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Local More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators' More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators' (Photo Gallery)
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.
Local 'It is a remarkable success story' 'It is a remarkable success story' (Photo Gallery)
A collaborative project between researchers in Oregon and Asia last year helped establish a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds – the Chinese crested tern – which then had a global population estimated at fewer than 50 birds.

Students hold vigil on UO campus for teen shot by police

Students hold vigil on UO campus for teen shot by police »Play Video
Students took a picture with their hands up.

University of Oregon students gathered at the Erb Memorial Union amphitheatre Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil and moment of silence for Mike Brown, the teen shot and killed by police in Missouri a week ago.

North Polk site doesn't qualify for use as a homeless rest stop

North Polk site doesn't qualify for use as a homeless rest stop »Play Video
The City of Eugene has determined land off North Polk Street cannot be used as a homeless rest stop. The City Councilors tentatively approved the site for this purpose in July. Advocates wanted to use private funds to open the Nightingale Health Sanctuary on the property to give 15 people a place to live.

The City of Eugene has determined land off North Polk Street cannot be used as a homeless rest stop.

Photos: $3.5 million private island in San Juans for sale

Photos: $3.5 million private island in San Juans for sale

Is your honey's birthday coming up? What about a back to school gift? Nothing says 'I Love You' or 'I'm Proud of You' like a private island. Ram Island in the San Juans is for sale for $3.5 million with Kent Meeker Inc.  

Auburn police: Tests show blood on ripped-up flooring is human

Auburn police: Tests show blood on ripped-up flooring is human »Play Video
Police investigate a site off 55th Avenue South in connection with the discovery of blood-soaked flooring, carpeting and towels, after receiving a tip from the public. Nothing of interest was found at the second site.
Tests at the Washington State Patrol crime lab have confirmed that the blood on ripped-up flooring and clothing found along an Auburn roadway is human, say Auburn police officials.

Lockout ends at rural fire district

Lockout ends at rural fire district »Play Video
Chief Steve Rhodes

Volunteer firefighters are back on the job effective Thursday night after being locked out of the fire station by the fire district board.

Dog shot by police: Chief responds to criticism

Dog shot by police: Chief responds to criticism »Play Video
Kiki the dog

Some people gathered outside the Springfield Police Department on Thursday to protest the shooting of a dog by an officer on Tuesday.

The dog survived but faces additional veterinarian bills.

Springfield Police Chief Tim Doney said the police department is full of dog lovers, himself included.

"I speak with a little bit of insight because I've had a dog shot and killed by someone," he said, "and I also was mauled by a Rottweiler, and I know in those particular cases that sometimes you have just seconds to think and make a plan of action."


Student sent home over hair color

Student sent home over hair color »Play Video
An Alabama girl was sent home on the first day of class because of her hair color. Then she was marked "absent" on her attendance record. Marie Waxel reports on the hair-raising debate.

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea »Play Video
A woman in Missouri used text messages to convince a thief to return her stolen van. She pleaded with the crook to have a heart. And as Heather Staggers reports, her approach worked.