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Swastikas scribbled on mailbox near Jewish fraternity

Swastikas scribbled on mailbox near Jewish fraternity »Play Video
Vandalism on mailboxes in Eugene reported July 14, 2014

Swastikas scribbled all over a mailbox adjacent to a national Jewish fraternity's University of Oregon house is under investigation by local police.

"Not only is it a destruction of property, but it represents a symbol that strikes fear in an entire community," said Lt. Doug Mozan, "and we are committed to the safety of that community."

It isn't clear whether the fraternity was a direct target or just near the vandalism.    

But members of Alpha Epsilon Pi said this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened to them.

Mandatory evacuation lifted as crews make progress on Moccasin Hill Fire

Mandatory evacuation lifted as crews make progress on Moccasin Hill Fire
Smoke from the Moccasin Hill Fire on Sunday, July 13

A mandatory evacuation has been downgraded to standby as firefighters make progress containing the Moccasin Hill Fire north of Sprague River.

Man thinks vandal sabotaged family's truck while camping

Man thinks vandal sabotaged family's truck while camping »Play Video
Israel Elliott says he thinks someone loosened the lug nuts from his truck's wheel while his family camped at Detroit Lake.

A Portland man believes someone maliciously took six of the eight lug nuts off a front tire while his family was camping at Detroit Lake. The tire flew off while his wife and two kids were driving on the highway Sunday.

Need some space? Police to focus on drivers following too close

Need some space? Police to focus on drivers following too close
Beltline: From bumper-to-bumper to something better?

The "If you can read this bumper sticker, you're too close" bumper sticker is getting a little help of the "protect and serve" variety: Officers with the Eugene Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit plan to focus on drivers who follow to close to other drivers on Beltline and I-105.

Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions

Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions »Play Video
A class on tracking

Oregon’s search and rescue volunteers are called out to hundreds of rescue missions each year, helping find people in counties across the state.

Over 60 young search and rescue volunteers met in the Linn County wilderness over the weekend for the first regional training camp over the weekend.

'Every observation is important in a case like this'

'Every observation is important in a case like this' »Play Video
Were you there?

Police ask the public for information about criminal cases all the time.

Now a local defense attorney is asking for any witnesses to the events that left one man dead and the lawyer's client charged with murder.

Study finds veterans commit suicide at higher rate than general populace

Study finds veterans commit suicide at higher rate than general populace »Play Video
"Whenever we did convoys to other bases for medical supplies, there was somebody shot at a stop light," Cecil Ranne said. "So we did a lot of speeding through town in unmarked cars, you know, to avoid snipers."

Some troops lose their lives in the line of duty.

A tragic number take their own lives once they get back home.

According to an Oregon Health Authority Study, the suicide rate was significantly higher among veterans than among non-veterans for both males and females in Oregon between 2008 to 2012.

The study also found suicide is the leading cause of death among veterans under 45 years of age. 

And the veteran suicide rate was higher in Lane County than the state average.

Sweet Home woman found dead in woods east of Cottage Grove

Sweet Home woman found dead in woods east of Cottage Grove
The sheriff would like to hear from anyone who saw Heaven King or her 1991 silver Honda Accord (license plate UYK 382) between noon on Tuesday, July 8, and afternoon Wednesday, July 9. You can contact the LCSO Communications Center at (541) 682-4141.

Hikers found the body of a Sweet Home woman along a forest road east of Cottage Grove last week. Now the sheriff is asking for the public's help in the death investigation.

Lightning sets Oregon ablaze: 'This kicks off our fire season, and we’re ready'

Lightning sets Oregon ablaze: 'This kicks off our fire season, and we’re ready'
Flames on the Moccasin Fire, north of Sprague River, Oregon.

Thousands of lightning strikes set forests and brush on fire across Oregon, sending firefighters scrambling to contain the blazes on the Willamette National Forest and in Central Oregon.

In Southern Oregon, homes have been lost and residents evacuated due to a fast-moving fire.

Woman asked to leave during concert: 'They know they legally can't remove me for nursing'

Woman asked to leave during concert: 'They know they legally can't remove me for nursing' »Play Video

A California mom's time at a Brad Paisley concert was cut short when she says a police officer forced her to leave because she was breast-feeding her baby in the crowd.


Authorities said they asked the woman to move because they were worried about her children's safety.


"So we're afraid of your child getting crushed and we're afraid of your child's ear drums being hurt,” Christopherson remembered the officer telling her. "It completely was a cop-out. They're trying to cover this up because they know they legally can't remove me for nursing."