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Local 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' (Updated) '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.

Police: Diapered driver, 3, makes a dash after crash into house

Police: Diapered driver, 3, makes a dash after crash into house
A witness called 911 to report seeing a boy in a diaper run from the scene

The 911 caller saw the Jeep crash into the house Tuesday night - and saw the driver run from the Jeep wearing only a diaper.

Vermont company debuts 'selfie toaster'

Vermont company debuts 'selfie toaster'
Credit: Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation
How about a slice of selfie toast for breakfast? Followed by company logo branded toast at the office for brunch?

Photos: Sunken drug-smuggling ship towed to Seattle

Photos: Sunken drug-smuggling ship towed to Seattle
A notorious, derelict boat that sank in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway has been refloated and towed to Seattle to be dismantled. The 167-foot freighter Helena Star went under in January 2013, and has spilled at least 640 gallons of oil and diesel into the waterway. In 1978, the drug-smuggling ship was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard with $75 million worth of pot on board. It made its last voyage July 24, 2014. (KOMO Photos: Air 4)

DEQ: Fish kill likely a result of mill fire

DEQ: Fish kill likely a result of mill fire »Play Video
Water from a fire hose hits a hot spot at the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Ash from a mill fire and fire suppression activities likely contributed to the death of an "abnormal" number of fish in the Springfield Millrace along the Willamette River, the Oregon DEQ said.

Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen

Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen »Play Video
Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen's 1955 Chevy truck "Barney" on display at his 2011 memorial service at Matthew Knight Arena.

Kristie Kilcullen accepted a $3,000 donation Thursday from NW Natural on behalf of the Kilcullen Project.

The non-profit is an effort to support the community, which is something about which Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen extremely passionate, his widow said.
 
The donation comes just days before a pair of memorial rides set for this upcoming weekend.

'Voice Banking' helps ALS victims speak

'Voice Banking' helps ALS victims speak »Play Video
New technology could help people diagnosed with ALS to use their voices long after the disease robs them of the ability to speak for themselves. David Custer has the details.

GM announces safety recalls for 700K cars

GM announces safety recalls for 700K cars
An excerpt from GM's current list of recalls. The full list is at the bottom of this story.

General Motors on Wednesday announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the U.S.

Mystery rings found on city bus

Mystery rings found on city bus »Play Video
A woman found what appears to be an engagement ring and wedding band on a TriMet bus Tuesday night.

What appears to be an engagement ring and wedding band were found in a small box on a TriMet bus Tuesday night. Do you know who they belong to?