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Local Fire rips through auto repair shop (New) Fire rips through auto repair shop (Photo Gallery)
Firefighters fought a fire at an auto repair shop on Birdfoot Drive in Tangent on Monday.

Tangent Fire Department responded at 10:55 a.m. and called for help from Albany, Corvallis, Halsey and Lebanon to fight the fire.

$1M safety project coming up for bike path

$1M safety project coming up for bike path »Play Video
“This work reflects the valuable public input that was incorporated into the Row River Corridor Plan to address trail and road user safety improvements needed at locations where the trail crosses Lane County roads,” said Lydia McKinney, Transportation Planning Supervisor for Lane County Public Works. “We appreciate the community’s patience as these improvements are made to enhance the recreational opportunities along the trail.”

The improvements are part of the response to the death of Michele Portmann in 2011. The retired high school counselor was hit and killed by a truck as she rode her bicycle along where the trail crosses a road.

Trial delayed for suspect in Oregon teen's slaying

Trial delayed for suspect in Oregon teen's slaying »Play Video
Jenny Gamez (left) and Laura Simonson

The trial for a former police officer accused of killing 19-year-old Oregon college student Jenny Gamez and leaving her body in a suitcase along a rural Wisconsin highway has been delayed until November.

Family of hostage killed in drone strike critical of US government

Family of hostage killed in drone strike critical of US government »Play Video

In a statement, Warren Winstein's family said his captors bear "ultimate responsibility" but note support from the U.S. government was "inconsistent and disappointing."

Weinstein, a 73-year-old development worker from  Maryland, died in a U.S. drone strike while being held hostage.

Kindergarteners visit construction site of their new school

Kindergarteners visit construction site of their new school »Play Video
Kindergarten students from Howard Elementary School visited their new school, still under construction. The new building is paid for by a bond passed by voters in May 2013.

Kindergarten students from Howard Elementary School visited their new school, still under construction. The new building is paid for by a bond passed by voters in May 2013.

Turner officially retires as sheriff

Turner officially retires as sheriff »Play Video
Tom Turner has retired as sheriff of Lane County to become chief of police in Florence.

Tom Turner started with the Lane County Sheriff's Office in 1982, stationed as a deputy in Florence.