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'Heart defects may not manifest themselves until they get older'

'Heart defects may not manifest themselves until they get older'

Cardiologists at Riverbend Hospital gave a free heart screening to about 70 teens on Saturday, using an electrocardiogram (otherwise known as an EKG) to check for heart problems.


People with undetected heart defects are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest, especially if they're athletes.


“(It’s) not that common but it is devastating,” said Frances Munkenbeck, a physician at Oregon Cardiology “It is the leading cause of death during exercise, in teens who are exercising.”

Mother charged in four-year-old's death after apartment fire

Mother charged in four-year-old's death after apartment fire »Play Video
Niya Breann Sosa-Martinez, the mother of Andre, has been arrested on charges of Second Degree Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Second Degree Child Neglect. Sosa-Martinez is being held on a Parole Violation Detention Warrant. She was arrested on October 24. (Marion County Correctional Facility)

A mother who escaped a fatal apartment fire in Keizer, Ore. is being charged in the death of her four-year-old son.

Hwy 101 reopens at McCullough Bridge after death, damage

Hwy 101 reopens at McCullough Bridge after death, damage
Work enclosure on the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge - Oregon Dept. of Transportation photo

The high winds that hit the Western Oregon Coastline stopped crews trying to secure the enclosure that broke free of the McCullough Bridge Wednesday, the same day the Coast Guard found a man's body in the waters of Coos Bay.

Thrill The World in Eugene: 'Fundraising is a big part'

Thrill The World in Eugene: 'Fundraising is a big part' »Play Video
More than 200 individuals participated in the 3rd annual Thrill the World Eugene held at Washington Jefferson Park. Thrill the World is a worldwide event occuring simultaneously in 21 countries. Proceeds from the event are donated to ShelterCare, a nonprofit organization benefitting homelessness. Kyra Bailey, Oregon News Lab

Over 200 zombies danced in perfect beat to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as part of the third annual Thrill the World Eugene event under the Washington – Jefferson Bridge Saturday afternoon, with the dance beginning at exactly 3 p.m. in order to be synchronized with dancers in 21 countries globally.

Creative costumes at Coastal's Howl-O-Ween contest

Creative costumes at Coastal's Howl-O-Ween contest

Pets dressed up from nose to tail Saturday for the annual Howl-O-Ween costume contest at Coastal Farm & Ranch. Cash from the costume contest went to help pets in need at the local humane society.

High winds sweep Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley causing power outages

High winds sweep Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley causing power outages
Viewer photo sent in of a tree blown into 7th Ave. near the Olive Street intersection.

Utility crews across Western Oregon are working to restore power to thousands of homes after the high winds caused outages across the region.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the weekend, and officials are predicting the strongest gusts for the afternoon hours between 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday.

'I don't know what makes a kid, you know, snap like that'

'I don't know what makes a kid, you know, snap like that' »Play Video
Students evacuate after a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School

A 14-year-old in Marysville, Wash., killed one person and sent four students to the hospital before he shot and killed himself.

It's the sort of horrifying story you always want to think could never happen in your neighborhood.

But what if it did?

Eugene Police say they're as prepared as possible for a shooting in a school.

'Do all we can to improve the safety of this section of Interstate 5'

'Do all we can to improve the safety of this section of Interstate 5' »Play Video
Scene of the crash

Oregon DOT planned to put out bids early next year seeking construction of cable barriers in the median of Interstate 5 between Salem and Albany.

But after 2 fatal crossover accidents, including a double-crossover crash Thursday that killed a woman and sent a semi careening into oncoming traffic, Governor John Kitzhaber and ODOT Director Matthew Garrett announced plans to fast track the project.

FBI: Suspect robbed 6 Northwest banks in matter of days

FBI: Suspect robbed 6 Northwest banks in matter of days
The FBI believes the suspect in 6 Northwest bank robberies is the same man: Anthony Martinis

The FBI said the bank robber believed to be Anthony Martinis has robbed at least six banks: 3 in Washington State over 10 days and 3 in Oregon over 2 days.

Hwy 101 'expected' to reopen Saturday after death, bridge damage investigation

Hwy 101 'expected' to reopen Saturday after death, bridge damage investigation
Viewer photo shows the damaged enclosure on the McCullough Bridge. The Department of Transportation said they aren't sure how long the bridge will remain closed while they investigate a death and some damage to the work enclosure.

Transportation officials say U.S. Highway 101 'is expected' to remain closed at McCullough Bridge in North Bend at least until Saturday.

Springfield woman pleads guilty to stealing SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside

Springfield woman pleads guilty to stealing SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside
Tamela Mae Trice, 23

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A woman pleaded guilty to stealing an SUV from a store parking lot while a teenager and toddler were sleeping inside the vehicle, the Lane County District Attorney's Office said.

Tamela Trice, 23, of Springfield plead guilty to multiple charges including two counts of attempted kidnapping, driving under the influence, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison with 3 years of post-prison supervision from the mid-September incident.

According to police, Trice was intoxicated when she stole an SUV from the Safeway store in Springfieldwhile a 17-year-old and a 2-year-old sleeping in the car.

Her 20-month sentence also includes a probation violation. Trice was on probation for hitting an LTD bus driver after being told to get off the bus October 4, 2012.

Former youth sports coach accused of raping girl in Eugene in early 2000s

An Oregon City man who had coached youth sports in Eugene faces accusations who sexually abused a girl who lived in his home when he lived here more than a decade ago.

Eugene Police arrested Marvin Paul Harley, 48, on Thursday on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Sodomy in the Second Degree, Rape in the Second Degree and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree.

The victim told an agency in another state that the crimes happened in Eugene between 2000 and 2002 while she was under 18 and lived in Harley's home.

Police said Harley was at that time acting as a coach for middle-school age children.

2 dead, 4 critically injured in shooting at Marysville high school

2 dead, 4 critically injured in shooting at Marysville high school »Play Video
Firefighters, medics and hospital staff move one of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting victims from an ambulence into Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, following the shooting at the high school. (AP Photo/The Herald, Dan Bates)
A student opened fire Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School, killing one student and critically injuring four others before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said.