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Police: Gunman steals man's car - and pants

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141017alonzo330.jpgCOOS BAY, Ore. - A gunman kidnapped a driver in Coos Bay and directed him to a remote area near Sumner Thursday morning.

The gunman then demanded the victim get out of the car and remove his pants.

The gunman took the man's pants and car and drove off.

The victim then walked to a nearby home and asked the residents to call 911

At about 11:44 a.m., an officer from the Coos Bay Police Department located the stolen vehicle unoccupied in Coos Bay.

Investigators identified 21-year-old Gabriel T. Alonzo of Coos Bay

Woman indicted on Murder by Abuse in death of 87-year-old mother

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Vana Boren in court on Friday, October 17

http://media.kmtr.com/images/141016boren330.jpgNORTH BEND, Ore. - A woman faces charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter in the death of her 87-year-old mother.

The Coos County Grand Jury indicted Vana Gaye Boren, 54, on Wednesday. She faced arraignment on the charges Friday.

The charges allege that, between the start of the year and March 9, Boren caused the death of her mother, Willa Faye Boren, "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life," the district attorney said.

Murder by Abuse carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

Manslaughter is punishable by at least 10 years and as many as 20 years.

What do you know - or fear - about Ebola?

What do you know - or fear - about Ebola? »Play Video

KMTR NewsSource 16 asked people what they know - and what they fear - about Ebola in an effort to nail down some facts about the disease with outbreaks in Africa and isolated cases in the U.S.

FBI: Robber hit banks in Salem and Eugene before, after lunch

A man robbed a bank in Salem late Thursday morning - then robbed another 60 miles to the south in Eugene a few hours later.

The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Eugene Police Department want the public's help in identifying and locating the man believed responsible for the two robberies.

UO on Ebola: Got symptoms? Been to West Africa? Get to hospital

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'The process that we take is a very standardized process.'

"The closeness of everybody and just tight knit community and big lecture halls - yeah, it could be definitely a problem," a student suggested.

Trooper finds fugitive, 4 lbs pot during traffic stop along I-5

Trooper finds fugitive, 4 lbs pot during traffic stop along I-5
The trooper arrested the driver - Thomas Garza, 48, from Talent, Ore. (above left) - on charges of Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. During the stop, the trooper discovered that the passenger - Anthony J. Balascio, 43, of Allen, Texas (above right) - was wanted on a felony warrant for Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana. He was arrested without incident.

A state trooper stopped an SUV for multiple traffic violations - and found a fugitive from Texas and 4 pounds of pot inside the rig Wednesday, Oregon State Police said.

Totem poles back at Oregon Zoo

Totem poles back at Oregon Zoo
Loesy, a totem pole restored by the artist and installed at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history have reappeared on the zoo campus — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than ever.

The totem poles — one crafted by Chief Don “Lelooska” Smith and another by father-and-son artists Rex and Ray Losey — have been at the zoo for decades, becoming familiar visual cues for visitors over the years.

They were relocated last year as the zoo began a major transformation, breaking ground on both Condors of the Columbia, which opened in May, and Elephant Lands — a sweeping expansion of the zoo’s Asian elephant habitat that will quadruple the animals’ space and dramatically enhance their daily experiences.

Oregon State prof wins Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Jane Lubchenco, the University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club on Thursday announced that Jane Lubchenco, the University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and former NOAA administrator, will receive the fourth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.

The $10,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion. It was established in memory of Stephen H. Schneider, a pioneer in the field of climatology.

During her tenure with NOAA, Lubchenco helped lead the nation through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 770 tornadoes, 70 Atlantic hurricanes, six major floods, three tsunamis, historic drought and wildfires, prolonged heat waves and record snowfalls and blizzards.

Body of missing hunter found near large waterfall

Body of missing hunter found near large waterfall
TJ Anderson

The body of 20-year old Travis Joseph Anderson, missing since October 9 in the Squaw Creek Drainage area Near Tiller, Oregon, was found near a large waterfall Wednesday afternoon.

Roseburg infant receives new heart

Roseburg infant receives new heart
Baylee Brynn

After waiting 90 days in a Seattle hospital, seven-month old Baylee Brynn of Roseburg has finally received a heart transplant.

Brynn's family says she got her new heart Sunday, and the six-hour operation was a success.