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Local Police: Body found at burning North Eugene home after neighbors report possible gunfire Police: Body found at burning North Eugene home after neighbors report possible gunfire(Photo Gallery)(Video)
A 27-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning when firefighters responded to a burning home in North Eugene.

Neighbors told police they thought they heard gunshots coming from the house on Woodside Drive at around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.
Fire and police located a deceased person after responding to the reports of smoke and possible gunfire coming from the house.

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile »Play Video

Warning sirens went off shortly after the magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday.

Chilean TV broke in with images from the first moments the quake hit. 

The Chilean navy reported that the first tsunami wave hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.

Neighboring Peru and Bolivia also felt the effects.

'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank

'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank
Nope, nothing to see here folks. Just harmless scud cloud approaching Mukilteo on March 30, 2014.

Coming off of April Fool's Day and coming into the month that traditionally has the most "severe" weather (at least by paltry Pacific Northwest standards) I wanted to highlight a trick of atmospheric dynamics that fools countless people every year: "Scud" clouds and their tornado-like funnel impersonations.

Police: Predatory sex offender no longer under supervision

http://media.kmtr.com/images/Kenneth+Dale+Smart.jpgThe Coos Bay Police Department is advising the community about a predatory sex offender that will no longer be on active supervision.

The department sent a release on Tuesday, regarding Kenneth Dale Smart, 64, who resides at 245 9th Street in Coos Bay.

Coos Bay police say Smart has been convicted of first degree sex abuse and third degree felony rape.

According to the release, Smart used a position of trust to gain access to one victim, as well as threats.  Police say he, "Used familiarity with the other victim to gain compliance."

Police: 12 cited for Whoville closure sit-in at city manager's office

Officers cited 12 protesters Tuesday for staging a sit-in at the Eugene City Manager’s Office over the closing of an illegal homeless camp, Eugene Police said.

The group demanded to meet with City Manager John Ruiz on the council’s decision to start closing "Whoville", a homeless campsite on Broadway and Hilyard St., in time for the site's April 15 closure deadline.

'We did what we had to do, and came away with two wins'

The University of Oregon Ducks hosted the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, and defeated them in both games, 2-1 in the first and 10-4 in the second, making their season win-loss at 32-4.

'There are people out there contacting our children with the purpose to sexually exploit them'

'There are people out there contacting our children with the purpose to sexually exploit them' »Play Video

One police investigator is working an online sting operation to bust sexual predators in Corvallis.

“My account was being so inundated, I had to focus on those that were closer to us,” said Corvallis PD Detective Bryan Rehnberg.

Officials said there are warning signs that can often warn parents of sexual predators contacting their children over the internet.

8.2 magnitude quake reported off Chile's north coast

8.2 magnitude quake reported off Chile's north coast

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit off the north coast of Chile Tuesday afternoon, prompting officials to issue a tsunami watch for the coastline of South and Latin America.

The quake hit around 4:47 pm Tuesday and generated a large tsunami, the U.S. Geological Service said.

A warning is in effect for up for areas along Central and South American Pacific coastline.

The National Weather Service said the Tsunami waves will likely crest at a half-foot tall when they arrive on the Pacific Northwest coastline.

Officials looking forward to big shrimp haul in Oregon

Officials looking forward to big shrimp haul in Oregon

Tuesday marked the start of the Oregon pink shrimp season. Officials say that after a great season last year, bringing in over 40 million pounds to coastal ports, they expect to have another great year.