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Bottle deposit could double in Oregon in 2017

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The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative said the statewide redemption rate at recycling centers last year was around 70 percent.

If that rate doesn't go up this year, the redemption amount will double from 5 to 10 cents starting in 2017.

If the redemption rate doubles, the deposit fee for a 6-pack will go from 30 cents to 60 cents.

'I'm the tree hugger. She's got the gun': Friends plan to hike Pacific Crest Trail

'I'm the tree hugger. She's got the gun': Friends plan to hike Pacific Crest Trail »Play Video
Susannah Garza (left) and Linda Zahl of St. Helens, Oregon train for a planned trek along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer.

Since the film's release, the PCT has picked up in popularity. Now, two St. Helens, Oregon women are about to embark on a trail trek that sounds a lot like a sequel. Thing is, they haven't even seen the movie.

14 years prison for teen rapist: 'The public wants me to see you as a boy, but I do not'

14 years prison for teen rapist: 'The public wants me to see you as a boy, but I do not' »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.

The teen who abducted and raped a woman near Autzen Stadium last fall will spend more than 14 years in prison for his crime.

Judge Debra Vogt sentenced 17-year-old Jaime Tinoco to 170 months in prison for the September attack. Tinoco pleaded guilty last week to rape, kidnapping and assault.

Tinoco smiled during sentencing proceedings on Monday, including testimony from the victim.

When the judge asked him why, he said he didn't know.

Suspect in Washington casino killing caught on I-5 in Salem

Suspect in Washington casino killing caught on I-5 in Salem
Booking photo for Jeremy Jay Schlenker, 27

Oregon State troopers caught a man accused of shooting and killing a stranger at a Washington casino early Saturday morning as the suspect was driving south on Interstate 5 through Salem.

Taxpayers will foot bill for Former First Lady's defense

Taxpayers will foot bill for Former First Lady's defense »Play Video

Two federal public defenders will represent Cylvia Hayes in any upcoming litigation regarding her private consulting while she was Oregon's first lady.

At this point Hayes has not been arrested or indicted.

Make-A-Wish sending family to WWE event

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Mike and Michele Traufler say their son John was born a healthy, normal boy.

By the time he reached 2 1/2 years old, they knew something was wrong when their son began having seizures.

"It's been an 11 1/2 year battle," Mike said. "He's actually had three catastrophic bleeds where he went into seizures and had life-threatening situations."

Skateboarders hit by car: 'I heard a crash, and something hit the side of me'

Skateboarders hit by car: 'I heard a crash, and something hit the side of me' »Play Video
Miranda Canter

Miranda Canter was with Codylee Nute on Tuesday night.

"He wanted to go for a ride before going home," Canter said. "So I said, 'OK, let's go.'"

The two made their way to Q Street on skateboards.

Canter said she and Nute, her classmate at Gateways High School, were skating in the bike lane as they approached 15th and Q streets around 10:30 p.m.

Miranda, an experienced skater, said she didn't see the car coming.