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Local Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' Thurston Spirit Squad: 'Go out there and be brave, and just stand up for your school' (Photo Gallery)
When the Spirit Squad performs at Thurston High School, everyone is on their feet.

Students are singing along, clapping their hands. Labels dissapear, and the school becomes one.

The Spirit Squad started 4 years ago when a student, Heidi Brown, decided to put it together for her senior project.

The team is made up of special needs students coached by student leaders.

Meet the Spirit Squad #LiveOnKMTR Thursday, January 29, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.

'Deflategate' follies

'Deflategate' follies »Play Video
The New England Patriots' footballs may have been underinflated, but jokes and jabs about the scandal have blown up. CNN's Jeanne Moos has some of the best of them.

Police: Man jumps in slough after running from police

Police: Man jumps in slough after running from police »Play Video

A man jumped in a slough along Beltline after trying to get into a woman's car on an off-ramp Wednesday morning.

Governor to tour site of Springfield mill fire

Governor to tour site of Springfield mill fire

Gov. John Kitzhaber will tour the site of the Springfield Plywood mill fire on Thursday.

The governor is expected to make an announcement about state assistance in rebuilding the mill.

Landslide drops woman's yard onto neighbor's back porch

Landslide drops woman's yard onto neighbor's back porch »Play Video

A landslide moved a Camas woman’s backyard up the the back door of her neighbor's house overnight Saturday. Now the homeowners, insurance companies, city and county officials, and engineers are still trying to figure out the muddy mess.

Stolen Ginger Rogers pendant recovered at Oregon pawn shop

Stolen Ginger Rogers pendant recovered at Oregon pawn shop
A photo of the pendant

A stolen necklace that once belonged to actress Ginger Rogers has been recovered after a man pawned the Zodiac crab pendant surrounding a red ruby stone, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

Youth pastor arrested, accused of sex abuse

Youth pastor arrested, accused of sex abuse
Peter Bass.

Peter Bass was fired from the Brooks Assembly of God due to the investigation into his actions, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.