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A series of lightning storms moved across the Willamette Valley and Coastal Range early Friday morning, producing frequent strikes as the cells moved to the north - National Weather Service.

We asked our viewers to send in photos they took as the storms moved through our region. Here are a few of the best ones you took!

Do you have photos of the Thursday-Friday's lightning storm? Send them to newsdesk@kmtr.com or post them on our Facebook page!

Police arrest 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges

Police arrest 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges »Play Video
"An ad was placed with a female claiming to be underage," said Sgt. Kyle Williams. "So the people responding to the ad were very clear - clearly understood - that this was an underage female, not an adult that they were trying to arrange to meet."

Police arrested 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges Thursday after officers posted fictitious ads posing as women online.

The first online ad claimed to be an underage girl looking for companionship.

The second claimed to be a 27-year-old female.

The sting was a followup to Operation Cross Country, a multi-day undercover operations targeting child sex trafficking operations in the Portland and Eugene areas.

Man falls to his death fleeing deputy on bridge

Man falls to his death fleeing deputy on bridge
The scene near the McCullough Bridge on Thursday afternoon

A suspect went over the railing on the McCullough Bridge as a Coos County Deputy tried to arrest him Thursday afternoon.

Cooking on a molten bed of lava

Cooking on a molten bed of lava »Play Video
Behold the first steak ever grilled... On lava! Jeanne Moos reports this gastronomic eruption has been described as tasting like "the best steak ever."

Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help

Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help »Play Video
Charles Irwin was found on Danebo Avenue late Wednesday night

A man found injured on a West Eugene road has died.

Now police are asking for the public's help figuring out what happened.

Police identified the man as 33-year-old Charles Lewis Irwin. He was last listed as a Springfield resident.

Irwin was found just after 11 p.m. Wednesday on S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue.

A bicycle was found nearby. There was not substantial damage to the bicycle, police said. There were no other people or vehicles in the area.

Medics rushed Irwin to the hospital, but he died from his injuries, police said.

Wine grapes weathering the heat

Wine grapes weathering the heat »Play Video
Robin Pfeiffer

You may be withering in the Willamette Valley heat, but wine grapes are far from turning into raisins.

"They love between 80 and 90, and they're doing just fine, thank you very much," said Robin Pfeiffer at Pfeiffer Vineyards. "But when it gets up into the mid to high 90s and above, they kind of gather and shut down and they don't do as well as they do at those low temperatures."

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt »Play Video

Gardeners wait months for their fruit and veggies to ripen.

Once it does, that bumper crop can often be too much to handle. But there are places where you can take some of that excess produce.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands
Jennifer Huston

The search for a missing Oregon mother has been extended to Washington state's San Juan Islands, after police learned that she had visited there before in the past and that it was one of her favorite spots.