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KATU Investigators Friend of murdered mother: 'I just pray that justice is served' Friend of murdered mother: 'I just pray that justice is served' (Video)
The 21-year-old mother who was pregnant with her second child was shot twice in the head while sleeping in her apartment Sunday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office Tuesday. A close family friend also provided touching new details about Herring's life to the On Your Side Investigators.

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KATU Investigators Friend of murdered mother: 'I just pray that justice is served' (Video)
The 21-year-old mother who was pregnant with her second child was shot twice in the head while sleeping in her apartment Sunday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office Tuesday. A close family friend also provided touching new details about Herring's life to the On Your Side Investigators.
Local Man arrested after hit-and-run crash near Newberg
Ramon Oros Barrera, 35, was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor driving while suspended. He was also cited for failure to install an ignition interlock device.
Local Who do these photos belong to?
Bryan Hackler of Sandy is turning to KATU in hopes of identifying the rightful owners of these pictures, originally snapped back in 1986.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.

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YouNews rare cloud formation rare cloud formation
we saw this cloud formation south of salem late afternoon. i remember a weather channel show that showed clouds like these (strangest weather on earth). I never thought i would see them in person.

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Local & Regional

Local Coos County DA: Sleeping man killed by drive-by gunfire
Authorities on the southern Oregon coast say a man apparently committed suicide after firing shots as he drove by a beach parking lot, hitting at least five vehicles and killing a man believed to have been asleep in one of them.

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KATU Investigators Department of Defense gave 9 counties in Oregon, Washington military weapons Department of Defense gave 9 counties in Oregon, Washington military weapons (Video)
The Ferguson Police Department used surplus military weapons from the Department of Defense when it clashed with protesters over the death of an unarmed teenager. The On your Side Investigators started digging and tracked hundreds of surplus military weapons to Oregon and Washington too.

Around the World

National & World St. Louis suburb pledges outreach efforts after shooting St. Louis suburb pledges outreach efforts after shooting (Photo Gallery)
Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes.
National & World Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun
A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.
National & World Prison company pays $8 million in back wages
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

Sports

Sports Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too
Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Home Man versus highchair Man versus highchair (Video)
A British man found out the hard way that it's a lot easier to get into a baby's highchair than out of one. The guy gets stuck, hilarity ensues. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the highchair hijinks.
Home Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild (Video)
A 62-year-old Illinois man is well on his way to running the equivalent of 420 marathons. And he hopes to do it over the next year and a half. But he's doing it at a great disadvantage -- all for his granddaughter, who desperately needs help. Bill Hudson has his story.
Home Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states (Video)
Thanks to donations and a motivation to support and recognize America's heroes, a New York native is getting a lot of attention. She's attempting to sing the star spangled banner in all 50 states. On Friday, she made stop number 47 on her journey, in Louisville. Shannan Cogan has more.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Oregon campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV ads Oregon campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV ads
The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults said Monday it will buy $2.3 million worth of television advertising in what is shaping up to be a lopsided debate.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Is Oregon’s pot legalization measure in the bag? 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Is Oregon’s pot legalization measure in the bag? (Video)
On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta, Salem Statesman Journal political reporter Anna Staver, Associated Press political reporter Jonathan J. Cooper, and Jim Moore, director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation join host Steve Dunn to discuss the likelihood of Measure 91, Oregon’s marijuana legalization measure, of passing.

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Technology

Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.
Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

Politics

Politics Sen. Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift
When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
Politics GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries
Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party's chances of increasing its majority in November. Arizona poses the next test of whether mainstream GOP can extend its streak.
Politics Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power (Video)
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.

Business

Business McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally
McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.

Entertainment News

Entertainment Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."