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Local Semi crashes into yard after brakes fail Semi crashes into yard after brakes fail (Photo Gallery)
The brakes failed on a semi hauling lumber Wednesday morning, sending the truck careening through an intersection into a rock retaining wall before coming to rest in the yard of home, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Rallies planned against Planned Parenthood amid defunding fight

Rallies planned against Planned Parenthood amid defunding fight

Anti-abortion rallies are planned in more than 60 cities Tuesday in the wake of the release of secretly recorded videos that show Planned Parenthood Federation of America officials discussing fees charged for donated fetal tissue, but activists on both sides of the abortion debate agree the current conflict is about much more than just what was caught on camera.

'Once in a blue moon' coming up Friday

When someone says "Once in a Blue Moon," you know what they mean:  Rare, seldom, even absurd.

This year it means "the end of July."

Open house Tuesday on Eugene Trails Plan

Open house Tuesday on Eugene Trails Plan »Play Video
The trail plan calls for increasing the number of miles of trails in the city's system.

The final public open house on the Eugene Trails Plan is Tuesday night, the culmination of a planning process that began in January 2014.

Pleasant Hill firefighter presumed drowned at Diamond Lake

Pleasant Hill firefighter presumed drowned at Diamond Lake
"Please keep his family and our Volunteers in your thoughts and prayers," the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association asked on Facebook.

A man jumped out of a boat into the lake Saturday and disappeared, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Rodney Wayne Shay, 51, a member of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association, is presumed to have drowned, the sheriff's office said.