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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

UO on Ebola: Got symptoms? Been to West Africa? Get to hospital »Play Video
'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.

Raging Grannies ask Eugene City Council to reconsider camping ban

Raging Grannies ask Eugene City Council to reconsider camping ban »Play Video

Nearly a half-year after Eugene closed the Whoville homeless camp, the local social activist group Raging Grannies asked city councilors to lift the city’s camping ban.

“If you don't have a place to sleep, you really don't have a place to be. I mean what happens is they're being arrested for sleeping which is a human necessity and a human right,” said Raging Granny Barb Prentice.

Firefighters rescue man pinned between cars in parking lot

Firefighters rescue man pinned between cars in parking lot »Play Video

A man got stuck between his car and another vehicle in a store parking lot Tuesday morning.

The man got out of his car in the Bimart parking lot on River Road as the vehicle was still moving, said Captain Steven Kropf with Eugene-Springfield Fire.