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No basketball players in UO video on preventing sexual violence

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"It's On Us"

The University of Oregon has accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge, releasing a video at halftime of Saturday's football game against Washington.

The video features leaders in the University of Oregon community, including many athletes.

But the video doesn't include anyone from the Ducks basketball team, which has been at the forefront of the sexual assault discussion following allegations against 3 players last March.

How low will gas prices go?

How low will gas prices go?
Photo taken October 21, 2014, in Eugene, Ore.

Prices at the pump are falling, driven by drops in crude oil prices, AAA Oregon said.

“Washington and Oregon have the fourth and fifth largest weekly drops in gas prices in the last week as both averages lose 14 cents, and both states are registering the largest drops in the last month with both averages down 40 cents in that timeframe,” said Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon/Idaho.

The national average for regular unleaded fell 9 cents this week to $3.09 a gallon.

Oregon’s average is down 14 cents to $3.36 per gallon, the lowest since February of this year.

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists

Wells Fargo offers $5K reward for suspect in Salem, Cottage Grove heists
The FBI is looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Western Oregon on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.

The FBI is searching for a man who robbed three Western Oregon banks in two days. In all three robberies the man demanded money from a bank teller and walked out with cash.

Myrtle Point woman stabbed in abdomen with large knife; cousin arrested

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141021simons-jason330.jpgA woman stabbed multiple times in the abdomen with a large knife underwent emergency surgery Tuesday morning.

Cheyenne Workman, 21, of Myrtle Point was rushed to Coquille Valley Hospital by Myrtle Point Ambulance.

Her cousin, Jason E Simons, 37, of Myrtle Point is being held on $1 million bail and charges of attempted murder.

2 dead in head-on crash with log truck

2 dead in head-on crash with log truck

Two people died when their sedan crashed head on into an oncoming log truck.

Todd Gilman was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Nonpareil Road when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle veered into the oncoming lane and struck a fully loaded log truck traveling westbound, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators said the head-on collision ejected Todd Gilman and his wife, Tina Gilman, from the vehicle.

The Sutherlin residents, both 50, died at the scene.

UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort

UO launches $2 billion fundraising effort »Play Video
Graduation 2014 (File photo)

The University of Oregon officially entered the public phase of its fundraising campaign on Friday night with the announcement of a $2 billion effort.

The most ambitious campaign in the UO’s history is also the largest fundraising effort ever undertaken by an organization in the state.

Expansion project begins at Eugene Airport

Expansion project begins at Eugene Airport »Play Video
The work includes relocating an elevator.

Work begins this week to expand the Eugene Airport terminal.

The project will take two years, with completion targeted for early 2017.

Police to focus on cars and bikes near OSU this week

Police to focus on cars and bikes near OSU this week
An Oregon State Police trooper speaks to a bicyclist on the Oregon State University campus. There will be a saturation operation Nov. 7-8 on campus to educate drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about traffic laws. Date: Nov. 2, 2012 (photo: Theresa Hogue)

Do you drive or bike near campus?

State and local police plan stepped up enforcement Wednesday and Friday near the Oregon State campus.

The effort is driven by complaints about bicycles and cars endangering pedestrians, Oregon State Police said.

Rain in forecast through the weekend

Rain in forecast through the weekend

The storm dousing western Oregon on Monday is expected to taper off overnight into Tuesday.

A second "quite wet" storm system will move in Tuesday night, the National Weather Service in Portland said, with rain likely lingering into Thursday. That front may also produce strong coastal winds.

And while all forecasts are subject to change, forecasters see a third system setting up for a wet weekend.

Veterans swim free on Mondays at Tamarack Pool: 'It gives us all a social network'

Veterans swim free on Mondays at Tamarack Pool: 'It gives us all a social network' »Play Video

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.

Salem teacher put on paid leave after being caught on camera pulling a student's shirt off

Salem teacher put on paid leave after being caught on camera pulling a student's shirt off »Play Video
Student Sara Rue says she was just trying to leave a classroom in Salem, Ore. during a confrontation between a teacher and another student when her shirt was ripped off as the teacher tried to pull Rue back inside the door. (Bob Heye, KATU News)

Student Sara Rue says she was just trying to leave the classroom during a confrontation between a teacher and another student.

You can see Sara Rue heading for the classroom door. The teacher tries to stop Rue and yanked so hard on the top Rue was wearing, that it came off, exposing Rue’s bra.

“Every time I watch it, I want to cry because of how scared I could tell I was, just by the sound of my voice.  Just by me crying,” says Rue.

Zombies roam Eugene streets, prepping for 'Thrill The World'

Zombies roam Eugene streets, prepping for 'Thrill The World'

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."

UO announces $2 billion fundraising campaign

UO announces $2 billion fundraising campaign

The University of Oregon is offering two new scholarships to students who have worked hard through high school. If you qualify, the money is automatically awarded to in-state students.