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Local Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene'(New) Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene'(Photo Gallery)
After the decision to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, business owners came together to produce an alternative event for the community.

This August 22 and 23 will be the first annual Festival of Eugene, a grassroots effort by businesses in the area of the Fifth Street Public Market.
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Rain or shine, the annual Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

Crews were working to put the finishing touches on the midway before visitors arrive.

"There's always a lot of last-minute stuff that just can't get done until Tuesday," said Rachel Bivens with the fair, "but we're all used to it, and we all love it, and we thrive on it."

Man shot in the head outside North Bend birthday party

 Murder suspect Miguel Alejandro Iniguez

 

A murder suspect is in custody after a 6-hour manhunt this morning involving a man who was found shot in the head outside of the North bend Community Center, the Coos County District Attorney said.

After searching the city for several hours officers arrested shooting suspect Miguel Alejandro Iniguez, 29, outside of a Walmart, said Coos County DA Paul Frasier.

The North Bend Police Department was called out to the community center at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday after getting reports of a fight with at least one shot fired, officials said.

District Attorney Frasier said he plans to file formal murder charges against Iniguez.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the North Bend Police Department at 541-756-3161.

Music in the air at the Oregon Country Fair

Music in the air at the Oregon Country Fair

With so much to see, smell, touch and taste at the Oregon Country Fair, the sensory experience is completed by a soundtrack composed of hundreds of performers playing everything from accordions to xylophones in every corner of the 280-acre fairgrounds.

Springfield's Summer Fair: 'We have so many resources here and want to bring that to life for families'

Springfield's Summer Fair: 'We have so many resources here and want to bring that to life for families'

Springfield felt the sizzle of the season Saturday as hundreds came out to enjoy the 2014 Summer Fair at Island Park.


Face painting, ponies and a bouncy house keep the kids entertained while adults peruse the dozens of booths representing organizations from across Lane County.


“(It’s) all about bringing families together and showing them what kind of resources and opportunities there are for kids in Lane County,” said Jennifer O'Brien, Springfield’s Community Recreations Supervisor. “We have so many resources here and want to bring that to life for families.”

One of Spokane's first legal weed customers fired for pot use

One of Spokane's first legal weed customers fired for pot use »Play Video

Even though it is legal to buy marijuana in Washington State, employers still have the right to fire their workers who use the drug.

A TV news crew followed Mike Boyer home on Wednesday to record him as he enjoyed his first smoke with a legal weed purchase. Boyer found out someone saw him on TV and complained to his employer, Labor Ready.

His boss sent him a text message asking him to take a drug test.

“As of 2:30 today, I am unemployed from that company,” Boyer said in an interview Wednesday. “It's something we're going to need to figure out with this whole legalization, where's going to be the grey line.”

Oregon Country Fair opens for 2014

Oregon Country Fair opens for 2014 »Play Video
Love a parade? How about a parade of parades? You'd like the Oregon Country Fair

The Oregon Country Fair opened to the public for 3 days of music, food and fun in the woods near Veneta.

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Police track down predatory offender accused of sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

Police track down predatory offender accused of sexually abusing 4-year-old girl »Play Video
David Reitz (Lane County jail mugshot)

Police captured a predatory sex offender wanted on new sex abuse charges involving a 4-year-old girl within hours of making a public appeal for help locating the man.

Springfield Police located David Edward Reitz, 66, at a home off Lorane Highway around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier in the day, police had made a public appeal for help locating the man after Reitz apparently packed up his belongings and vanished from his Springfield home after learning of new accusations of sex abuse against him.

The investigation started July 7 with a report of possible sex abuse, Sgt. Rich Charboneau said.

Skulls found in Wash. Goodwill's donations: 'These are human remains, you wouldn't turn in an arm or a leg'

Skulls found in Wash. Goodwill's donations: 'These are human remains, you wouldn't turn in an arm or a leg' »Play Video

Goodwill Stores gladly accept odd donations, but if you inherit human remains the medical examiner’s office asks that you to drop them off with the authorities.