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Woman banned from Little League in 1950s honored

Woman banned from Little League in 1950s honored »Play Video
She was banned little league baseball in the 1950's for being a girl. But now the organization that barred her from playing -- is paying tribute to her at the little league world series. Kathryn Johnston will be throwing out the first pitch. As Rob McAllister reports, she had to sneak onto her neighborhood team all those years ago.

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult »Play Video
Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Bremerton girl will be charged and tried as an adult, Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge said Monday.

Car thief rocks out in bait car

Car thief rocks out in bait car »Play Video
It's no secret that Albuquerque police plant bait cars throughout town, enticing thieves to try to steal one. Well, last week a man was caught swiping one while a very ironic song was playing on the radio. And yep, it's caught on camera. Matt Howerton explains why the suspect is now likely singing a very different tune.

Mail carrier dumps mail in dumpster?

Mail carrier dumps mail in dumpster? »Play Video
A postal worker is now on the receiving end of a message -- you never know who's watching. A witness captured cell phone video of what appears to be the postal worker tossing an armful of mail into the trash in Cincinnati. Evan Millward has the video.

Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle?

Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle?
Left: Photo of Typhoon Halong, courtesy of astronaut Reid Wiseman on the International Space Station. Right: Satellite image of Hurricane Iselle near Hawaii.

With the tropical paradise of Hawaii bracing for Hurricane Iselle later Thursday, I've had quite a number of people email and ask why we're not calling the storm "Typhoon Iselle." After all, there's a similar storm just a bit farther west across the Pacific called "Typhoon Halong."

The reason is simple: Geography.

Love letters delivered 70 years later

Love letters delivered 70 years later »Play Video
Love letters sent by a navy man to a girl back home didn't arrive for a very long time. Now, nearly 70 years after they were sent, Courtney Gousman reports the letters have finally reached the woman they were intended for.

President seeks emergency funding for flood of immigrant children

President seeks emergency funding for flood of immigrant children »Play Video

A system handling just 6,000 illegal immigrant minors a decade ago is now flooded with more than 57,000 since last October, most from Central America.

President Obama wants $3.7 billion dollars in emergency funds for the final two months of this fiscal year: $1.8 billion of that to feed and house the minors. $1.2 billion for processing.

The poodle who paints

The poodle who paints »Play Video
It's the dog's honest truth. We've found a painting poodle. Scott Adkins explains.

Brothers reunited after 70 years

Brothers reunited after 70 years »Play Video
Two brothers who hadn't seen each other since the 1940's finally reunite! Now, they're trying to make up for lost time. Jeff Mondlock has their story.

Man loses weight eating at McDonald's

Man loses weight eating at McDonald's »Play Video
A teacher from Iowa challenged his students to design his diet plan about a year ago. But the food they had to design the diet around isn't your typical health food. Stacey Springob met with the educator in Wisconsin and has his story.

Former cop accused of murdering Cottage Grove woman

Former cop accused of murdering Cottage Grove woman »Play Video
Jenny Gamez (left) and Laura Simonson

The man accused of keeping the body of a former Cottage Grove woman in a suitcase has been charged with homicide in her death.

Former Wisconsin police officer Steven Zelich, 52, appeared in court Tuesday.

Zelich was charged with intentional homicide, Wiscon's equivalent of murder, in the death of Jenny Gamez, 19, formerly of Oakridge and Cottage Grove.

Americans in Africa amidst Ebola: 'We were concerned but not alarmed'

Americans in Africa amidst Ebola: 'We were concerned but not alarmed' »Play Video

The Ebola virus kills about half those it infects, but many myths surround the illness.

"I think the number one misconception is you can get it from sharing air with someone, or you can get it from casual contact by sharing a pen or something like that very readily," said Dr. Patrick Luedtke with Lane County Public Health, "and that doesn't appear to be the case at all."

While the CDC reports over 800 deaths in four West African countries, an outbreak in the U.S. is highly unlikely.