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Local 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' (Video)
Pacific Northwest fire crews are in the midst of a record-breaking fire season. Fire officials said the northwest could flare back up as temperatures start to climb in the coming weeks.

Crews are battling blazes that have already consumed a total exceeding 1,400 square miles of forest land in Oregon and Washington.
Local Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' (Video)
Motorcyclists from across the Northwest will be taking a trip through Oregon this weekend for the annual Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride.

The ride honors fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty in 2011.

Friends and family say Chris was a pay it forward type of guy. The tour raises money for non-profits and a memorial scholarship fund, helping keep Kilcullen’s kind spirit and generosity alive.
Local Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign (Video)
Family and friends of a mother from Dundee launched an organized social media campaign after they say Jennifer Huston, 38, never came home on Thursday night.

By Saturday afternoon, the family's "Find Jennifer Huston" Facebook page had gained more than 2,000 likes.

Huston left her husband and two boys on Thursday evening to run errands but never returned, says her father, Bill Turner.

Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason'

Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' »Play Video
Runners pass Hayward Field during the 2013 Eugene Marathon - Photo by Tristan Fortsch

Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.

Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.

“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.

Missing man found drowned in McKenzie River

Missing man found drowned in McKenzie River
The Lane County Sheriff's Office investigated a man found drowned in the McKenzie River on Friday.

An intoxicated man who disappeared Thursday night was found drowned in the McKenzie River on Friday.

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos »Play Video
Bystanders watch smoke rise from a mill fire in Springfield on July 17, 2014. A 1-mile evacuation order was later put in effect around the fire.

Charred debris and ash from the Swanson Mill fire a week ago may contain asbestos, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said.

LRAPA said it received a complaint of possible debris from the fire on private property.

The burned materials range from small flakes of ash to larger palm-sized charred debris.

Some of the debris has tested positive for containing asbestos, LRAPA said.

Further testing is being conducted to confirm the results.

Sub shop robbed at gunpoint

Sub shop robbed at gunpoint »Play Video
The robber was described as a white man in his 30s or 40s with a blond ponytail. He last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black multi-colored top, possibly grey baggy jeans and black tennis shoes.

A man robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Tuesday morning, Eugene Police said.

Police investigate after drone buzzes near Space Needle

Police investigate after drone buzzes near Space Needle »Play Video
Image from video posted on YouTube, shot by a Phantom Vision quadcopter drone in Seattle, Wash. July 22, 2014.
It was a tall order, but police were quick to react late Tuesday after receiving eyewitness reports of a drone flying near Seattle's world-famous Space Needle.

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday
The 2014 Eugene Marathon course map

The Eugene Marathon will bring thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Eugene on Sunday.

And whether you are running, watching or even avoiding the race, the 26.2 mile run means road closures and traffic delays.