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The nation is experiencing a surge in flu cases - and so far it appears to be worse than last year.

A week ago, flu was widespread in 4 states. Now there are 29 states experiencing rampant flu outbreaks.
Local Judge: Woman charged in deadly hit-and-run to remain in jail for now Judge: Woman charged in deadly hit-and-run to remain in jail for now (Video)
A judge declined to allow a woman charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash out of jail at this time.

Isabel McDaniel appeared in court Friday to request her release while awaiting trial.

She is accused of hitting and mortally wounding Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, last week as the visitor from Mexico crossed Main Street in Springfield.

Police said McDaniel drove with Reynaga stuck in the roof rack of her car for 1 1/2 miles before pulling him off her car and leaving him on the side of the road.

US experiencing surge in flu cases

US experiencing surge in flu cases »Play Video

The nation is experiencing a surge in flu cases - and so far it appears to be worse than last year.

A week ago, flu was widespread in 4 states. Now there are 29 states experiencing rampant flu outbreaks.

Car goes from stolen to recovered in a few days flat

Car goes from stolen to recovered in a few days flat »Play Video
Police say Dakota Dale Stover (inset) sped away from officers on the Beltline before ditching the stolen car in a parking lot.

Police kept their eyes open and tracked down a stolen car this week, even after the suspect sped away from officers and ditched the car in a parking lot.

Judge: Woman charged in deadly hit-and-run to remain in jail for now

Judge: Woman charged in deadly hit-and-run to remain in jail for now »Play Video
Isabel McDaniel

A judge declined to allow a woman charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash out of jail at this time.

Isabel McDaniel appeared in court Friday to request her release while awaiting trial.

She is accused of hitting and mortally wounding Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, last week as the visitor from Mexico crossed Main Street in Springfield.

Police said McDaniel drove with Reynaga stuck in the roof rack of her car for 1 1/2 miles before pulling him off her car and leaving him on the side of the road.

Shutter Creek inmates do time and fight fires

Shutter Creek inmates do time and fight fires »Play Video

After extremely dry weather led to an earlier fire season than usual the Department of Forestry got some help from inmates around the state, including some from the south coast.

'The Interview': Obama says Sony 'made a mistake' in wake of cyber attack

'The Interview': Obama says Sony 'made a mistake' in wake of cyber attack »Play Video
Down come the posters for "The Interview" after the decision to pull the film in the wake of cyber attacks and threats blamed on North Korea.

President Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" pulling "The Interview" from theaters, decrying what he called censorship by cyberterrorism.

"I wish they had spoken to me first," the president said. "We cannot have a society in which some dictatorship someplace can start imposing censorship."

Flood Watch issued with heavy rain in weekend forecast

Flood Watch issued with heavy rain in weekend forecast
Northwest River Forecast Center map on Friday, December 19, 2014. The rivers marked in red are forecast to hit flood stage in the next few days.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch. State geologists warned of increased potential for landslides. And Lane County officials urged residents along the Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers to stay on high alert for flooding.

Repeat 911 hang up caller gets a gift instead of a trip to jail

Valley Emergency Communications Center dispatchers are problem solvers, and Thursday they proved it in a non-emergency situation when they pooled their cash to buy one of their regular callers an iPod.