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Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene Wednesday morning on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. Complex.

Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. complex.

Fire officials at the scene said one person was taken to the hospital.
Local October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Now that Halloween is officially a month away, farms across the nation are firing up the tractors to take people to their pumpkin patches.

Lone Pine Farms set up all its fall attractions on Wednesday to gear up for the pumpkin picking season.

Farm owner Dan Murray said this year he’s adding more Halloween fun to the haunted corn maze by including more scary characters.
Local Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Police documents released Tuesday are shedding light on the crime spree that started in Eugene, leaving three people dead as the suspect continued to Northern California.

The Eugene Police Department released a 93-page police report Tuesday of compiled documents from the George Wasson murder case.

In those reports, detectives say Ricardo Chaney met with his best friend on March 18, 2014, just hours before George Wasson was found shot to death in his burning home on Elk Avenue.

Is Lane County prepared for an outbreak? 'We are prepared and preparing even more'

Is Lane County prepared for an outbreak? 'We are prepared and preparing even more' »Play Video
This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

Seeing a diagnosed case of Ebola on U.S. soil left many Oregonians wondering how the local medical field would handle the case if it happened in the Pacific Northwest.

Through local emergency testing exercises, officials have pinpointed what is necessary to stop an outbreak.

“I think we are prepared and preparing even more. So I'm not worried, but I'm concerned,” said Dr. Luedtke with Lane Public Health.

Eugene PD: 'Locked out of car' thief caught carrying stolen items


Police caught a woman who has been stealing from people kind enough to give her a ride after she claims she's been locked out of her car, the Eugene Police Department said.

An officer approached the "locked out of car" thief Tuesday afternoon near Royal Avenue and Hughes Street thanks to a tip from a citizen.

Eugene Police said Kaylynn Colleen Whitney, 27, of Eugene, was carrying some items she allegedly stole from people's cars.

One person taken to the hospital after chemical explosion in West Eugene

One person taken to the hospital after chemical explosion in West Eugene
Firefighters arrive at the Life Technologies building in West Eugene after getting reports of an explosion.

Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene Wednesday morning on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. Complex.

Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene  at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. complex.

Fire officials at the scene said one person was taken to the hospital.

Have you seen him? Coos Bay goes missing after motorcycle trip to Roseburg

It's been five days since friends and family have heard from 59-year old John Ambrosini, and Douglas County deputies are asking for help in finding the missing Coos Bay man.

Ambrosini disappeared after leaving Coos Bay on Friday for a motorcycle ride to Roseburg. Officials know that Ambrosini made it to Roseburg, but they’re not sure which route he took.

Family members say he was riding a black Harley Davidson with Oregon license plate M693784. They also say it’s unusual for him not to call his family.  

October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms

October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms »Play Video

Now that Halloween is officially a month away, farms across the nation are firing up the tractors to take people to their pumpkin patches.

Lone Pine Farms set up all its fall attractions on Wednesday to gear up for the pumpkin picking season.

Farm owner Dan Murray said this year he’s adding more Halloween fun to the haunted corn maze by including more scary characters.

Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case

Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case »Play Video
George Wasson was found dead March 19 inside his burning home on Elk Avenue, the victim of gunshot wounds to the head. Ricardo Chaney (insert), who later died in a shootout in California that killed a deputy, is the prime suspect in Wasson's death.

Police documents released Tuesday are shedding light on the crime spree that started in Eugene, leaving three people dead as the suspect continued to Northern California.

The Eugene Police Department released a 93-page police report Tuesday of compiled documents from the George Wasson murder case.

In those reports, detectives say Ricardo Chaney met with his best friend on March 18, 2014, just hours before George Wasson was found shot to death in his burning home on Elk Avenue.

First Ebola case diagnosed in US at Dallas hospital

First Ebola case diagnosed in US at Dallas hospital »Play Video
This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion - Photo from the Centers for Disease Control

A man is being treated for Ebola at a Texas hospital - making for the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, the Centers of Disease Control said Tuesday.

The CDC confirmed Thomas Duncan was in isolation at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday, just days after he'd flown to the U.S. from Liberia.

"This is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., and as far as we know, the first case of this strain diagnosed outside Africa,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Oregon wears pink to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oregon wears pink to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Ducks will wear uniforms with pink highlights in Thursday's game against Arizona to honor cancer survivors and help raise awareness for the fight against women's cancers, the Oregon Athletics Department said.

Albany family and their three pets safe after house fire

Albany family and their three pets safe after house fire

Two girls and their three pets are safe after their house caught fire Monday afternoon, Albany Fire said.