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Oregon 14 Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party Willamalane hosts Oregon 14 Welcome Party(Video)
Willamalane Park and Recreation District is set to welcome more than 1,750 youth athletes from around the world at the Oregon14 Welcome Party on Monday, July 21, at Island Park in Springfield.

The free public event, set from 7 to 9 p.m., is a kickoff party for the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon at Hayward Field.
Entertainment Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest Photos: Pemberton Music Fest brings big names to Northwest(Photo Gallery)
About a four hour drive from Seattle, Pemberton Music Festival is nestled under tree-covered mountains in Pemberton, British Columbia. After an eight year hiatus, the biggest names in music and tens of thousands of fans came out for the three day festival with acts such as Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dog and more.

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

The Howard Buford Recreation Area was reopened Saturday after officials closed the county park to let fire crews fight a wildland fire that consumed over an acre of land.

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

An attic fire inside a South Eugene home spread Saturday morning, burning a large portion of the back side of the house.

No one was inside the burning home when firefighters arrived on-scene, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the house on Lincoln Street just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday to find smoke billowing from the roof.

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out'

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out' »Play Video
Photo courtesy Steve Boulton

Tom DeHaven has worked in the wood products industry for 43 years, 23 of them at the mill in Springfield.

He said this is the moment they all prepare for.

 

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay
The whale died on the beach. Workers buried it in the sand.

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah »Play Video
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

The county park that includes Mount Pisgah closed Friday while a helicopter dropped buckets of water on a wildland fire.

Lane County said Howard Buford Recreation Area is closed due to the fire. Lane County Parks staff evacuated visitors from the park.

The fire has burned an estimated 4 or 5 acres near the northwest corner of the park near the north trailhead.

The fire began around 12:30 p.m.

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg
The sheriff's office asked anyone with information about the whereabouts of Robert Douglas Hallen, 41, to call (541) 440-4471.

A jail inmate due to be released July 24 walked away from a work crew assignment at the County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon.

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million
Federal agents raid the KPI office in September 2012

The owner and four employees of a Coos Bay business pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by selling $10 million worth of knock-off parts to the Department of Defense, including parts intended to keep the rotors on military helicopters.

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove
Pothole on northbound shoulder of I-5

Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove today and tomorrow, July 18-19, due to pavement repairs.