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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.

Mo. governor implements curfew for Ferguson following violent response to teen's death

Mo. governor implements curfew for Ferguson following violent response to teen's death »Play Video

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency Saturday in response to the civil unrest caused when a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a curfew for the town, which has had spurts of violence now a week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death.


Local residents took part in a solidarity protest at Kesey Square Saturday afternoon, joining communities across the nation in backing the troubled Missouri town.

Photos: Thousands light up for Hempfest Day 2

Photos: Thousands light up for Hempfest Day 2
Seattle Hempfest is the world’s largest event advocating cannabis law reform, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This annual event is held every August in Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. August 16th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste

Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste »Play Video

Nearly 12 billion gallons of wastewater flows from homes and businesses of Eugene and Springfield to the wastewater treatment plant off of River Avenue.

The plant celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday by allowing locals into the plant to see the treatment process, which separates the bio-solids, disinfects the water and recycles it back into the Willamette River.

Mural on new ShelterCare facility: 'From being this very chaotic place, to a very ordered place'

Mural on new ShelterCare facility: 'From being this very chaotic place, to a very ordered place' »Play Video

A local artist spent Saturday leading 5 others in creating a mural on the wall of the new ShelterCare facility on 4th Avenue.

Valentina Gonzalez led a class of five painters in bringing her colorful geometric concept to life.

The wall will have a chaotic semblance of shapes that fall into place when a person rounds a corner. Gonzalez said the piece reflects the transition many of the homeless families go through when they seek help from ShelterCare.

Oregon prison official: 'Death row not a hardship' for convicted killer

Oregon prison official: 'Death row not a hardship' for convicted killer »Play Video

A death row inmate convicted of killing a war hero said he wants to be transferred to the general prison population, but recent court documents explain why his requests were denied.

34-year-old Jesse Fanus was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing World War II flying ace Marion Carl in 1998. Fanus killed Marine Corps war hero while attempting to rob Carl’s home in Glide.

The Oregon Supreme Court overturned Fanus’ death sentence in October of 2012, but he's still housed on death row.

Court documents filed by State Penitentiary Superintendent Jeff Premo say an Oregon Department of Corrections policy states that inmates pending retrial in a capital case would continue to be housed on death row.

Winchester Bay, south coastline have highest salmon catch rates in Oregon

Winchester Bay, south coastline have highest salmon catch rates in Oregon »Play Video

Those hoping to reel in some salmon off the Oregon Coast this weekend have a better chance of doing so off the shores of Winchester Bay.

'You've got 18,000 people converging on an area that are all looking to have a good time'

'You've got 18,000 people converging on an area that are all looking to have a good time' »Play Video
Banning booze from campgrounds has helped cut crime at the festival, the sheriff said.

housands of people are putting on their boots and cowboy hats for the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival.

The event brings about 18,000 people a day to the small town of Brownsville.

Habitat for Humanity doesn't just build houses

Habitat for Humanity doesn't just build houses »Play Video

Qualifying homeowners can receive free help maintaining their homes.

"A Brush With Kindness" started about two years ago through Habitat for Humanity.

Since then, they've been able to help about 8 houses a year in the Springfield-Eugene area.

Don Griffin, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, said the program helps make sure people not only have a decent place to live but can maintain it for as long as they need.