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'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' »Play Video
The SLIDO map compiles data on known landslides in Oregon

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."

Police: Call 911 if you see this man

Police: If you see this man call 911ROSEBURG, Ore. -- State police and the Douglas County Sheriff's office are looking for an armed and dangerous fugitive that they say eluded them west of Roseburg Wednesday.

Hiram Samuel Cunningham, 30, escaped capture and remains at large.

Authorities say Cunningham is known to carry firearms, and is wanted on numerous warrants out of Douglas, Lane and Jackson counties.

Officials say he is known to wear disguises, including a wig and reading style glasses, to avoid being recognized.  They also say he is potentially violent and has eluded police before.

He is described as a white male, 6'2" tall, 170 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Authorities say if you spot the man, do not approach him; call 911.

Police: Wanted sex offender found at Roseburg High

Police: Wanted sex offender found at Roseburg High A man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender was arrested after police say he was trespassing at Roseburg High School.

Police say a search of his vehicle turned up a backpack that contained a stun gun, duct tape, gloves and black clothing.

Officers say there was also a full size BB pistol in the bag.

Authorities say at about 10:30 am on Wednesday, Derek William Ames, 34, was found on the Roseburg High School campus and contacted by police.

Officers say Ames gave them a false name at first, but they were able to identify him, as well as the warrants he had out of California.

One of those warrants was for failing to register as a sex offender.

Ames was arrested and charged by police with numerous charges including second degree trespass, identity theft and false information to police, among others.

Ames was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Protest signs compare Obama to Hitler

Protest signs compare Obama to Hitler

Political protesters carrying signs comparing President Obama to Adolph Hitler took to the streets Wednesday.

Dart attacks: 'That's actually something really scary'

Dart attacks: 'That's actually something really scary' »Play Video
One of the darts

Three people report being shot by darts fired from a passing SUV this month in Eugene, police said.

All three got hit in the lower extremities by the projectiles, police said. Tests found no substances on the darts themselves.

"They're approximately four inches long," said Lt. Carolyn Mason. "They are not like a pub dart. It's kind of like a weaponry type of dart, if you would, and they do have a metal shaft."

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands »Play Video
The Wayne Morse US Courthouse in Eugene, Ore.

The fate of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now rests with a federal judge who heard arguments Wednesday at a hearing in Eugene.

Lisa Chickadonz is a plaintiff in the case.


She's been engaged to her partner for 29 years waiting for equal rights.

"It seems like time to finally be able to get married," she said. "I didn't go someplace else to do it because I love Oregon and I want to get married in my own state, in my own city, in my own neighborhood."


Sit up straight! Your health may depend on it

Sit up straight! Your health may depend on it »Play Video

You wake up, drive to work and sit a desk all day.

Then you drive home and plop yourself on the couch all night.

If that sounds like you, your health may be at risk.

"A higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being obese," said Debbie Proctor, a cardiac rehab clinical exercise physiologist.

"You get neck pain, you can get disc injuries, it contributes a lot to headaches, headaches are a big one that we see," said Travis Davis, chiropractor. "And then it also causes an imbalance in the muscles, so it contributes to continuing head posture."

These side effects can be pretty daunting - and can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5:30 and 11 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for more on this story

Quilt Show: ‘The museum is never more colorful’

Quilt Show: ‘The museum is never more colorful’
Lois Scott, this year's featured quilter at her home on Friday, April 18. She joined Pioneer Quilters in 1988. Photo by Emerson Malone

The 38th annual Unbroken Thread Quilt Show returns to the Lane County Historical Museum this week and runs from Tuesday, April 22, to Sunday, April 27.

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider'

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider' »Play Video
Inside of where patients stay for the homeless hospital respite program

Two new programs designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals are part of a pilot project involving Eugene/Springfield-based nonprofit organization ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrestedSheriff's deputies arrested a Green District couple early Wednesday morning, after authorities say a toddler was brought into the hospital with meth in her system.

On Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm, officials say Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.