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Plenty happy to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday

Plenty happy to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday »Play Video
The line outside Best Buy on Thanksgiving Day 2014

For many, the day after Thanksgiving is synonymous with shopping, but we checked in with the people hitting the stores before they enjoyed their holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Egan Warming Centers to open Saturday, on standby Sunday

Egan Warming Centers to open Saturday, on standby Sunday
"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.

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.

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.

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.