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Local Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them' Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them' (Audio)
The new school year is right around the corner, and families are making the mad dash to the school supply section of retail stores across the nation.

Families at Danebo Elementary will not be among those fighting for the last pack of pink pearl erasers, as the school adopted a universal school supplies fee five years ago.

They charge $20 bucks per student, which covers all the school supplies that student will need for the year.

Several families were reluctant to accept the fee the first year it was implemented - but now almost all the families love it.
Local Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information' Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information' (Video)
You do what you can to protect yourself from hackers at home, but what about on while using public wifi spots – like on a college campus?

A study from BitSight Technologies finds that colleges and universities are much less prepared than other industries to protect important data.

They ranked athletic conferences on a scale of 250 to 900. The PAC-12 schools sat in the middle of the pack, with a 600.

Hotel and conference center in Glenwood: 'What it's coming down to is information'

Hotel and conference center in Glenwood: 'What it's coming down to is information'

A hotel and conference center are still in the works for Glenwood, and county staff are working with Springfield city planners to determine how best to support the project. 

6 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Hwy 99 north of Beltline

6 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Hwy 99 north of Beltline
Oregon State Police photo

A motorcycle clipped a pickup truck that had just been hit by a car Tuesday nigh on Highway 99 north of Beltline.

The crashes injured 6 people, 4 of them seriously, Oregon State Police said.

Photos: Breathtaking pics of Earth from International Space Station

Photos: Breathtaking pics of Earth from International Space Station
A pop-up book for space travelers. Clouds reaching so high I couldn’t believe it. (Photo & Caption: Reid Wiseman, NASA)

Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky'

Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' »Play Video
"I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky."

Mark MacPherson kept one of the slugs and one of the shotgun pellets that tore holes through his van early Tuesday morning.

"I was sleeping right underneath it. It had to have gone right over my head," he said. "I had glass all over my face."

MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach.

The shooting killed one of the sleeping victims: David Jesse Hortman, 43, of Michigan.

Brimhall later shot and killed himself. His father was found shot to death about 50 miles away.

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self »Play Video
Law enforcement from multiple agencies have responded to at least two locations in Coos County after gunfire left 2 men dead, including the suspect. The victim's father is missing, and investigators are concerned he may have been harmed.

A man shot and killed a stranger sleeping in a car before turning the gun on himself early Tuesday morning, the district attorney said.

Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight

Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight »Play Video
Be prepared for delays overnight

The signs on Beltine notify drivers that change is coming August 19 along Delta Highway.

"Tonight the equipment will come out, materials will come out," said project manager Scott Gillespie, "and in the morning everything will be open to full traffic in the morning."
    
A crew of about two dozen will be working until 6 a.m. Wednesday building a new bridge expasnion on Goodpasture Island Road over Delta Highway.

Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames

Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames
A mother and her two children escaped the fire.

A mother and her two young children escaped a fire that put up 30-foot flames from the second story of a home early Tuesday morning.

Neighbors reported hearing what sounded like an “explosion” prior to observing fire, the Corvallis Fire Department said.

The Red Cross responded to assist the family.