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Police: Suspect, victim dead in McLean Blvd. standoff

Police: Suspect, victim dead in McLean Blvd. standoff »Play Video
Units from multiple police agencies responded to South Eugene on Friday.

Authorities say police entered the home of a man they had been negotiating with since responding to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of McLean Blvd. Friday afternoon; authorities now report the man is dead and they say they believe he killed himself.

Block party celebrates new Ken Kesey mural in Springfield

Block party celebrates new Ken Kesey mural in Springfield »Play Video
The new Ken Kesey mural in Springfield, Ore.

The dedication of a new mural depicting author, Merry Prankster and Springfield High School graduate Ken Kesey is open to the public.

Help turn PK Park pink this Sunday

Help turn PK Park pink this Sunday »Play Video
The special jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit cancer research.

The Eugene Emeralds wants fans to fill PK Park with pink this Sunday to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Farmhouse brewery celebrates hop harvest this weekend

Farmhouse brewery celebrates hop harvest this weekend »Play Video
Agrarian Ales offers beverages in exchange for help harvesting hops.

Agrarian Ales north of Coburg doesn't buy hopes for its beers. They grow it on the farm. And with the hot temperatures and dry climate this year, there's been no shortage of supply - or work to be done.

'You can't live in it, it is uninhabitable'

'You can't live in it, it is uninhabitable' »Play Video
4 bedrooms, 1 bath, lots of concerned neighbors

The foot traffic in and out of an abandoned house needs to stop - and the owner needs to bring the home up to code and clean up the mess, City of Springfield staff hope.

Beaver Genome Project: 'There is a lot of interest'

Beaver Genome Project: 'There is a lot of interest'
A beaver on exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo photo by Kevin Brown

With an assist from Filbert — a furry, buck-toothed denizen of the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat — scientists at Oregon State University are preparing to sequence the genome of our state animal, the North American beaver.

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park

Rattlesnake bites boy, 5, at Arizona park
Photo via NBC News

A 5-year-old boy was bit by a rattlesnake Friday morning at a public park, according to a fire department spokesperson.