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Inaugural Hero For A Day leaves Lane County foster boys feeling invincible

Inaugural Hero For A Day leaves Lane County foster boys feeling invincible »Play Video
Participants in the inaugural Hero For A Day event at the Mochofsky Center race against University of Oregon track athletes Arthur Delaney (left). The event was designed to provide foster children in the local area the opportunity to interact with University of Oregon athletes and superheroes. Alan Sylvestre, Oregon News Lab

Superheroes took over the Moshofsky Center on Sunday for the first ever Hero For a Day event.


Hosted by the non-profit A Family For Every Child, it gave foster boys a chance to meet with Duck athletes, local rescue workers and some of their favorite super heroes from the pages of a comic book.


“(They) come here and leave their worries behind and get to just have fun with all these heroes,” said event coordinator Rebecca Rhodes.

Chinese vessel detects ping in Indian Ocean, could belong to missing Malaysian Flight's black box

Chinese state-media reported Saturday that one of their vessels detected a pulse signal the Indian Ocean, possibly from the black box of missing Malaysia airlines flight 370. If that's true, it could be a huge development in the search. However, a lack of details given by the Chinese government has Australian authorities hesitant to raise expectations.

 

Officers close Kinsrow Ave. to arrest assault suspect

Officers close Kinsrow Ave. to arrest assault suspect
Eugene Police Department were dispatched to Kinsrow Ave., just east of Martin Luther King Boulevard, on Saturday evening around 10:15 p.m. to investigate a situation. At approximately 10:30, the S.W.A.T team vehicle approached the scene. Alan Sylvestre, Oregon News Lab

Police closed down Kinsrow Ave. Saturday night to arrest a man suspected of an assault that sent another man to the hospital, Eugene Police officials said.

The incident started at around 10:15 p.m. when officers arrived at the McKenna Estates apartment complex to arrest a suspect in an assault case. The suspect, 26-year-old Corey Villa, refused to leave the home, Lieutenant Scott Fellman said.

Villa was arrested for assault II and officers cleared the area by about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Eugene Police said.

Monster Jam thrills fans at Matt Knight Arena

Monster Jam thrills fans at Matt Knight Arena
Scooby Doo! jumps in the wheelie competition and wins the event. (David Flowers, Oregon News Lab)

Corvallis duo starts Carma Cosplay: 'There’s a lot of preparation towards the costume'

Corvallis duo starts Carma Cosplay: 'There’s a lot of preparation towards the costume' »Play Video

A Corvallis duo is working to grow their cosplay – or movie/comic-themed costume - hobby into a project they call Carma Cosplay.

Emma graduated From Oregon State University with a Zoology major and Carly is an OSU senior studying Fisheries and Wildlife.

On some days they take on completely different identities.

Photos: Eugene's Saturday market opens for 45th season

Photos: Eugene's Saturday market opens for 45th season

Dozens brought their creative wares to the park blocks on April 5 (4/5/14) as Eugene's Saturday Market celebrated the opening of its 45th season.

Sheriff: Nude, bloody man on drugs charged with manslaughter

Sheriff: Nude, bloody man on drugs charged with manslaughter
Deputies found Donald Richard Lawyer III (left) nude and covered in blood early Wednesday morning in Seal Rock, the sheriff's office said. He has since been charged with second degree manslaughter in the disappearance of Michael Ryan Lanpheare (right) of Newport.

A man found naked and bloody under the influence of drugs along Highway 101 faces a charge of manslaughter in connection with the disappearance of a man who vanished along the Oregon Coast, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

Elder abuse: 'They're easy victims'

Elder abuse: 'They're easy victims' »Play Video
Law enforcement searched the Territorial Highway home Thursday morning

Deputies arrest Eva Cagle and her husband Jason Thursday on accusations they stole $100,000 from an older man under Eva's care.

As trailers full of what police believe to be stolen property were hauled off Thursday, the Cagles landed behind bars.

Officials said this sitaution isn't an isolated incident.

"We receive approximately 2,800 calls of concerns each year," said Chris Rosin with Adult Protective Services.

That boils down to about 8 tips on elder abuse per day.

Police: Stun gun dad's arrest in 2007 ended years of sex abuse

http://media.kmtr.com/images/140404wittman320.jpgPolice now say that the arrest in 2007 of a man who shocked his infant son with a Taser ended years of sexual abuse for another child.

Rian James Wittman, 30, faces a felony charge of sex abuse and and three felony counts of sodomy.

If convicted, Wittman could face up to 25 years in prison on each county of sodomy because of the child's age.

Wittman was arraigned Thursday and ordered held on $100,000 bail. He posted the $10,000 security and bailed out of jail Thursday night.

Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater

Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater »Play Video
The late Brittany Murphy in a scene from her last film, "Something Wicked."

Before her death in 2009, Brittany Murphy appeared in one last film, shot in Eugene. The movie premieres April 4 in Eugene, followed April 11 in Portland and April 18 in Seattle.

Producer Joe Colleran said Murphy, who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," did not want to appear glamourous in the film, portraying a broken woman as she unravels.

That the film was Murphy's final performance made the editing process difficult, he said.

"Just emotional to go through the editing process and hearing her voice and seeing her outtakes and laughing," Colleran said. "So it's been an emotional process just even trying to get that together."


Photos: Police close Whoville camp

Photos: Police close Whoville camp
A police officer talks to a protester as the city shuts down Whoville. (Photo by Spencer Knowles)

The City of Eugene moved to close the Whoville camp at Hilyard and Broadway on Friday, April 4, 2014. Police arrested one man Friday morning on a charge of interfering with police at the Whoville camp.

'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story'

'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story' »Play Video
Skateboarders got their first crack at the new skatepark Friday

Residents of Eugene are optimistic that the new WJ Skatepark and URban Plaza will change a part of town long blighted by drugs and violence.

"My very first experience when I lived here bringing my son out to that neighborhood, we actually saw needles," said Sara Puar. "So there were years that went by that I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story."

City of Eugene moves to close Whoville camp

City of Eugene moves to close Whoville camp »Play Video
Protesters held up signs as police arrived to close the Whoville camp

Police moved to shutdown the camp known as Whoville at the intersection of Broadway and Hilyard on Friday morning.

Two or three dozen police officers were on scene Friday morning, with a command bus and large truck, according to reporters at the scene.