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Local Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Mark MacPherson kept one of the slugs and one of the shotgun pellets that tore holes through his van early Tuesday morning.

"I was sleeping right underneath it. It had to have gone right over my head," he said. "I had glass all over my face."

MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach.

The shooting killed one of the sleeping victims: David Jesse Hortman, 43, of Michigan.

Brimhall later shot and killed himself. His father was found shot to death about 50 miles away.

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M »Play Video
According to the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, fishermen landed about 14.4 million pounds of crab during the season, about 5.5 million pounds down from average.

The commercial Dungeness crab season came to a close last week with some of the highest prices paid to fishermen in the crab fishery's history.

Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild

Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild »Play Video
A 62-year-old Illinois man is well on his way to running the equivalent of 420 marathons. And he hopes to do it over the next year and a half. But he's doing it at a great disadvantage -- all for his granddaughter, who desperately needs help. Bill Hudson has his story.

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times »Play Video
A scene from the clashes in the suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

Monday brought a show of greater force as National Guard troops moved into place after another night of violent protests.

Overnight, the governor ordered the increased security to help quell the escalating violence and protect the police command center.

"Tonight we will ensure the safety of the citizens of Ferguson," said Capt. Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Back in Washington, President Obama announced he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday.

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law »Play Video
Cycle track near the University of Oregon campus

After 3 crashes in 4 days involving bicycles and cars, Oregon State Police are urging drivers to be on high alert for bicyclists.

While riding your bike can be healthy, green and fun, sometimes it can be dangerous.

"I've been hit by a number of cars throughout the years being a cyclist," said bike courier Anthony Ainsworth. "It hurts."

On Saturday, east of Grants Pass, a Roseburg woman on her bicycle was hit by a car from behind.

In just the last two weeks, a total of 6 cyclist have been hit in the Eugene-Springfield area alone.

None of those riders were seriously injured.

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers
This berry harvester flipped over Monday outside Sandy, injuring six workers. Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Two farm workers’ legs were broken and four others received minor injuries after a berry harvester backed over them Monday.

Man charged with kidnapping, robbery

Man charged with kidnapping, robbery »Play Video
A ride home turned into much more

Brian Compton called an acquantence early Sunday morning to ask for a ride from Eugene to his Springfield home, police said.

When the pair reached the residence, Compton allegedly assaulted and threatened the driver for his treatment of a mutual friend, police said.

The situation quickly escalated, police said.

"The threats then turned and the assault turned to something worse where he threatened to kill him if he didn't give him his car," Sgt. Rich Charboneau of Springfield Police said. "The victim's title to the car was at his business in Eugene."

Photos: Seattle's 2014 Hempfest ends on a high note

Photos: Seattle's 2014 Hempfest ends on a high note
Seattle Hempfest is the world’s largest event advocating cannabis law reform, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This annual event is held every August in Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. August 17th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)