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Local Distracted driving problems for school buses and school zones Distracted driving problems for school buses and school zones (Video)
As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.

Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.

“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.

'Affordable family fun' in Corvallis

'Affordable family fun' in Corvallis »Play Video
“Our longest hole is 121 yards. And if you swing and the ball moves, you can play it,” Golf City owner Jim Hays said.

 With just a few weeks left before kids have to head back to school, you can't blame families for wanting to soak up every last minute of summer.

You don't have to venture far to find some cheap summer fun in Corvallis.

In fact, you don't even have to leave town.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

LCC 'Beer and Bounty' dinner aims to raise $50K

LCC 'Beer and Bounty' dinner aims to raise $50K »Play Video
Beer. Food. Education.

Lane Community College students are preparing for the inaugural “Al Fresco! Beer and Bounty” dinner.

Ninkasi’s founding brewer worked with culinary students on the project, but people across several departments are involved in the event.

Construction technology students designed and built tables; hospitality students are coordinating service for guests; and those studying diesel technology and fabrication welding prepared the site.

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.