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Local Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016 Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016 (Video)
Kitty Piercy won't run for a 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016.

"I think a 12-year run is a good run," she said.

The former school teacher and state lawmaker said she and her husband decided it's the right time to announce that she won't be running for re-election.

Voters first elected Piercy in 2004. She won re-election over challenger and former Mayor Jim Torrey in 2008 but cruised to a third term in 2012.

Looking back, Piercy said she can point with pride to several accomplishments.

US and Cuba start talks to normalize relations

The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.

Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left

Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left

The road took a righthand turn.

The car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole

The driver told deputies she had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

The deputies told the driver she had a blood alcohol content level of .14, above the .08 legal limit.

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Detectives found a man dead inside of a duplex early Wednesday morning after flames destroyed the residence along Highway 99E in Jefferson, The Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Crews respond to anhydrous ammonia leak in Charleston

Crews respond to anhydrous ammonia leak in Charleston
Bandon Pacific in Charleston

One person was hospitalized after an anhydrous ammonia leak at Bandon Pacific on Tuesday.

State police said a 300-pound tank holding the ammonia was compromised shorlty after 3 p.m.

Officials evacuated the surrounding areas while hazmat crews worked to contain the leak.

1 dead in apartment fire near Myrtle Point

1 dead in apartment fire near Myrtle Point »Play Video

At least 1 person is dead after fire ripped through a triplex on Old Highway 42 Road outside Myrtle Point on Tuesday morning in an area without fire hydrants.

Secret Santa pays off $50K in layaway bills at Walmart

Secret Santa pays off $50K in layaway bills at Walmart »Play Video
"It's a blessing, like whoever didn't believe in God, Santa B might be God," Christine Hollman said.

A state of shock and relief all around a Walmart in Pennsylvania on Tuesday after someone special stopped by.

"I actually walked to the bathroom and cried when they handed me money," said Brittny Coyman, whose layaway balance was paid by "Santa B." "A few dollars back and just told me it was completely paid off."