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City of Springfield launches public education effort on new crosswalk signals

City of Springfield launches public education effort on new crosswalk signals »Play Video
You aren't seeing double: the hybrid beacon signal utilizes a pair of red lights above a single yellow light.

The City of Springfield has installed three pedestrian hybrid beacons at crosswalks around town.

The signals are different from traditional stop lights and crosswalk signals.

The City of Springfield has launched a public awareness campaign about how the signals work.

Wine harvest 2014: 'The sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors'

Wine harvest 2014: 'The sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors' »Play Video

Wine makers are scrambling to bring in the 2014 grape harvest before the fall rains hit the Pacific Northwest.

Many wineries started their harvest a few days ago, hoping to have every last bit of fruit off the vines by mid-October.

“You want to process the fruit immediately. Just like any fruit in your house it goes bad after a certain amount of time. So the sooner we get it into the press, the fresher those flavors stay with us,” said Kacy Minnis, manager at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Jeskey

Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Jeskey »Play Video
Griffin Jeskey

This week’s prep athlete of the week is Griffin Jeskey, a freshman soccer player at Willamette High School with 8 goals and 6 assists.

He is on his way to breaking the scoring record as a freshman at Willamette, and he is a good student and athlete.

Willamette just moved from 5A to 6A and is competing because of the output of Griffin.

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

Study: Bigger diamond, shorter marriage

Study: Bigger diamond, shorter marriage

According to a study done by Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the bigger the diamond on a woman's engagement ring, the shorter her marriage will be. 

1978 class ring found and returned

1978 class ring found and returned »Play Video
A woman has been reunited with a special ring after losing it during an outing in a New Jersey park. And it's all thanks to a man's unusual hobby. John Klekamp has the details.

4 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Oregon

4 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Oregon

Four Oregonians under the age of 17 have confirmed cases of enterovirus, a respiratory illness with a greater than typical incidence in 2014.

The Oregon Health Authority said the 4 cases are in 2 Oregon counties. State officials declined to say which 2 counties.

Crash closes Pioneer Parkway

Crash closes Pioneer Parkway

One woman was taken to this hospital Thursday afternoon after a 2-car crash on Pioneer Parkway.

Woman acted quickly to rescue kids from hot car

Woman acted quickly to rescue kids from hot car »Play Video
Massage Envy General Manager Sunshine Fugit called police when she found out two children were left unattended in a hot car. Police say their father was inside getting a massage.

Sunshine Fugit is the general manager of the Massage Envy in Sherwood. When the mother of two saw the children in the van, she knew she had to do something quickly.