And that means families can find plenty of dazzling displays after dark.
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Griffin is considered the team's leader and says expectations are high this season for his team.
He also plays soccer and baseball for Elmira.
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To say Marcus Mariota has been busy is an understatement.
It's been less than a full week since Mariota won college football's highest honor: the Heisman trophy.
A cheer coach at a gym in Salem was arrested by Salem police after sexting a 14-year-old girl who went to the gym.
The nation is experiencing a surge in flu cases - and so far it appears to be worse than last year.
A week ago, flu was widespread in 4 states. Now there are 29 states experiencing rampant flu outbreaks.
Police kept their eyes open and tracked down a stolen car this week, even after the suspect sped away from officers and ditched the car in a parking lot.
A judge declined to allow a woman charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash out of jail at this time.
Isabel McDaniel appeared in court Friday to request her release while awaiting trial.
She is accused of hitting and mortally wounding Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, last week as the visitor from Mexico crossed Main Street in Springfield.
Police said McDaniel drove with Reynaga stuck in the roof rack of her car for 1 1/2 miles before pulling him off her car and leaving him on the side of the road.
After extremely dry weather led to an earlier fire season than usual the Department of Forestry got some help from inmates around the state, including some from the south coast.
Haggen Food & Pharmacy plans to purchase the Albertsons stores at 18th and Chambers and 30th and Hilyard, as well as the Safeway at 54th and Main in Springfield.
President Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" pulling "The Interview" from theaters, decrying what he called censorship by cyberterrorism.
"I wish they had spoken to me first," the president said. "We cannot have a society in which some dictatorship someplace can start imposing censorship."
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch. State geologists warned of increased potential for landslides. And Lane County officials urged residents along the Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers to stay on high alert for flooding.