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Local Fox tests positive for rabies (New) Fox tests positive for rabies (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
Local Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' (New) Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.

A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.

"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."

It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers »Play Video
Not now, but July 2015

A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.

The measure takes effect in July 2015.

Deputies evacuate hotel after guest claims to have explosives

http://images.bimedia.net/images/CAMERON+WILLIAM01031964.jpgDeputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.

The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture. 

Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon
The Pumice Flat fire is burning two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park. The fire, reported just after 11 a.m. Monday, is believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before. Wildfires can smolder in stumps, roots or brush for days before flaring up and spreading.

Wildfire managers continue to contain large fires while moving crews to respond to new fires, as the threat of more lightning looms this week.

The National Weather Service said there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms across the Cascades from Mount Hood south beyond Willamette Pass.

And most of southern Oregon remains under a Red Flag warning, which means conditions are prime for new wildfires to ignite and rapidly spread.

Watch: High-speed chase comes to end on busy street

Watch: High-speed chase comes to end on busy street »Play Video
There was a dramatic end to a high-speed police chase in King County Monday evening.

Love-seekers take to 'Paper Bag Speed Dating'

Love-seekers take to 'Paper Bag Speed Dating'
Created by the brains behind a new London-based dating app called LoveFlutter, Paper Bag Speed Dating was organized as part of the #SayNoToShallow campaign.
While most people rely heavily on looks while speed dating, a new project in London is forcing people to do the exact opposite and choose by personality alone.

Fallen Marine's flag returned after nine years

Fallen Marine's flag returned after nine years »Play Video
When Lance Corporal Fred Maciel died in 2005 in Iraq, his fellow marines signed a flag that was supposed to be given to his family, but somehow it got lost. However, thanks to a Texas couple more than nine years later the flag finally made it home. Tim Wetzel has more.