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National & World US experiencing surge in flu cases US experiencing surge in flu cases (Video)
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.

Flood Watch issued with heavy rain in weekend forecast

Flood Watch issued with heavy rain in weekend forecast
Northwest River Forecast Center map on Friday, December 19, 2014. The rivers marked in red are forecast to hit flood stage in the next few days.

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.

Repeat 911 hang up caller gets a gift instead of a trip to jail

Valley Emergency Communications Center dispatchers are problem solvers, and Thursday they proved it in a non-emergency situation when they pooled their cash to buy one of their regular callers an iPod.

Ugly Christmas sweater photo takes on life if its own

Ugly Christmas sweater photo takes on life if its own
Photo credit: KeatleyPhoto.com
It's one of the most-shared and most loved pictures this time of year, but it was never intended to be downloaded so many times.

Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes

Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes
A home's siding is torn off after being blistered by large hail and strong winds in Hooper, Nebraska on June 3, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Kevin Krohn )

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.

Ducks come from behind to win in 2 OTs: 'We dig down and figure it out'

Ducks come from behind to win in 2 OTs: 'We dig down and figure it out'
The women's team gathers for a huddle before tipoff. The Ducks defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 92 - 88 in double overtime at Matt Knight Arena. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

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.

County tows van down by the river

County tows van down by the river »Play Video
A Lane County spokesperson said they are working to remedy the situation

A van where a man had been living off and on for two years has been removed from the shore of the Willamette River.