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UO professor launches study to find rate of campus sex assaults

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University of Oregon psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd launched a one-of-a-kind survey to provide scientific data on the rates of sexual assault and harassment at UO.

University of Oregon psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd, who consults the White House on sexual violence, has been studying the topic for more than 20 years. She also knows college sports, serving on UO’s intercollegiate athletics committee.

Rescue divers called to car in creek, find body near Cottage Grove

Rescue divers called to car in creek, find body near Cottage Grove

Search and rescue divers found a deceased person in Wilson Creek Thursday morning after a passerby reported that a car had crashed into the river along London Road, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements

Group with teen accused of rape met Autzen supervision requirements »Play Video
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

Reports state the teenager accused of raping a woman near Autzen Stadium on Saturday night was visiting Eugene to watch an Oregon Ducks football game through the Washington County Juvenile Department.

The trip was part of a program that helps youth develop life skills and positive goals through pro-social activities, Department Director Lynne Schroeder said.

The University of Oregon Athletic Department couldn't confirm if they were aware that the supervised group of 12 troubled teens was visiting the Ducks game. Senior Associate Athletic Director Craig Pintens said there are a number of different people the group could have called to notify the university.

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.