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Local 'That's what Springfield needs: people downtown' 'That's what Springfield needs: people downtown' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Marilou Heriot went to work at her restaurant early last Thursday morning, just like she has for the last three years.

But as she approached the Washburne Cafe, something was different.

"I got to work, and it was so bright and light, and it wasn't neon stark light - it was nice lights," she said. "And I thought: Oh my god, am I late for work?"

She wasn't late.

House fire leaves 7 people without a home

House fire leaves 7 people without a home »Play Video

A fire destroyed a house Tuesday night, leaving 7 people without a home.

The Red Cross provided assistance to 4 children and 3 adults displaced by the fire.

State senator: 'Main Street doesn't function as a highway anymore'

State senator: 'Main Street doesn't function as a highway anymore' »Play Video

About 50 people gathered at the Thurston Grange on Tuesday night for a town hall meeting with their state lawmakers.

The hot button issue was pedestrian safety on Main Street.

A pickup hit and killed 3 children February 22 as they crossed Main at 54th with their mother.

Witnesses told police the driver ran a red light.

Weasel flies on woodpecker

Weasel flies on woodpecker »Play Video
T's a bird! It's a plane... No wait... It's a weasel... On the back of a bird!? What? The story behind this photo and hashtag-weasel-pecker straight from the photographer. Jeannie Moos has more.