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National & World Claw machine for beer (New) Claw machine for beer (Video)
You know those claw grab games where you can win a stuffed animal? Well, now there's a similar game, but with a very different prize. Justin Pazera shows us the Brew Buck'it.

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property »Play Video
Tests from debris found on Jenny Jonak's Pleasant Hill property came back with a 20 percent Chrysotile reading - a type of asbestos.

Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.

The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.

"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.

 

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death »Play Video

Police say they think a now-deceased grandmother is to blame after a toddler received a fatal dose of methadone in December.

Officers said 2-year-old Maxwell Maciejewski was unresponsive on December 8, 2013 when the boy's grandmother, Carol Lumsden, was performing CPR.

Investigators with the Eugene Police Department now say Lumsden is the one they suspect of giving the child a lethal dose of methadone.

"This has all been really hard on the family, and it’s nice that there’s some closure now," said Maxwell's uncle, Aaron Heuser.

Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason'

Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' »Play Video
Runners pass Hayward Field during the 2013 Eugene Marathon - Photo by Tristan Fortsch

Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.

Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.

“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.

Missing man found drowned in McKenzie River

Missing man found drowned in McKenzie River
The Lane County Sheriff's Office investigated a man found drowned in the McKenzie River on Friday.

An intoxicated man who disappeared Thursday night was found drowned in the McKenzie River on Friday.

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos »Play Video
Bystanders watch smoke rise from a mill fire in Springfield on July 17, 2014. A 1-mile evacuation order was later put in effect around the fire.

Charred debris and ash from the Swanson Mill fire a week ago may contain asbestos, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said.

LRAPA said it received a complaint of possible debris from the fire on private property.

The burned materials range from small flakes of ash to larger palm-sized charred debris.

Some of the debris has tested positive for containing asbestos, LRAPA said.

Further testing is being conducted to confirm the results.