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Local Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital Forgotten Souls: Ashes of thousands remain at Oregon State Hospital (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Brad Black and his wife were tracing their family tree through an online ancestry site when they learned his great grandfather had been committed to the Oregon State Hospital in 1930.

"We didn't know how he got there, how long he has been there," he said. "One thing led to another, we went on the website and took a look and there was Great Grandpa Elwood - he was there, you know, number 3009."

Black's family is not alone: The ashes of more than 3,400 people are still at the hospital.

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Local How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium? How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
After Keiko the killer whale left the Oregon Coast Aquarium in 1998, the aquarium split the tank into three parts and created the Passages of the Deep with sharks and bat rays to attract guests.

Some of the residents of the tank know each other in the open ocean.

For example, the Broadnose sevengill shark is a natural predator of the bat ray.
Local Police rescue lost dog Police rescue lost dog
Officers who responded to a road rage situation Friday morning wound up rescuing a lost dog.

Memorial, vigil honor 3 children hit and killed by pickup truck

Memorial, vigil honor 3 children hit and killed by pickup truck »Play Video
A vigil Thursday, February 25, at 54th and Main streets in Springfield

A memorial to 3 children hit and killed by a pickup truck Sunday night continued to grow Wednesday as members of the community gathered for a candlelight vigil.

Parents charged after kids found living in rat-infested filth

Parents charged after kids found living in rat-infested filth »Play Video
Photo courtesy: Pierce County Sheriff's Department
A mother and father have been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after their three kids were discovered living in a squalor amid dangerous conditions inside their Eatonville home.

Elephant reunion taking place at Wildlife Safari

Elephant reunion taking place at Wildlife Safari »Play Video

Liz, a 51-year-old Asian elephant, and Valerie, a 33-year-old African elephant arrived after a short trip from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California.

Police: Man robs smoke shop at knifepoint - again

Police: Man robs smoke shop at knifepoint - again
Travis Gregory Brumwell (inset) faces accusations he two robbed a Royal Avenue business this year.

Police booked Travis Gregory Brumwell, 21, on two counts of first degree robbery.

'We're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street'

'We're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street' »Play Video
A woman holds a sign along east Main Street in Springfield on Wednesday, February 25.

The deaths of three young children Sunday has sparked new discussions about the safety of Springfield's Main Street.

"This particular incident has been very traumatic for this community," said Rick Little with the Oregon Department of Transportation. "I think we're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street."

Mad over missing tip, delivery worker posts customer's personal info

Mad over missing tip, delivery worker posts customer's personal info »Play Video

Upset over a lack of a tip, a Portland food delivery worker posted a photo of the customer's receipt on Instagram. The photo contained the customer's phone number and other personal information, along with derogatory comments and curse words.

Fraternity holds Make-A-Wish party for 'Miracle Monkey'

Fraternity holds Make-A-Wish party for 'Miracle Monkey' »Play Video

The Sigma Chi fraternity held a Make-A-Wish party for a 2-year-old boy with a rare and potentially deadly heart condition last weekend.

Bike shops compete to do the most mountain bike trail work

Bike shops compete to do the most mountain bike trail work »Play Video

Eugene bike shops teamed up for a dirt-digging competition last weekend.

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create and maintain paths on the Carpenter Bypass trail network near Lorane, also known as Whypass.