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Local Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge (Photo Gallery) (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.
Local CEO of Timbers concession provider caught abusing a dog CEO of Timbers concession provider caught abusing a dog (Video)
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
Local Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge (Photo Gallery)
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.

Police catch man dragging safe behind car

Police catch man dragging safe behind car »Play Video
A would-be thief is under arrest, after police catch him dragging a pharmacy's safe behind his car. Police believe the suspect thought by dragging it along the road it would eventually open. Instead, he got dragged into jail. Rachael Cardin has the details.

Teen secretly hides in Walmart for four days

Teen secretly hides in Walmart for four days »Play Video
Hiding behind merchandise, stealing food and wearing diapers. That's how witnesses say a teenage boy lived in a Texas Walmart, unnoticed for days. As J.D. Miles shows us, the teen went to great lengths to stay hidden in plain sight.

Mom creates app to control child's phone

Mom creates app to control child's phone »Play Video
For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening, and giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer. That's why a Texas mom took control, and invented an app that her kids and yours can't ignore. Ilona Carson has the story.

Citing federal law, Coos Bay bans pot shops

Citing federal law, Coos Bay bans pot shops »Play Video

Looking to set up a pot shop? Don't come to Coos Bay.

The City Council voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries - or any business - that doesn't meet state and federal law.

Key word: federal.

Thunderstorms rain fire-starting lightning on Oregon

Thunderstorms rain fire-starting lightning on Oregon
Map of 72 hours worth of lightning strikes, through August 12, 2014. Courtesy Oregon Department of Forestry. Color codes: RED: within the past 0-1 hour | ORANGE: within the past 1-6 hours | YELLOW: within the past 6-12 hours | GREEN: within the past 12-24 hours | SEA GREEN: within the past 24-48 hours AQUA BLUE: within the past 48-72 hours | DARK BLUE: over 72 hours

Thunderstorms battered Oregon this week as the state experienced a period of "critical fire weather," as defined by the National Weathe Service Storm Prediction Center.

Mike Cafferata, Forest Grove District Forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry, put together a map of recent lightning strikes through the end of the day Tuesday. The agency shared the map on Facebook Wednesday.

Small firefighting aircraft set up base at Roseburg airport

Small firefighting aircraft set up base at Roseburg airport »Play Video
Two single engine air tankers are now based in Douglas County to help respond to new fire starts. The Oregon Department of Forestry said they planes helped battle the fire near Dexter southeast of Eugene on Monday.

As lightning rips across the region, fire managers can take a SEAT.

But they aren't sitting down on the job: Roseburg Regional Airport is now home to a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) base.

The aircraft were used to help attack the Dexter Creek Fire southeast of Eugene on Monday.

Driver dead as motorhome careens down 150-ft. staircase at UW-Tacoma

Driver dead as motorhome careens down 150-ft. staircase at UW-Tacoma
Photo: Tacoma Fire Department
A motorhome went through several barricades and then careened down 150 feet of stairs at the University of Washington-Tacoma campus Monday afternoon.

Photos: The 2015 Sea Gals Calendar Unveiling

Photos: The 2015 Sea Gals Calendar Unveiling
The Seattle Sea Gals released their 2015 Sea Gals calendar at the Triple Door in Downtown Seattle. With hundreds of people in attendance, fans packed the venue to see the 32 girls on the squad that appear in the calendar. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The Seattle Sea Gals released their 2015 Sea Gals calendar at the Triple Door in Downtown Seattle.

Escaped inmate back in custody

Escaped inmate back in custody
Mill Creek Correctional Facility inmate Jerry Teixeira (top left) went missing Saturday and State Police believe Lacy Evans (bottom left) helped him drive away. (Photos from Oregon State Police)

An inmate who walked away from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem on Saturday is now in custody at the Marion County Correctional Facility, the Department of Corrections said.