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Florence celebrates 108th Rhododendron Festival

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The 108th Rhody Fest

The 108th Rhododendron Festival runs through Sunday in Florence.
 
The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third-oldest on the West Coast.

Man climbs tree after car crash, comes down 7 hours later

Man climbs tree after car crash, comes down 7 hours later »Play Video

A driver spent 7 hours up in a tree after a car crash that sent his wife and 6-year-old son to the hospital.

Police: Mom who triggered Amber Alert turned self in

Police: Mom who triggered Amber Alert turned self in »Play Video
Kaitlyne Wirth faces charges of charges of reckless endangering and custodial interference.

The mother who triggered an Amber Alert on Thursday in North Bend turned herself in to authorities in Tillamook County early Friday morning.

The child was found near Cottage Grove.

Court documents: Teen sexually assaulted by abductor

Court documents: Teen sexually assaulted by abductor »Play Video

A 15-year-old girl was brutally sexually assaulted by a 48-year-old man she met online as the two made their way from California up the Oregon coast, according to court documents.

'She’s taught me how to laugh again and have fun'

'She’s taught me how to laugh again and have fun' »Play Video

Currently, there are more than 60 children and teens waiting for a mentor to step in. A Family for Every Child is an Oregon nonprofit trying to provide kids with consistency and encouragement.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ben Wanichek

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ben Wanichek »Play Video

After successful freshmen and sophomore seasons, expectations continue to grow for Sheldon High School golfer Ben Wanichek. The expectations got the best of him in his junior year, but now as a senior, he’s taking his game to the next level.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week