News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:18:36 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb University of Oregon drops sexual assault counterclaim http://kobi5.com/news/item/university-of-oregon-drops-lawsuit.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/university-of-oregon-drops-lawsuit.html University of Oregon drops sexual assault counterclaim

Eugene, Ore. --- The University of Oregon has dropped its lawsuit against an alleged sexual assault victim after protests from other students.

The victim filed a lawsuit against the university surrounding an alleged sexual assault.

The female student says the university mis-handled the case.

University of Oregon is still defending itself against the woman's suit, but it will not continue with its counterclaim against her.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:36:30 -0800
Oregon House of Representatives vote to abolish Cover Oregon http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-house-of-representatives-votes-to-abolish-cover-oregon.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-house-of-representatives-votes-to-abolish-cover-oregon.html Oregon House of Representatives vote to abolish Cover Oregon

Ore. --- The Oregon House of Representatives voted to abolish Cover Oregon as a public corporation today.

They also voted to transfer management of the state's health insurance exchange to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The office of the House Speaker says that today's bipartisan 42-14 vote was Senate bill 1's final legislative approval.

It will now go to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

Photo credit: Statesman Journal file

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:47:25 -0800
Woman shamed by Goodwill employee for breastfeeding http://kobi5.com/news/item/woman-shamed-by-goodwill-employee-for-breastfeeding.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/woman-shamed-by-goodwill-employee-for-breastfeeding.html Woman shamed by Goodwill employee for breastfeeding

McMinville, Ore. --- A new mother never thought a trip to her Goodwill store would lead to an online firestorm.

On Twitter, Emma Ingram was shamed by the Goodwill cashier, who wrote, quote "So I totally had a lady come through my line today while she was breast-feeding her baby." end quote.

Further, when a caller referred this tweet to Goodwill's help-line, another employee also posted a tweet that offended many, saying a nursing mom should do so in private.

In Oregon, it is perfectly legal to breast feed in public, the cashier who posted the tweets has been suspended. 

Bob Barsocchini, General Counsel Goodwill, "She regrets her actions, but going forward we apologize for her action, I can't over state we respect women's rights in this regard."

A group of mom's staged a so-called "nurse-in" at the McMinville Goodwill today by breast-feeding inside the store in a show of solidarity.

Photo credit: Ashley Korslien, KGW Staff

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:13:31 -0800
Oregon drive-by shooting suspect arrested http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-drive-by-shooting-suspect-arrested.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-drive-by-shooting-suspect-arrested.html Oregon drive-by shooting suspect arrested

La Pine, Ore. --- A man suspected of a drive-by shooting in La Pine is now in the Klamath County jail.

Police say 31-year-old Gary Thomas Davis fired several shots into a home just south of La Pine on January 25th.

State police say Davis had previously made threats towards a man in that home.

Davis turned himself in to the state police office in Bend on Wednesday, February 25th. Davis is charged with attempted murder, assault, and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:59:30 -0800
80th Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opening Night http://kobi5.com/news/item/80th-oregon-shakespeare-festival-opening-night.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/80th-oregon-shakespeare-festival-opening-night.html 80th Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opening Night

Ashland, Ore.-- The Oregon Shakespeare Festival season opens Friday, February 27th. The festival is celebrating it's 80th anniversary. 

Productions like Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Guys and Dolls, and Fingersmith are scheduled to kick off the festival this weekend. 

OSF officials say the festival is committed to producing the entire Shakespearan canon over the next ten years, meaning all thirty-six plays published in Shakespeare's first folio. Three of those plays will be staged this season. 

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:44:53 -0800
Record number of Ore. teachers lose license for sexual conduct http://kobi5.com/news/item/record-number-of-ore-teachers-lose-license.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/record-number-of-ore-teachers-lose-license.html Record number of Ore. teachers lose license for sexual conduct

Ore. --- (KGW) A record number of Oregon teachers lost their licenses last year for sexual conduct with students. 

15 teachers had their licenses revoked in 2014 for sexual conduct with a student, several of them were from Southern Oregon.

That's up from nine in 2013, 10 in 2012 and five in 2011.


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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:28:00 -0800
Washington police search for dangerous man http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/washington-police-search-for-dangerous-man.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/washington-police-search-for-dangerous-man.html Washington police search for dangerous man

Kelso, Wash. -- Police in Washington are looking for a man considered armed and extremely dangerous.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Christopher Lee Yourkwitz reportedly shot his roommate Wednesday night in Kelso, after the two had an argument.

The victim underwent surgery; his condition is unknown at this time.

Yourkwitz has a criminal history and is wanted for first-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

If you know where he might be, call 911.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:05:24 -0800
2-week-old baby missing in California found dead in slough http://kobi5.com/news/item/2-week-old-baby-missing-in-woodland-yolo-county.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/2-week-old-baby-missing-in-woodland-yolo-county.html 2-week-old baby missing in California found dead in slough

Updated (2/25 10:30 a.m.) A weeks-old baby was found dead Wednesday morning in a Northern California slough, according to Yolo County sheriff's officials, who suspect it is that of missing Justice Rees.

No more information was immediately available, which was confirmed by sister station KCRA in Sacramento.


Sacramento, Calif. --- (NBC News) Police from all over the state are looking for a two-week-old baby boy who has been missing since Monday near Sacramento.

The search for Justice Rees is focused around Knight’s Landing, which is in Yolo County, along the Sacramento River, according to Woodland Police Capt. Dale Johnson.

Sister station KCRA reported that the baby's 23-year-old mother, Samantha Green, was also considered missing for a time, but turned up late Tuesday afternoon. It's not clear where she was, but she is safe, police told KCRA.

Various police agencies are helping to look for the boy, including search and rescue crews from Marin County, according to Lt. Doug Pittman. Pittman said the baby is 27 days old. Officials were not able to immediately explain the age discrepancy.

The Yolo County Sheriff asked the California Office of Emergency Services for help, according to Pittman, and authorities in Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa counties were also asked to assist, mostly to send search dogs.

Sheriff's officials did not immediately release any more information.

More: http://bit.ly/1JMhglR 

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:51:24 -0800
Dozens injured in California train crash http://kobi5.com/news/item/dozens-injured-in-train-crash.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/dozens-injured-in-train-crash.html Dozens injured in California train crash

Calif. --- (NBC News) Dozens of Southern California commuters were injured Tuesday morning when a Metrolink train derailed after slamming into a vehicle abandoned on the tracks near Oxnard. 

The impact knocked three of the train's five cars to their side, injuring 28 of the 51 people on board.

"The extent of injuries ranged from significant head trauma and extremity trauma to  neck and back injuries, and generally, normal trauma that you would think from being thrown around." said Ventura County Emergency Medical Service's Steve Carroll.

Four of the injured are listed in critical condition.

Debris from the truck was scattered at the marked crossing and at a nearby intersection.   The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

"We don't know why, but he was found a little while later, some miles down the road, unharmed.  He is currently in police custody," said Oxnard Fire Department Sgt. Sergio Martinez.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:54:55 -0800
Coos Bay woman charged with murder http://kobi5.com/news/item/woman-charged-with-murder-for-neglecting-mother.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/woman-charged-with-murder-for-neglecting-mother.html Coos Bay woman charged with murder

Coos Bay, Ore. --- A Coos Bay woman accused of causing her 87-year-old mother's death by neglect, has pleaded guilty.

54-year-old Vana Gay Boren was sentenced to 75 months in prison and 36 months post-prison supervision Friday morning, after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree.

Boren's mother, Willa Faye Boren, was bedridden and died last year from septic infection. According to District Attorney R. Paul Frasier, the infection was caused by numerous bed sores.

Boren was her mother's caregiver, the two lived in the same home.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:35:31 -0800