

For No. 51 Lauren Jones: Oregon Acrobatics wins home opener
Members of the Oregon Ducks Acro and Tumbling Team wore shirts in memory of recently deceased teammate Lauren Jones Saturday evening. The Ducks defeated the Concordia Wisconsin team 275.490 to 239.815 Saturday evening in Matthew Knight Arena to a record breaking crowd of just over 2,000 fans. The Ducks held the numerical advantage in all six event categories. The Ducks are now two for two, defeating Azusa Pacific 281.480 to 275.100 in their season opener. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The evening was an emotional event for the Ducks team. Teammate Lauren Jones died suddenly of Meningococemia last Tuesday. The Ducks wore warmup jerseys with Jones’s number 51 in her honor before the meet began.

Student's death linked to meningitis outbreak

Student's death linked to meningitis outbreak »Play Video
Before the Oregon-Colorado basketball game on Wednesday, February 18, the crowd at Matthew Knight Arena observed a moment of silence for Lauren Jones, a freshman member of the Acrobatics and Tumbling team at the University of Oregon, who passed away the day before. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

A University of Oregon freshman died this week from meningococcemia, the fourth case of the bacterial infection in a student there since mid-January.

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Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags?

Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags? »Play Video
Stars who don't go home with an Oscar on Sunday night won't leave the gala empty-handed. There's always a famous swag-bag of goodies to ease any pain of losing out. Jake tapper takes a look inside this year's outrageously high-dollar consolation prize.

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in »Play Video
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

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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Blow to the head turns man into a genius

Blow to the head turns man into a genius »Play Video
Jason Padgett
How about this for a movie script: A man who hates math gets punched in the face and turns into a math savant. It's not Hollywood -- it's real. In fact, experts say it could happen to any of us.

Man tries to take child from classroom: 'I think we handled it very well'

Man tries to take child from classroom: 'I think we handled it very well' »Play Video

Police officers are patrolling a Forest Grove elementary school Friday after a man went into a classroom and tried to take a child the day before.