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Sports 'Win the Day' banners removed from Autzen 'Win the Day' banners removed from Autzen (Video)
The Oregon football team's “Win The Day” slogan was temporarily removed from the walls inside Autzen Stadium, which led to a lot of speculation through various social media outlets.

It all started when University of Oregon Senior associate athletic director Craig Pintens tweeted a picture of the inside Autzen Stadium alluding to the bare walls.
Local Video shows officer punch suspect in face Video shows officer punch suspect in face (Video)
A Eugene Police officer's use of force against a drunk driving suspect resulted in an investigation and could lead to a lawsuit.

An attorney for Shaymond Michelson has notified the City of Eugene he may sue for damages over the September 2013 incident.

Officer Charles Caruso arrested Michelson on September 13, 2013, on suspicion of drunk driving, hit and run and other charges after finding him passed out in his car, according to a police report.

A surveillance video camera at the Lane County Jail captured footage of Officer Caruso walking Michelson from the police cruiser to the jail.
Local 'My dad didn't want to divide the family' 'My dad didn't want to divide the family' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Roberto Garcia brought his 11 family members across the border from Mexico two and three at a time, hoping to give them the opportunities a life in Oregon could provide. However, the family then faced the problem of finding a home that would accept 11 people.

"We kept moving because the places were so small, and my dad didn't want to divide the family,” said Leticia Simmons.

The family managed to stay together after getting a home from the Habitat For Humanity program in 1994. In June, the Garcia's will be the first Lane County family to pay off their home form the non-profit organization.
Local Nearly 300 chickens die in Springfield barn fire: 'It started in the brooder - which is the hottest part of the barn' Nearly 300 chickens die in Springfield barn fire: 'It started in the brooder - which is the hottest part of the barn' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Nearly 300 chickens died in a barn fire Tuesday morning, and now investigators are looking into what caused the blaze at Havurah Farm in Springfield.

“’Bout 3 o'clock in the morning my daughter ran down the stairs and woke us up, and we ran out the door and we saw the flames,” said farm owner Jeremy Sherer, “Within a short period of time the whole thing was just engulfed.”

Sherer said it didn't take long for the fire to burn both the poultry barn and another larger structure.
Local 'We've mapped more landslides in the last five years than we did in the previous 60 years' 'We've mapped more landslides in the last five years than we did in the previous 60 years' (Video)
State scientists have compiled 46,000 known landslides on a computerized database available online to Oregon resident.

"We've mapped more landslides in the last five years than we did in the previous 60 years," says Bill Burns, DOGAMI engineering geologist. "Land that has slid tends to slide again, so mapping landslide locations is critical."

The information is of potential interest to local governments, which govern land-use planning; and home buyers and property owners.

"It is going to become more of a thought issue because of what happened in Washington," said real estate broker Pam Rogers. "Unfortunately that was a sad situation and there have been some in california too so we are not obsolete from that happening here either."
Prep Athlete Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeleine Edwards Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeleine Edwards (Video)
"I've been playing softball since I could walk, so most of my life."

That's what Madeleine Edwards had to say after being named first team all league in her junior season.

She is looking to cap off her high school career playing the sport she grew up loving.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week
Local PK Park in NCAA's top-5 coolest college ballparks PK Park in NCAA's top-5 coolest college ballparks
The University of Oregon reinstated their baseball program in 2009. Along with it came the brand new PK Park.

After five years, the NCAA ranked the ballpark in the top college parks in the U.S.

The association put together a list of the top five coolest venues in college baseball. The University of Oregon's PK Park came in at number three.
Local Internet security flaw: Take action against 'Heartbleed Bug' Internet security flaw: Take action against 'Heartbleed Bug' (Video)
If you're not already in the habit of frequently changing your online passwords, Tthe Heartbleed Bug should provide extra incentive to do it.

"You never know what kind of flaw out there could cause, sort of open the door for hackers to get in to your private information," said Lindsay Turrentine, editor in chief at CNET.com.

That's just what security experts discovered the Heartbleed Bug was doing.

It's not a computer virus, per se, but instead a major flaw in a widely-used encryption software that usually protects your personal information.

"Because of the magnitude of the mistake, people who are engaging in malicious activities, people whose job it is to try to steal your data, it's made it very easy to do that, without being detected," Turrentine said.
Local Wind, heavy rain expected through the weekend Wind, heavy rain expected through the weekend (Video)
Public works departments say normal maintenance has them ready for the rainstorm that’s sweeping the Northwest, however officials said they are still taking extra precautions to make sure the roadways stay clear.

Crews from both cities were out cleaning catch basins and curb inlets making sure they were free of debris.
Local Normal snow for Hoodoo ski area: 60 inches. Needed to open: 30 inches. On ground: 7 inches Normal snow for Hoodoo ski area: 60 inches. Needed to open: 30 inches. On ground: 7 inches (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Brown tufts of grass poke up through white snow on slops that should be buried under 5 feet of snow this time of year.

While 60 inches would be normal, Hoodoo needs 30 inches to open. The ski area has 7 inches of snow - where there's snow.

Further south in the Cascades, the lifts hang idle at Willamette Pass, where only 6 inches of snow remain on the ground.
Local Albany seeks way to ban marijuana dispensaries: 'People are now opening at their own risk' Albany seeks way to ban marijuana dispensaries: 'People are now opening at their own risk' (Video)
Two months before a state law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries takes effect, a dispensary is preparing to open here - and the City Council is looking for ways to stop it.

Albany Alternative Health Solutions aims to provide medical marijuana and resources for members of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Such licenses dispensaries will be legal statewide once Oregon bill 3460 goes into affect in March.

But the city is talking about finding a way to ban dispensaries.
Local 'About 90 percent of the mattress can be recycled' 'About 90 percent of the mattress can be recycled' (Video)
Whether it has rips or the springs don’t offer the same support they used to, St. Vincent de Paul has made a business out of deconstructing your old mattress.

“It's a business we've created both here and in California,” said Terry McDonald, the executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “Between the two facilities we deconstruct and recycle about 180 to 200,000 mattresses per year. We're the largest mattress recycler in the United States.”
Local Should cell phones be allowed on airplanes? Should cell phones be allowed on airplanes?
The FCC sees no reason to bar cell phone use from airplanes.

The Department of Transportation is exploring the issue, too.

And while the technology to allow cell phone use aboard planes might be there, many people - like Rep. Peter DeFazio, and 90 percent of people in a Today show poll - are opposed to the idea.

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