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2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog

2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog »Play Video

A 2-year-old Springfield girl and her father were attacked by a family dog last night, leaving the toddler in critical condition at a Portland hospital, Springfield Police said.

Springfield Police dispatchers received a call about a large dog attacking a toddler at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday at a house in the 1100 block of Olympic St. in Springfield.

Emergency staff took the girl to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. She was then flown by Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland where she's listed in critical condition.

Distracted driving problems for school buses and school zones

Distracted driving problems for school buses and school zones »Play Video

As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.

Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.

“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84 »Play Video
In this still image from video taken by David Porter, Portland police officers can be seen running along Interstate 84 Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Police said they shot a man who was trying to carjack cars. They closed down the freeway for hours.

Police said they shot a man in Northeast Portland on Monday morning who was threatening motorists with a gun, forcing the closure of Interstate 84 through much of the afternoon.

'Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes'

'Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes'
A blue whale killed by a ship collison is examined by Oregon State University researchers aboard their 85-foot vessel, the Pacific Storm (photo: Flip Nicklin, Minden Pictures)

A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital »Play Video
Deputy Jason Weber. (Klamath County Sheriff)

The Klamath County Sheriff made a 10 hour round-trip to Portland on Sunday to visit his deputy, Jason Weber, in the hospital.  Deputy Weber was shot in the line of duty in Klamath Falls a few days ago, and is lucky to be alive.

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Crews will start to tear down the half-century old Eugene City Hall building this week, but not before local government officials give the structure a proper send-off.

Woman murdered in Silverton identified; suspect found at hospital

Woman murdered in Silverton identified; suspect found at hospital »Play Video
Jason Clifford Down is in police custody this morning at a Portland, Ore. hospital. He is a suspect from last night's fatal shooting in Silverton, Ore. where a woman was killed by "homicidal violence" on August 30.

A woman who was killed yesterday afternoon in Silverton, Ore., has been identified and a male suspect was located this morning according to Silverton Police.

'What happens when Earth’s climate reaches a tipping point'

'What happens when Earth’s climate reaches a tipping point'
Hubbard Glacier ice front, with floating ice “growlers”, August 2004.

Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth’s climate system across a “tipping point,” where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible – a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like.