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.
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
The Ducks staged a late comeback to overcome a 14-point second half deficit, beating the Broncos of Santa Clara 92-88 in double overtime.