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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

Make-A-Wish sending family to WWE event »Play Video

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.

Teen pleads guilty to raping woman near Autzen Stadium

Teen pleads guilty to raping woman near Autzen Stadium
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 17-year-old boy accused of raping a woman near Autzen Stadium last fall pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and other charges Friday.

Prosecutor Erik Hasselman said Jaime Tinoco faces 8 to 14 years in prison.

Tinoco is due back in court Monday for sentencing.

Man's death caused by blast from exploding target mixture

Man's death caused by blast from exploding target mixture »Play Video
The blast created a crater about 12 feet in diameter and two feet deep. It split a 30-pound rock and knocked down a tree. (KATU Photo)

Investigators have determined a man whose remains were found near the site of an explosion off Highway 26 Thursday was caused by the blast from an exploding target mixture. 

'Something kind of fun': 6th Annual Pie in the Face event

'Something kind of fun': 6th Annual Pie in the Face event »Play Video
KPIC reporter Kristin Goodwillie prepares to get a pie in the face from members of local law enforcement.

United Way auctioned off pies and the winning bidder was able to throw the pie in a community leader’s face.

LTD may add service to Eugene Airport

LTD may add service to Eugene Airport »Play Video

Five years ago, Lane Transit District slashed service hours by 11 percent, a move brought on by the recession. Now LTD is ready to add hours back to their schedule - including potential service to the Eugene Airport.

Two fires Thursday at property state calls illegal tire dump

Two fires Thursday at property state calls illegal tire dump »Play Video

Fire crews responded twice Thursday to a north Eugene property where the State of Oregon says thousands of used tires are being illegally stored.

New Eugene 4J superintendent to start work July 1

New Eugene 4J superintendent to start work July 1 »Play Video
The sign outside the Eugene 4J Superintendent's Office

The next superintendent of the Eugene 4J School District earned his doctorate at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Gustavo Balderas agreed to a 3-year contract with a start date of July 1.

Balderas, currently superintendent of Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, Calif., is the choice of the 4J board after reviewing 31 applicants.

Balderas, originally from Washington state, attended Western Oregon State College, Portland State and the University of Oregon.

He spent 17 years with the Hillsboro School District.

Vigil honors car crash victims, survivor

Vigil honors car crash victims, survivor »Play Video

The friends and family gathered Wednesday at Sheldon High School for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of 32-year-old Lujuan Renrick and 25-year-old Kelsy Lee Becker.

Police: Suspect in shower sex assault dropped cell phone at scene

Police: Suspect in shower sex assault dropped cell phone at scene »Play Video
Ronald Wesley Vaughan, 22, faces charges of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree, 3 counts of Burglary in the First Degree and Attempted Burglary in the First Degree, Corvallis Police said. Oregon State Police charged Vaughan with 3 counts of Burglary in the First Degree and 1 count of Burglary in the Second degree from incidents on the Oregon State University campus.

A man sexually assaulted a woman in the shower after breaking into her house and disrobing Wednesday, Corvallis Police said.

The suspect dropped his cell phone at the scene, police said.

He also matched the suspect description in three other break-ins in Corvallis and a string of burglaries at an Oregon State residence hall, police said.

Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries

Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries »Play Video
Photo of Codylee Nute from a website maintained by his sister

A car collided with 2 teens on skateboards Tuesday night, seriously injuring one of the youths, Springfield Police said.

Seventeen-year-old Codylee Nute suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital, police said.

On a website set up by Nute's sister, she reports he required brain surgery and may have suffered a torn main artery in his stomach.

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6th case confirmed: 'We need parents to help us get the word out to students'

6th case confirmed: 'We need parents to help us get the word out to students' »Play Video
Dr. Paul Cieslak from the Oregon Health Authority and Dr. Patrick Luedtke from Lane County Public Health meet the press on March 19, 2015

State health officials appealed to the parents of University of Oregon students to get their children vaccinated against meningitis B.

The bacterial infection has sickened 6 students since January, killing one of them.

Dozens more students - upwards of 100 - have been taken to the hospital and evaluated for the infection.

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One dead, explosion on Highway 26 near Welches

One dead, explosion on Highway 26 near Welches »Play Video
Law enforcement blocks off Highway 26 near Rhododendron Thursday, March 19, 2015 as it investigates an explosion. One person is dead, but it's not known whether the death is related to the explosion.

The FBI confirmed one person has died near an explosion Thursday along Highway 26, which was closed for most of the day while authorities investigated.