Local veterans will be making a splash at a South Eugene pool for free each Monday thanks to a new grant.
The Oregon Country Fair grant does give vets a free aerobic activity at Tamarack Pool, but one former military man said he hopes the program will bring waves of change to the often troubled veteran community.
Studies from the Oregon Health Authority show that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. It also shows that the state's returning service men and women have higher suicide rates.
“It gives us all a social network. And that's important for everyone,” said Ted Vasquez, a disabled Vietnam War vet.
Back (from the dead) for their third year, Thrill The World Eugene is raising cash for ShelterCare while joining an annual attempt to break the world record for "most people simultaneously dancing to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' around the globe."
NORTH BEND, Ore. - A woman faces charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter in the death of her 87-year-old mother.
The Coos County Grand Jury indicted Vana Gaye Boren, 54, on Wednesday. She faced arraignment on the charges Friday.
The charges allege that, between the start of the year and March 9, Boren caused the death of her mother, Willa Faye Boren, "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life," the district attorney said.
Murder by Abuse carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.
Manslaughter is punishable by at least 10 years and as many as 20 years.