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Local Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The 250 employees who saw their jobs go up in smoke along with the Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant last week met Monday with the owner of the mill.

Millworkers received one of their last paychecks at the meeting at Springfield High School.

A representative of Swanson Group said it would take at least 2 years to rebuild the plant.

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.

Goats chow on ivy at OSU

Goats chow on ivy at OSU »Play Video
No kidding

A goat herd is chomping its way through an ivy patch in front of the Crop Sciences Building at Oregon State University.

Briana Murphy said it'll take her herd of 30 goats about a week to eat through the ivy.

Linn County Fair: 'You made me go on the Zipper'

Linn County Fair: 'You made me go on the Zipper' »Play Video
If the rides don't rock your world, Grand Funk Railroad plays the Linn County Fair on Saturday

People streamed in and out of the ride zone as the cries of the excited - or scared - riders filled the air Thursday.

Fire rips through Springfield Mill: 'It started in one of the dryers'

Fire rips through Springfield Mill: 'It started in one of the dryers' »Play Video

Fire ripped through the Swanson Mill in Springfield Thursday afternoon, sending a column of black smoke high into the air.

Eugene-Springfield Fire Chief Randall Groves said the blaze started at around 4:40 p.m. in one of the wood processing plant’s dryer units.

“We do know that all of the employees were safely evacuated and at this point … I'm unaware of any injuries,” said Chief Groves. “It started in one of the dryers, we do know that. We do not know the cause at this time.”

Groves said it could be several days before they know what caused the blaze.

Springfield wood products plant erupts in flames

Springfield wood products plant erupts in flames »Play Video
Bystanders watch smoke rise from a mill fire in Springfield on July 17, 2014. A 1-mile evacuation order was later put in effect around the fire.

A fire in Springfield sent a plume of smoke up over the city Thursday, and emergency workers ordered an evacuation in a 1-mile radius around the fire as it continued to rage an hour later.

Free Kitty Friday! Idaho county offers free cats

Free Kitty Friday! Idaho county offers free cats
The Canyon County Animal Shelter is offering its Free Cat Fridays promotion for cats six months old or older. All of these cats are looking for a new home. Photo by JERRY MANTER -- KBOI2.com web producer
The Canyon County, Idaho, Animal Shelter is offering its Free Cat Fridays promotion for cats six months old or older. All of these cats are looking for a new home.

Sheriff: 2 men missing after house fire

Sheriff: 2 men missing after house fire »Play Video
Photo courtesy South Lane Fire and Rescue

Two people remain unaccounted for after a fire destroyed a home near Creswell on Wednesday afternoon.

Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden

Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden »Play Video

Fall seems like a long way off in the midst of our July heat.

But garden experts say right now is prime time to figure out what you want to harvest come October.

This week in the garden, we'll tell you why now is a such a good time to start planning for fall.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays