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Local Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany (Video)
A police officer shot and injured the driver of a stolen car early Thursday morning after chasing the car up Interstate 5 from Springfield to a gas station near Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.

According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.

She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Lawsuit alleges church allowed convicted child molester to work with kids in Lane Co.

Lawsuit alleges church allowed convicted child molester to work with kids in Lane Co. »Play Video

 A lawsuit filed against the 7th Day Adventist Church alleges church officials knowingly let a convicted child molester work with Lane County children in the 1970's.

The lawsuit alleges the church let Les Bovee lead in both the Junction City and Veneta branches’ youth program “Pathfinder Club”, even though the man was convicted and sentenced for sexually abusing young boys a few years earlier.

The 7th Day Adventist church has not yet responded to phone calls for comment on the lawsuit.

Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons'

Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' »Play Video

The unveiling of the Simpsons mural in at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield came with cheers and a much-needed confirmation for residents.

“You win, yes. Springfield is home of the Simpsons,” said Yeardly Smith, the voice behind Lisa Simpson.

Just like the introduction to one of America’s favorite cartoons, the unveiling was paired with a performance by the Springfield band, school buses, and even some of the beloved characters from the show.

Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs

Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs »Play Video

The Royal Caribbean hub in Springfield is hiring a wave of new employees for their busiest time of year.


Oregon's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, and the mass hire could alleviate some of the job hunting stress for Lane County residents.


The cruise company looking to hire just over 200 employees for entry level jobs in their customer service and sales departments.

Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up

Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up

The Eugene Sudbury School, a K-12 alternative school, reported that someone had stolen nearly $5,000 worth of art supplies, computer equipment, and other educational equipment from their location in west Eugene.

School director Demian Schwartz noticed the school had been burglarized Sunday morning when she arrived to set up an open house before school starts up next week.

Nobody hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Salem

Nobody hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Salem

A Marion County sheriff's officer says a 64-year-old truck driver escaped unhurt when the cattle feed truck he was driving was hit by a northbound Amtrak train Monday afternoon at a rail crossing south of Salem.

American captive released less than a week after ISIS executes journalist

American captive released less than a week after ISIS executes journalist
Photo of American author Peter Theo Curtis being held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS). He was released on Sunday after being held captive for 2 years, NBC News reports.

Less than a week after Islamic militants killed an American hostage, another kidnapped American was set free.

President Obama is back at the White House Monday morning to oversee an increasing debate about how the US should handle the rise of ISIS and other terrorist groups in the middle east.

Members of ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, executed American journalist James Foley on Wednesday. Officials with the British government say they've identified Foley’s killer.

Five days later a different Syria-based terrorist group released American author Peter Theo Curtis after he’d been held for two years.

6.0 quake shakes Napa, California

6.0 quake shakes Napa, California

A record 6.0 earthquake shook Napa, California early Sunday morning, injuring nearly 87 people and damaging numerous structures.

The quake struck at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and its epicenter was about six miles from Napa, California. This is the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco area in 25 years. 

Small brush fire closes Hwy 126W just west of Eugene

Small brush fire closes Hwy 126W just west of Eugene

Fire crews doused a small brush fire between Highway 126 W and the rail road track Sunday evening, briefly stopping traffic between Eugene and Veneta to handle the blaze.