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Prep Athlete Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer (Video)
Griffin Meyer is a senior point guard on the Elmira High School Falcons basketball team.

Griffin is considered the team's leader and says expectations are high this season for his team.

He also plays soccer and baseball for Elmira.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail »Play Video
The suspect in the Sydney hostage situation was out on bail, facing criminal charges. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.

All signs are pointing to a man acting on his own and not as part of any terrorist of jihadist organization.

Australian police sources say the suspect was Iranian immigrant who had a very troubled criminal past.

His name: Man Haron Monis. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.
    
Haron was apparently out on bail, facing charges in Australia on at least a dozen sexual assault cases.

He was also found guilty in 2012 for writing and mailing hate letters to the families of at least eight Australian soldiers killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

He also faced charges in connection with the murder of his ex-wife.

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions »Play Video

Jed and Joe Jameson love the game of football, but one of them had to give it up.

Jed suffered concussions twice in a short amount of time.

A third would have meant he was done with high school sports for good.

But he wasn't only impacted on the field.

"I worked a lot slower, like I wasn't writing as fast," he said. "Some things, it felt like I couldn't remember. And then some problems I couldn't do."

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15 »Play Video
The United States Postal Service Seattle Processing and Distribution Center in Tukwila, WA processes all outgoing priority mail. During the busy holiday season, which includes Thanksgiving until Christmas, will process and send out 18 million packages from Seattle. December 17th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Monday, Dec. 15, was the last day to send things out as standard mail to have an expected delivery of Christmas Eve.

It's the busiest day of the year for the Postal Service, which expected to process 640 million pieces of mail - a 5 percent increase over last year.

2 firefighters injured fighting house fire

2 firefighters injured fighting house fire »Play Video
The house was boarded up later in the day after an early morning fire.

Two firefighters suffered injuries battling a blaze early Sunday morning at a house converted into apartments.

'That's the key: to be able to taste it and know it's so good for you'

'That's the key: to be able to taste it and know it's so good for you' »Play Video

Health coach Petra has been touring the West Coast, and Sunday she made a stop at Ray's Food Place in Veneta.

She said she's inspiring people to take back their health.

Teen who died at Chemawa Indian School identified

Teen who died at Chemawa Indian School identified
The teenager has been identified as Melissa Abell, of Nampa, Idaho. (Courtesy Photo/Sugar Shot Photography)

An 18-year-old student at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem collapsed in her room early this morning and medical personnel were unable to be resuscitate her. 

Cancer survivor aims to see Ronald McDonald House in new light

Cancer survivor aims to see Ronald McDonald House in new light »Play Video
Gailon Wixson Pursley

A young Tumwater woman has 2 wishes this Christmas. She recently learned she was cancer-free. Now she's asking for the public's help to fulfill her other wish of giving back to the Ronald McDonald House, which is about 2 blocks north of Seattle Children's Hospital, in a unique way.

Mariota first Oregon player to win Heisman

Mariota first Oregon player to win Heisman »Play Video
Oregon Ducks quarterback and Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota (#12) springs to the goal line to score in the first half. Mariota ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in the Ducks 48-14 victory over the Wyoming Cowboys. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

At the College Football Awards Show on Thursday night, he went a perfect 3 for 3.

On Saturday night, he won college football's most prestigious honor for an individual player: the Heisman trophy.

 

Veneta woman arrested in connection with deadly Springfield hit-and-run

Veneta woman arrested in connection with deadly Springfield hit-and-run
The driver continued west to 43rd Place with the victim on top of the car, police said.

As the car approached 42nd Street and Smith Way, the victim either fell off the car or was removed, police said.

Police arrested a Veneta woman Saturday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Springfield that killed a man visiting from Mexico as he crossed Main Street with his son on Thursday.