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Natural Grocers comes to Eugene next week

Natural Grocers comes to Eugene next week »Play Video

Local shoppers are a week away from getting another option in their organic and natural food sources.

Natural Grocers is set to open its doors in Eugene on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved'

2nd UO board meet on handling sexual crimes: 'We need to get our campus leaders involved' »Play Video

The University of Oregon’s President's Review Panel held its second session responding to a number of sexual assaults and rapes near campus on Tuesday, just three days after a woman was allegedly raped near Autzen Stadium.

The sessions ask for public input on how the university can better respond to and prevent sexual crimes on campus.

Teen charged with rape near Autzen Stadium on probation, visiting Eugene in supervised group

Teen charged with rape near Autzen Stadium on probation, visiting Eugene in supervised group »Play Video

The teenager being charged with raping a woman near Autzen Stadium Saturday night will be tried as an adult, the Lane County District Attorney's Office said. 

Jamie Alfredo Tinoco, 17, was arraigned Monday after he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium Saturday night, the Eugene Police Department said. Tinoco faces multiple charges including first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping.

Tinoco was in Eugene with a group of 12 juveniles and four supervising adults from Washington County. 

Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store

Roseburg PD: Suspect charged with murder after woman found dead in convenience store »Play Video

Armed law enforcement officers arrested a homicide suspect Tuesday afternoon after police found a woman dead at the Fast Stop convenience store earlier that morning, Roseburg Police said.


John Flannigan, 27, of Roseburg, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on murder charges Tuesday afternoon shortly after officers served a search warrant at his house off SE Ohio Street.

Injuries reported in multiple car crash on Eugene's Beltline Highway

Injuries reported in multiple car crash on Eugene's Beltline Highway

At least one person was hurt in a multiple car crash that blocked the eastbound lanes of Beltline Highway near the Northwest Expressway, Eugene Police officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.

By 8:40 a.m., the Oregon Department of Transportation reported minimal delays in the area. 

Peterson child abuse case raises the question, is corporal punishment acceptable?

Peterson child abuse case raises the question, is corporal punishment acceptable?

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last week on a felony charge of child abuse for using a switch to spank his son.


Peterson's layer, Rusty Hardin, spoke out in the player's defense, stating "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas."


The allegations raised an interesting discussion on social media. Is Corporal punishment acceptable?

Toxic blue-green algae found in Tenmile Lakes

Toxic blue-green algae found in Tenmile Lakes
File photo of Tenmile lake, located about 8 miles south of Reedsport off Highway 101.

A health advisory is in effect for the Tenmile Lakes south of Reedsport after the Oregon Health Authority reported high levels of toxic blue-green algae in the water.

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates

Wildfire smoke fills the Willamette Valley, air quality deteriorates
Satellite image from NASA.gov shows smoke patterns over Oregon on Monday, Sept. 15 2014.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels for many parts of Oregon's Willamette Valley as wildfire smoke drifted south from the 36 Pit Fire.

After over a day, missing teen found seriously hurt in crash that killed her friend

After over a day, missing teen found seriously hurt in crash that killed her friend
Photo from Oregon State Police.

A young man died and a young woman was seriously injured in a car crash late Saturday night when an SUV rolled down a 40-foot embankment off of Old Stagecoach Road north of Highway 126 West, Oregon State Troopers said.

A family member, who was out looking for the 18-year-old girl, discovered the crash scene early Monday morning after hearing the teenager's cries for help, Oregon State Police said.

Oregon State Police said paramedics pronounced Eugene's Canyon Arthur McCardel, 18, deceased at the scene. 18-year-old Hannah Smith, of Eugene, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated

36 Pit fire grows to 2,300 acres near Mt. Hood, people evacuated
A still image from video shot from KATU's Chopper 2 on Monday morning.

The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels and people were evacuated from their homes as the 36 Pit fire near Estacada grew to 2,300 acres on Monday morning.

Forest Service: Target practice sparks 1,000 acre fire near Mt. Hood

Forest Service: Target practice sparks 1,000 acre fire near Mt. Hood »Play Video
A photo shows smoke from the burning fire near Highway 224 where the 36 Pit Fire has grown to over 1,000 acres since starting Sept. 13 in the Mt. Hood National Forest. (David Proctor)

The fast-growing 36 Pit Fire is burning an estimated 1,000 acres of grass and timber in the Mt. Hood National Forest, about 10 miles southeast of Estacada, U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.

Oregon still in 'critical fire danger', red flag warning extended

Oregon still in 'critical fire danger', red flag warning extended
Willamette National Forest photo of a firefighter working the Deception Creek Complex.

Forecasters extended a red flag warning through Tuesday morning as a lingering system creates critically dry fuels and extreme fire danger in Western Oregon.

Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside

Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside
Tamela Mae Trine, 23

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A teenager and toddler were sleeping in an SUV when an intoxicated woman stole the vehicle from a Safeway parking lot Saturday afternoon, Springfield Police said.

The incident started at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday when a woman, later identified as Tamela Trice, 23, of Springfield, stole an SUV with a 17-year-old and a 2-year-old sleeping in the car, Springfield Police Sergeant Kirkpatrick said.

Trice crashed into a fence in the Coin Laundry parking lot, got out of the car and tried to wipe her fingerprints from the steering wheel, Sgt. Kirkpatrick said, leaving the teenager and the 2-year-old unharmed in the car.

Thanks to a couple of observant witnesses at Safeway, police found Trice's address by tracing the plates of the van she drove to the store.

Trice was booked at the Lane County Jail on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUII, resisting arrest and two counts of reckless endangering.