Dozens of large fires are burning in the Northwest, many of them out of control.
Residents have been evacuated. Homes have been destroyed.
And it's only August 17: the fire danger is forecast to be above normal through September.
The national group that coordinates the nation's wildland firefighting resources on Friday raised the National Fire Preparedness Level to 5, its highest level, for the first time in 2 years and only the 5th time in a decade.
A driver of a car with two young children inside repeatedly sped away from deputies on Friday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
The driver, his passenger and the two children have not been located.
The sheriff asked for the public's hlep locating two teens and left to visit the neighbors and vanished Sunday.
Detectives recovered a $2,000 custom guitar stolen from the band Rascal Flatts backstage at the Willamette Country Music Festival, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said.
The bomb squad responded to a Eugene apartment complex after management located a suspicious device in a recently vacated apartment.
Boaters and their dog Sailor enjoyed an incredible encounter this month with endangered whales off of San Juan Island.
Findings about its brief life and traumatic end – it was just a baby – have been published in the journal Palaeodiversity, by researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Dari Mart can now proudly say it’s served Oregon communities for 50 years. The business celebrated its success with a party at Emerald Park in Eugene.
Officials say a 34-year-old mom was charged with DUII following a rollover crash on Interstate 5 Saturday in which three of her kids were injured.