Oregon Vaccine Exemption Ban Considered

By SHEILA V KUMAR Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state’s highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions. The measure would eliminate personal, religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccine … Continue reading »

OSU “Library Girl” Arraigned

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Kendra Sunderland, known worldwide as “Library Girl,” was arraigned at the Benton County Courthouse on Thursday, after state police say she filmed a pornographic video in the Oregon State University Valley Library. Sunderland, 19, is facing a public indecency charge. Though she admits she was in the video, she is formally entering … Continue reading »

Vaccine Progress on U of O Campus

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon is making progress as it tries to vaccinate thousands of students against a potentially deadly bacteria. So far, a tenth of students have been vaccinated against meningococcemia ahead of next week’s mass clinics. Students are either receiving the “trumenba” or “bexsero” vaccine. Both vaccines protect against meningitis b, … Continue reading »

School Intercepts Suicide Pact

ALBANY, Ore. — Middle school staff are looking into a suicide pact. A parent alerted staff at Calapooia Middle School Wednesday night after her daughter came home from school, saying a student had asked her and others to sign a suicide pledge. The student told her daughter others had already signed it. The student who … Continue reading »

Girl Hit by Car in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A teenager was hit by a car while crossing an intersection in south Eugene. The incident happened at Chambers Street and West 28th Avenue around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police say a 13-year-old girl was attempting to cross Chambers Street when she was hit by a black Chrysler 300 heading north. The … Continue reading »

Vigil Being Held for Tragedy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Three days after a terrible tragedy in Springfield, the community is coming together to remember the young victims. A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday for the three young children killed Sunday night at the intersection of 54th and Main, where a memorial for the children continues to grow. The flashing lights … Continue reading »

Jury Pondering Death Penalty for Arias

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The penalty phase in the trial of Yreka woman Jodi Arias was sent to the jury on Wednesday, and jurors will decide if she’ll be sentenced to life in prison – or death. In 2013, Arias was convicted of shooting and slitting the throat of her on-again-off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander. In that … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban Delayed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It appears “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, but the Secretary of State has announced opponents of the … Continue reading »

1,000 Students Get Meningitis Vaccine

EUGENE, Ore. — A long line of students waited at the clinic set up at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday to get their meningitis vaccine. The University is recommending every undergraduate student, regardless of age get the vaccine. So far around 1,000 students received the vaccine. For those without insurance, the vaccination will cost around $170, … Continue reading »

Fatal Accident Investigation Continues

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police are still investigating the Sunday night crash, which left three children dead and their mother in critical condition. The police department has released the names of those involved. The pedestrians struck were 26-year-old Cortney Jean Hudson, 4-year-old Tyler James Hudson, 5-year-old Mckenzie Mae Hudson, and 8-year-old John Alexander Day. Police … Continue reading »

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