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

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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

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, but they're not from some scary carcinogen or some unknown substance.

They can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 6 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.


 

EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day

EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day »Play Video
Earth Day at Kennedy Middle School

Students at Kennedy Middle School participated in a variety of Earth Day activities Tuesday.

One of the class sessions showed students the power of wind. Students built their own windmills, then tested their strength against a fan.

Tim Whitley with EWEB said it's important to teach students of all ages the importance of renewable energy sources.

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death
People gathered in memory of Officer Chris Kilcullen

Three years ago Tuesday, Officer Chris Kilcullen died after pursuing an erratic motorist along a stretch of freeway that now carries his name.

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban »Play Video

The voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is headed to federal court this week in Eugene.

Advocates in favor of overturning the ban planned a vigil outside the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's court hearing.

Clark Compton, one of the speakers at the vigil, said his daughter is a lesbian and therefore barred from marrying in Oregon.

"Love matters to everybody and all the committed same-sex couples in the state deserve the right to marry," he said.

Water main break disrupts service to Corvallis, OSU campus

Water main break disrupts service to Corvallis, OSU campus
The water main break flooded downtown streets and knocked out service to homes, businesses and the Oregon State campus

A water main break downtown knocked out service to the Oregon State campus and parts of Corvallis, causing low and even no water pressure in homes and residence halls.

Murder trial delayed after juror faints

Murder trial delayed after juror faints »Play Video
The trial was delayed a day after a juror fainted outside the courtroom

David Ray Taylor sat alone at the front of the packed courtroom where he is on trial for murder.

But jurors never saw the inside of the court room, nor did any witnesses take the stand.

Fire burns Gilham Road home

Fire burns Gilham Road home »Play Video
Firefighters at the scene Tuesday

A fire burned a Eugene home Tuesday afternoon.

The fire appears to have started in the back of the home in the 3800 block of Gilham Road, Eugene Springfield Fire said, and then spread quickly to the attic.

The initial call to 911 came in just before 1:40 p.m.

Firefighters searched the home and found no one inside.