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Marilou Heriot went to work at her restaurant early last Thursday morning, just like she has for the last three years.

But as she approached the Washburne Cafe, something was different.

"I got to work, and it was so bright and light, and it wasn't neon stark light - it was nice lights," she said. "And I thought: Oh my god, am I late for work?"

She wasn't late.

Grandpa helps 2 kids escape fire, perishes with wife, grandchild

Grandpa helps 2 kids escape fire, perishes with wife, grandchild

A grandfather helped his 10-year-old granddaughter escape a burning home and handed her a 1-year-old grandchild with severe burns before succumbing to the heat and the smoke early Wednesday morning, the Curry County Sheriff's Office said.

Have you seen this man? Call Coos Bay Police

Have you seen this man? Call Coos Bay Police
Angelo "AJ" Reed

A Coos Bay man was reported missing by concerned family members who say they haven’t heard from him for about a month, according to the Coos Bay Police Department. Family members reported finding his vehicle parked in the Mingus Park area and that they learned from neighboring residents that Reed’s vehicle showed up at that location two or three weeks earlier.  

Dad who admired Superman saved two lives the day he died

Dad who admired Superman saved two lives the day he died »Play Video
Chris Kmetz

A Bothell dad who considered Superman his role model finally had the chance to save lives the day he died.

'He made me want to be able to do the same kinds of things for other people'

'He made me want to be able to do the same kinds of things for other people' »Play Video
Robert Wood and Lt. David Natt with Wood's son Samuel.

Eugene native Robert Wood had just returned from Alaska with his two young sons, wife and baby-to-be.

They hadn't found housing yet, so Wood said he was planning to sleep in the car with the family at Alton Baker Park to save money.

That's where a Eugene Police officer found the family.

Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work

Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work »Play Video

A mass vaccination clinic continues through Thursday at the University of Oregon to counter a bacterial infection that has sicked 4 students this year, killing one of them.

Organizers are already preparing for phase two and three: the vaccine in use at the clinic requires three doses to be effective.

House fire leaves 7 people without a home

House fire leaves 7 people without a home »Play Video

A fire destroyed a house Tuesday night, leaving 7 people without a home.

The Red Cross provided assistance to 4 children and 3 adults displaced by the fire.