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Mom shoots intruder breaking into home as 4 kids slept inside

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A man trying to break into an Edmonds home in the middle of the night was shot by the mother of the house as her husband and several children lay sleeping inside.

Shoppers line up early for 'Grey Thursday'

Usually it's the day after Thanksgiving that people associate with shopping, but some are calling the day “grey Thursday,” with stores offering deals a day early.

How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving

How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving »Play Video
Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Damon Simmons explains why you never put water on an oil or grease fire.

Fried turkey is a delicious way to prepare the bird for Thanksgiving, but it can also pose some serious fire risks if it is done incorrectly.

Deadly explosion at Scappoose Sand & Gravel

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Sheriff's deputies block off the entrance to Scappoose Sand & Gravel after an explosion Thanksgiving day.

A woman died in an explosion Thursday afternoon inside a building at Scappoose Sand and Gravel, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said.

Humane Society: Keep an eye on pets during holiday

As guests swing by to drop off gifts or holiday tidings, it can create a lot of chaos for pets who aren't used to constant interruptions. In response, some animals try to bolt, and a constant stream of visitors can provide the perfect opportunity for animals to take off.

'Fireplaces don't draft like a wood stove, so you need dry wood'

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Conscientious Oregonians have been storing up firewood for the inevitable cool days of winter and the experienced wood-gatherers know that dry, seasoned firewood burns most efficiently, provides the most heat and smokes the least.

In fact, unseasoned wood is not suitable for open fireplaces, according to Steve Bowers, a forester with Oregon State University Extension Service.