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Local Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall
This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return.

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.

Man versus highchair

Man versus highchair »Play Video
A British man found out the hard way that it's a lot easier to get into a baby's highchair than out of one. The guy gets stuck, hilarity ensues. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the highchair hijinks.

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M »Play Video
According to the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, fishermen landed about 14.4 million pounds of crab during the season, about 5.5 million pounds down from average.

The commercial Dungeness crab season came to a close last week with some of the highest prices paid to fishermen in the crab fishery's history.

Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild

Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild »Play Video
A 62-year-old Illinois man is well on his way to running the equivalent of 420 marathons. And he hopes to do it over the next year and a half. But he's doing it at a great disadvantage -- all for his granddaughter, who desperately needs help. Bill Hudson has his story.

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times »Play Video
A scene from the clashes in the suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

Monday brought a show of greater force as National Guard troops moved into place after another night of violent protests.

Overnight, the governor ordered the increased security to help quell the escalating violence and protect the police command center.

"Tonight we will ensure the safety of the citizens of Ferguson," said Capt. Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Back in Washington, President Obama announced he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday.

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law »Play Video
Cycle track near the University of Oregon campus

After 3 crashes in 4 days involving bicycles and cars, Oregon State Police are urging drivers to be on high alert for bicyclists.

While riding your bike can be healthy, green and fun, sometimes it can be dangerous.

"I've been hit by a number of cars throughout the years being a cyclist," said bike courier Anthony Ainsworth. "It hurts."

On Saturday, east of Grants Pass, a Roseburg woman on her bicycle was hit by a car from behind.

In just the last two weeks, a total of 6 cyclist have been hit in the Eugene-Springfield area alone.

None of those riders were seriously injured.

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers
This berry harvester flipped over Monday outside Sandy, injuring six workers. Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Two farm workers’ legs were broken and four others received minor injuries after a berry harvester backed over them Monday.