By Chris Clackum, NBC NewsPublished: Sep 2, 2014 at 8:06 AM PDTLast Updated: Sep 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM PDT
As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.
Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.
“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.
By Mark Floyd, OSU News & CommunicationsPublished: Sep 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM PDTLast Updated: Sep 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM PDT
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.
Officers found illegal fireworks and the tools to make improvised explosives in an apartment near 8th and Washington after the person living there hurt himself in an explosion early Thursday morning, Eugene Police said.
A police officer shot and injured the driver of a stolen car early Thursday morning after chasing the car up Interstate 5 from Springfield to a gas station near Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.
The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.
According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.
She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.
As football helmets improve in preventing players from getting concussions, high schools must search for the latest models to keep their students safe.
This can prove to be an expensive task, as technology advancements are made each year.
Harrisburg graduate Mark Elmblade spent 13 years selling football helmets as a rep for Ridell. He is using that experience to build his new company Armor Zone, which leases football helmets to high schools and youth programs.
The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Willamette National Forest officials issued a level 2 evacuation for some residents near Westfir, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.
Our reporters on the scene said some people living in the mobile home park were asked to leave their homes. Forest officials have since downgraded the park back to a level 2 evacuation, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.
Cooler evening temperatures and moderate fire behavior on the main fires helped crews successfully attack spot fires near the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, said Willamette National Forest spokeswoman Jude McHugh.
The chief executive officer of Centerplate, a major concession operator in three countries, was caught on a surveillance camera abusing a dog.
The video, obtained by Canadian media outlet Global News and posted to its website, shows CEO Des Hague stepping into an elevator with a Doberman in Vancouver, B.C. Hague starts kicking the dog before lifting it off the ground by the leash
Smoke from the Deception Complex fire near Oakridge has pushed air quality warnings to moderate in the surrounding cities like Cottage Grove, Creswell, Eugene and Springfield. The "yellow" moderate level is still considered safe by the Lane County Air Protection Agency.
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that this smallest of the lunge-feeding whales utilizes the sea ice more than expected and feeds in ways unique from other species.
A lawsuit filed against the 7th Day Adventist Church alleges church officials knowingly let a convicted child molester work with Lane County children in the 1970's.
The lawsuit alleges the church let Les Bovee lead in both the Junction City and Veneta branches’ youth program “Pathfinder Club”, even though the man was convicted and sentenced for sexually abusing young boys a few years earlier.
The 7th Day Adventist church has not yet responded to phone calls for comment on the lawsuit.