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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon between Oct. 27 and 28.

Oregon Unit 1186 demobilization ceremony The 125 members of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 1186 Military Police Company were welcomed home at a demobilization ceremony at Salem’s Chemeketa Community College on Saturday morning, reported The Oregonian. The 1186 unit was one of the last deployed from Oregon to Afghanistan, protecting …

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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon on Oct. 26

EmX crash An EmX bus and an SUV crashed Friday afternoon on Franklin Boulevard and Onyx Street, reported KEZI. Police are still investigating the accident, though there were no serious injuries reported. Only the SUV remains to be towed. Mill worker regains arm Jesus “Jessie” Cardonda Gonzales, 40, severed his arm …

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Hurricane Sandy likely to hit U.S. Forecasters said there is a 90 percent chance that Hurricane Sandy will make landfall in the East Coast sometime Monday or Tuesday, reported The New York Times. The hurricane may make landfall between Chesapeake Bay to southern New England, bringing 10 inches of rain …

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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon

School bus driver hero Newport school bus driver Jim McIntyre saved the life of student passenger, Nekko Deutsch, from choking on a plastic ice cube during a ride back home, reported KGW. McIntyre gave Deutsch the Heimlich maneuver twice before spitting out the object. Because Deutch was a practical joker …

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Top 5: News stories from around the world on Oct. 24

Southern California family fatally shot Three family members near Downey, Calif. were shot dead and two others were injured on Wednesday around 11 a.m., reported United Press International. Two of the victims were found at a United States Fire Protection Services, and another one at a residential house near Downey. …

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Homecoming parade, Cirque du Soleil among several Friday events that may cause heavy traffic

Parts of 13th Avenue, Agate Street, 15th Avenue and University Street will be closed Friday between 5 -6 p.m. due to the ASUO’s homecoming parade, according to a University of Oregon Police Department news release. No vehicles will be allowed in or out from 4:30 p.m. until the end of …

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Top 5: Stories from Oregon for Oct. 20 and 21

Missing girl’s body found, suspect arrested Gresham resident, Jonathan Holt, 24, was arrested on Friday for the murder of Whitney Heichel, reported The Oregonian. Holt was transferred to the Clackamas County Jail on Sunday, after officials believed the murder happened in Clackamas County. He is being held without bail and …

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Eugene Race for the Cure goes on despite Planned Parenthood controversy

The annual Race for the Cure event took place Sunday morning at Autzen Stadium despite facing recent criticism.

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Top 5: News from around Oregon on Oct. 19

University of Phoenix announces closure of Oregon locations University of Phoenix will close three campuses in Oregon, including in Salem, Tigard and Portland, due to low student enrollment, reports the Statesman Journal. The school’s parent company, Apollo Group Inc., announced closure of 115 of the university’s smaller locations, which will …

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Top 5: News stories from around the world on Oct. 19

Eight dead in Beirut blast A bomb exploded in the Christian section of Beirut, Lebanon and killed eight, including Lebanese security official, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, reports The New York Times. The blast also wounded dozens and counting. Five hour evacuation at Texas A&M Texas A&M University campus was evacuated …

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Eugene Police Department kicks off Warm Clothing Collection

The Eugene Police Department is collecting winter clothes for the Warm Clothing Collection drive at the West University Station on East 13th Avenue and Alder Street from now to Nov. 19. The event is organized by Officer Randy Ellis. EPD will send all donations to community service agencies that help …

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Student reports attempted assault near 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street

The UOPD reported a man was being chased by another man holding a knife on Oct. 15, according to the campus crime alert posted on Oct. 17. The assault happened Monday night on a bike path near 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street. The victim was walking the path when the suspect …

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Top news stories from around Oregon for Oct. 17

Oregon college voter registration drive sets record The Oregon Student Association stated that close to 50,000 college students registered to vote, more than previous years, reported The Oregonian. The association lead voter registration drives on 21 Oregon college/university campuses. Police sketch of sex abuser Clackamas police are hunting down a sex …

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Oregon voter registration due Tuesday

Voter registration deadlines for Oregon, Washington and California are close.

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Annual Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics held at Red Robin

Tip-a-Cop is a nationwide annual corporate event sponsored and hosted by Red Robin to support the Special Olympics. Police officers act as assistants from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the restaurant staff, serving drinks and helping out at tables.

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Top 5: News stories from Oregon for Oct. 13 and 14

Boy saves grandmother from fire Vernonia, Ore. resident Seth Cutright, 12, rescued his grandmother after their house caught on fire, reports KATU News. The fire was caused by the lighting of his grandmother’s cigarette, sparking a gas leak which Cutright smelled, moments before it exploded. Both suffered from burns, but …

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Vendors at the ASUO Street Faire on how to get a business noticed

Gaining a spot in the street fair depends on what the vendor’s cart is used for. Food carts require specific licenses on top of the standard one to operate a cart.

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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon for Oct. 10

Sex offender sentenced Adam Brown, who was arrested on charges for assaulting a boy at a Portland Wendy’s restaurant, was sentenced to 33 years in prison, reported KGW. Brown was already a paroled sex-offender before the July incident, having been charged with 43 counts. Two arrests in Salem for illegal …

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Eugene City Council moves forward with policy to control unruly house parties

The Eugene City Council held a work session for its social host ordinance draft on Wednesday at the Eugene Public Library. The city council passed the motion to move the revised ordinance forward to a public hearing on Nov. 19. The social host ordinance holds those accountable for unruly social …

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Lane Transit District Board vote approves EmX extension

The Lane Transit District Board voted for an EmX extension plan on Monday, with a 5-1 vote. The extension plan will span from downtown to West Eugene, ending at 11th Avenue and Commerce Street. The extension creates potential for students to have easier access to campus, despite living far away. “It expands …

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Top 5: News from around Eugene for Oct. 6 and 7

Two men arrested for firearm possession 63-year-old Jon Jerryl Bellizi and 42-year-old Brian Lee Holbrook were taken into custody after a Eugene police officer found two loaded firearms, possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license, reported The Register Guard. Both were taken to Lane County Jail for further …

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Top 5: News from around Oregon for Oct. 6 and 7

Portland Marathon More than 11,000 people participated in the 42nd annual Portland Marathon on Sunday morning, reported KGW. Jameson Mora from Arroyo Grande, Calif. and Colleen Little from Lake Oswego, Ore. were the male and female marathon winners, with 2:21:09 and 2:51:35 respectively. Occupy Portland, one year later More than …

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U.S. Marshals looking for Frederick McClean, a most wanted fugitive, in Eugene

U.S. Marshals believe one of the 15 most wanted fugitives is hiding in Eugene.

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Top 5: News stories from around Oregon on Oct. 5

The top news stories from around Oregon on Oct. 5.

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Having problems with UO Secure? Tech professionals share some tips

Upon returning to campus, students and faculty noticed some issues with the University of Oregon’s reliable wireless network, UO [email protected]@[email protected]@   According to Patrick Chinn, UO’s interim communications manager, network capacity, the Wi-Fi network’s age and the gear connecting to wireless are responsible for the connection failure during the last …

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Top 5: Stories from around Oregon on Oct. 3

Return of Ratched Louise Fletcher, famous for her role as Nurse Ratched from the 1975 film”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” will return to Salem, Ore. to help open the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, reported the Statesman Journal. The museum will feature an exhibit on the film, …

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Latino scholarship awarded to four UO students

Four University of Oregon students will receive the Centro Latino Americano scholarship.

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