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Local Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High (Photo Gallery)
Security cameras caught two teenage vandals ramming a stolen golf cart into the doors of the Cottage Grove High School athletic complex early Friday morning, just days before students return to class.

The surveillance footage shows the two teens stealing a golf cart from the nearby Hidden Valley Golf Course early in the morning.

“The golf cart had been rammed through these doors behind me here and was actually stuck in the door,” said Krista Parent, superintendent of the district.
Local Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany (Video)
A police officer shot and injured the driver of a stolen car early Thursday morning after chasing the car up Interstate 5 from Springfield to a gas station near Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.

According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.

She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Suspect booked for murder after man shot, killed in dispute off River Rd.

Suspect booked for murder after man shot, killed in dispute off River Rd.
A man died Friday after he was shot multiple times at a home off River Road in Eugene. Lane County deputies took Brian Irving Sears (at left) to the sheriff's office for an interview. Sears was booked at the Lane County Jail early Saturday morning on a felony murder charge.

A man died Friday afternoon when he was shot during a dispute in a neighborhood off River Road, authorities said

Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety

Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety

As football helmets improve in preventing players from getting concussions, high schools must search for the latest models to keep their students safe.

This can prove to be an expensive task, as technology advancements are made each year.

Harrisburg graduate Mark Elmblade spent 13 years selling football helmets as a rep for Ridell. He is using that experience to build his new company Armor Zone, which leases football helmets to high schools and youth programs.

Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High

Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High

Security cameras caught two teenage vandals ramming a stolen golf cart into the doors of the Cottage Grove High School athletic complex early Friday morning, just days before students return to class.

The surveillance footage shows the two teens stealing a golf cart from the nearby Hidden Valley Golf Course early in the morning.

“The golf cart had been rammed through these doors behind me here and was actually stuck in the door,” said Krista Parent, superintendent of the district.

Man hurt in explosion, Eugene Police find illegal fireworks in his apartment

Man hurt in explosion, Eugene Police find illegal fireworks in his apartment »Play Video

Officers found illegal fireworks and the tools to make improvised explosives in an apartment near 8th and Washington after the person living there hurt himself in an explosion early Thursday morning, Eugene Police said.

Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany

Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany »Play Video

A police officer shot and injured the driver of a stolen car early Thursday morning after chasing the car up Interstate 5 from Springfield to a gas station near Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.

According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.

She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge

Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge »Play Video

The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Willamette National Forest officials issued a level 2 evacuation for some residents near Westfir, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.

Our reporters on the scene said some people living in the mobile home park were asked to leave their homes. Forest officials have since downgraded the park back to a level 2 evacuation, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.

Residents along La Duke and Harbour Roads are aslo under a level 2 evacuation, Willamette National Forest said.

Cooler evening temperatures and moderate fire behavior on the main fires helped crews successfully attack spot fires near the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, said Willamette National Forest spokeswoman Jude McHugh.

CEO of Timbers concession provider caught abusing a dog

CEO of Timbers concession provider caught abusing a dog »Play Video
This still image taken from video that was posted on Global News' website shows Centerplate's CEO Des Hague kicking a dog and violently yanking it by its leash inside a Vancouver, B.C. elevator.

The chief executive officer of Centerplate, a major concession operator in three countries, was caught on a surveillance camera abusing a dog.

 The video, obtained by Canadian media outlet Global News and posted to its website, shows CEO Des Hague stepping into an elevator with a Doberman in Vancouver, B.C. Hague starts kicking the dog before lifting it off the ground by the leash

Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge

Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge
View of smoke from the Deception Complex as seen from a nearby helibase - Willamette National Forest photo

Smoke from the Deception Complex fire near Oakridge has pushed air quality warnings to moderate in the surrounding cities like Cottage Grove, Creswell, Eugene and Springfield. The "yellow" moderate level is still considered safe by the Lane County Air Protection Agency.

Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield

Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield »Play Video

A semi-trailer loaded with a nearly 70-ton turbine rolled while taking the Highway 126 exit to 42nd Street in Springfield Wednesday morning, blocking the exit to westbound drivers for most of the day.

Crews will need a specialized crane to move the 50 foot long turbine before righting the trailer - a process which could take most of the day, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

ODOT also closed 42nd Street near the Highway 126 overpass as a precaution, should the turbine break loose and roll downhill.

OSU researchers first to track Antarctic minke whales

OSU researchers first to track Antarctic minke whales
Antarctic minke whales. Photo by Ari Friedlaender, Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center

Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that this smallest of the lunge-feeding whales utilizes the sea ice more than expected and feeds in ways unique from other species.