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Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death

Suspect claims self-defense in ex-girlfriend's shooting death »Play Video
David Bowen in court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2014

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree: David Bowen shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Tammy Borda on December 2, 2013.

They agree Bowen kept Borda's body on his kitchen floor for two weeks before dumping her remains in the woods.

Where they differ is whether Bowen murdered Borda.

Students hold mock election: 'We're kind of the future'

Students hold mock election: 'We're kind of the future' »Play Video
Students cast ballots at South Eugene High School

Registered voters aren't the only people hoping to have their voices heard this year.

Students at South Eugene High School held a mock election Thursday.


'Ebola has these dread qualities: They confuse the brain as to how likely something is'

'Ebola has these dread qualities: They confuse the brain as to how likely something is' »Play Video

The public often lets feelings of fear drive their perception of a risk, rather than the probability of the risk actually happening, said University of Oregon Psychology Professor Paul Slovic.

With Ebola in the headlines, Slovic said, our thoughts of possibly contracting the disease hit all the risk perception hot buttons. It's unfamiliar, it's deadly, it's invisible, and not easily controllable.

Slovic says we tend to overreact and over-prepare, so that a disease doesn't spread. He says a lot of the precautions are more to ease the public fears than prevent a tragedy.

New machine makes for a better MRI experience at Riverbend

New machine makes for a better MRI experience at Riverbend

Patients getting MRI scans at Sacred Heart at River Bend will get an experience they aren't likely to get anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest.

Adam Mellott, Riverbend’s Imaging Services Manager, said the machine can treat people of all sizes, from small children and obese adults.

Thurston HS students: 'We wanted to show that people are above the stereotypes'

Thurston HS students: 'We wanted to show that people are above the stereotypes' »Play Video

Bullying is a problem at schools across the globe, but a group of teens at Thurston High School are taking a stand by saying it’s not welcome in their hallways.

Students in the school’s peer group produced a video called “Be You”, which addresses the harm that comes from bullying.

The normally chaotic lunchroom fell quiet Wednesday as the students watched their classmates pour their hearts out, one placard at a time.

Coos Bay woman charged with DUII after crash near Corvallis

A Coos Bay woman was driving drunk when her car drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit another vehicle Tuesday night, seriously injuring herself and the other driver, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.

'It was just like they got it. They understood'

'It was just like they got it. They understood' »Play Video
"What she would really love is that is a safe place for girls to come and they know that they can share and nothing they're going to share is wrong." Watch "Aimee's Place" #LiveOnKMTR Thursday evening at 5:30, 6:30 or 11.

Once a week, 12-year-old Becca Mann visits Mercy Me Ranch in Veneta to ride horses like Juliette.

"Riding the horses, it helps me because like it like distracts my mind from losing my dad," she said.

Becca's dad Erik died last December from an aggressive form of cancer.

A tragic loss is something Becca and Lori Thomas have in common.

"Losing my dad at 13, I didn't really have anyone come alongside me that could identify with my loss and it was a very lonely journey for me," Lori said.

Now Lori and her husband Stan are working through the grief of losing their youngest daughter Aimee in a car crash last year.

Woman accused of robbing Florence bank

Woman accused of robbing Florence bank
Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, courtesy Florence Police

A woman faces charges of robbery, theft and menacing after police say she robbed a bank inside a grocery store.

Police: Woman reported missing found OK

An Oregon Coast woman reported missing Tuesday night was found safe and is no longer considered missing, state police said.

Oregon State Police asked for the public's help locating Elizabeth "Betsy" Anne Garner, 33, of Gleneden Beach.

She was last seen around 8 p.m. when a coworker dropped Garner off at Fishing Rock State Park in Lincoln Beach, a small coastal community north of Depoe Bay, police said.

Police said she was located safe and is no longer considered missing.

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii

Lava flow evacuates homes on Hawaii »Play Video

Lava creeping across the big island of Hawaii is within 70 yards of homes, and could consume the structures within the next day.


Residents of the big island have been watching the steady flow for months, hoping it would change course.


Now dozens are on alert for a mandatory evacuation while many have already voluntarily left.

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion

UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion »Play Video

Last week, the U of O’s Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and victim support programs on campus issued a list of recommendations to university officials.

On the list of over 20 suggestions was a call to immediately suspend the university’s plans to expand fraternity and sorority life.

Lubash said they also want to have a member of each Greek Life house to sit on a task force so they can educate each fraternity and sorority on the reporting process.