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Local Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing. (New) Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing.
The Egan Warming Centers plan to open Saturday, November 29, as temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing overnight.

Lane Transit District offers free rides to Warming Centers for people seeking shelter from the cold.

In Cottage Grove, the Beds for Freezing Nights coalition announced plans to be open Saturday and Sunday night.

Extra 15,000 cars expected on roads for Civil War this Saturday

Extra 15,000 cars expected on roads for Civil War this Saturday
Matt Kendall and Kathryn Kase traveled from their divided household in Salem, Ore. for the Civil War game in Eugene, Ore., in 2013. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

According to Oregon DOT estimates, more than 15,000 additional vehicles may be expected on Interstate 5 and other roads leading to Corvallis on game day.

Kickoff is 5 p.m. for the longest running college football rivalry this side of the Rockies.

Oregon State won the first Civil War in 1894.

The Ducks beat the Beavers last year by a single point at Autzen Stadium.

 

Thanksgiving weekend weather: From record warm to chance of snow

The unseasonably mild weather that set record high temperatures in parts of Oregon this week is expected to give way to much colder temperatures and possible low elevation snow starting Friday night, the National Weather Service in Portland said.

Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing.

Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing.
"Fills up this space, wall to wall to wall folk," Pastor Dan Bryant said. "Pads that they sleep on, they're just an inch or two thick, but a heck of a lot better than sleeping on cement."

The Egan Warming Centers plan to open Saturday, November 29, as temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing overnight.

Lane Transit District offers free rides to Warming Centers for people seeking shelter from the cold.

In Cottage Grove, the Beds for Freezing Nights coalition announced plans to be open Saturday and Sunday night.

Mom shoots intruder breaking into home as 4 kids slept inside

Mom shoots intruder breaking into home as 4 kids slept inside »Play Video
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.

Deadly explosion at Scappoose Sand & Gravel

Deadly explosion at Scappoose Sand & Gravel »Play Video
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.

'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.

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.