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Local Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight Bridge work to disrupt Delta Highway overnight (Photo Gallery) (Video)
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.
Local Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames (Photo Gallery)
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.

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak
Robert Palmer

Search and rescue crews from across southwest Oregon are en route to an active rescue operation for an insulin-dependent diabetic man who got lost in the woods picking mushrooms Sunday.

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails
Smoke from a fire on the far side of Waldo Lake on Saturday, August 16. Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest

A forest fire west of Waldo Lake prompted the Willamette National Forest to implement an emergency closure affecting several trails.

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon
This map shows how July 2014's average temperature ranked across the lower 48 when compared to data recorded over the last century.

Officials from the National Weather Service found that the unusually warm overnight temperatures have boosted the average daily temperatures, making the summer of 2014 one of the warmest on record.

Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries'

Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries'

With football season right around the corner, players across the nation are gearing up for practice. Experts are warning coaches about on-field dangers.

USA Football held a Heads Up Football coach clinic in Eugene on Sunday, focusing on player safety. The clinic is part of an initiative to lower the neck and head injuries that youth players can get playing football.

Coaches learned about concussion awareness, equipment fitting and tackling training.

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states »Play Video
Thanks to donations and a motivation to support and recognize America's heroes, a New York native is getting a lot of attention. She's attempting to sing the star spangled banner in all 50 states. On Friday, she made stop number 47 on her journey, in Louisville. Shannan Cogan has more.

Million dollar closet heist items all fake?

Million dollar closet heist items all fake? »Play Video
A new twist in the reported theft of a Texas socialite's pricey closet. Weeks after someone broke into a multi-million dollar home and stole purses and jewelry, aperson claiming to be the thief is coming forward - and claiming the stolen stuff is worthless. Rucks Russell has the story.

Hundreds honor, celebrate life of 6-year-old Jenise Wright

Hundreds honor, celebrate life of 6-year-old Jenise Wright »Play Video
Jenise Paulette Wright

Several hundred people turned out Saturday for the memorial of 6-year-old Jenise Wright.

Jenise Wright was found murdered on August 6, several days after she disappeared from her Bremerton-area home.

The loss of Jenise's life and innocence rocked the community. Many at the memorial did not know Jenise, but say their hearts and resources go out to the Wright family.

8 homes evacuated by two-acre fire near Oakridge

8 homes evacuated by two-acre fire near Oakridge
Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest Service

A fast-moving grass fire burning near Oakridge Saturday jumped across High Prairie Road, officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry said.