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Over 6 days, the world competed in peace in Oregon at the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Total attendance at Hayward Field was 51,532 fans.

A total of 1,062 Citizens of TrackTown volunteers made the event possible.

And the United States matched its best total ever for the World Junior Championships with 21 total medals, including 11 golds, five silvers and five bronzes.
Local Portland tennis courts honor UO athlete: 'Alex grew up on these courts' Portland tennis courts honor UO athlete: 'Alex grew up on these courts' (Video)
The Berkeley Park tennis courts in Southeast Portland are being renovated to serve as a memorial for a University of Oregon tennis star that drowned last year near Eugene.

It was here that Alex Rovello started hitting tennis balls with his dad.

“This really helped us heal. We've been embraced by so many people that have joined this effort and hopefully other children will come to this tennis court,” said Alex’s mom, Geri Rovello.
Local Brush fire closes roads near Creswell Brush fire closes roads near Creswell (Photo Gallery)
The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff »Play Video

Eugene Police say they closed down Cal Young Road Saturday after getting reports of a possible shooter or "man with bomb" at a house in the area.

Nearly a half-hour later, police officials at the scene csaid they believe the call was a hoax.

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property »Play Video
Tests from debris found on Jenny Jonak's Pleasant Hill property came back with a 20 percent Chrysotile reading - a type of asbestos.

Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.

The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.

"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.

 

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death »Play Video

Police say they think a now-deceased grandmother is to blame after a toddler received a fatal dose of methadone in December.

Officers said 2-year-old Maxwell Maciejewski was unresponsive on December 8, 2013 when the boy's grandmother, Carol Lumsden, was performing CPR.

Investigators with the Eugene Police Department now say Lumsden is the one they suspect of giving the child a lethal dose of methadone.

"This has all been really hard on the family, and it’s nice that there’s some closure now," said Maxwell's uncle, Aaron Heuser.

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.