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Local Oregon State studies lionfish: 'Why some species get eaten and others don’t' (New) Oregon State studies lionfish: 'Why some species get eaten and others don’t' (Photo Gallery)
If you live in lionfish territory in the Atlantic Ocean, the last thing you want to be is a small fish with a long, skinny body, resting by yourself at night, near the bottom of the seafloor.

If so, your chances of being gobbled up by a lionfish increase by about 200 times.

Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage

Ferguson grand jury decision live coverage

North Bend in 4A, Harrisburg in 3A finals; Sheldon in 6A semifinal

North Bend in 4A, Harrisburg in 3A finals; Sheldon in 6A semifinal
Go Eagles. Go Irish. Go Bulldogs.

By the time North Bend takes the field Saturday in Hillsboro for the 4A state football title game, Harrisburg will be well into the 3A title game over in Hermiston.

And before either game begins, Sheldon High School will have made its case for a spot in the 6A title game.

Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes deadly head-on crash on I-5

Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes deadly head-on crash on I-5 »Play Video

A drunk wrong-way driver caused a deadly head-on crash on Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police said.

Holiday shopping deals start earlier this year

Holiday shopping deals start earlier this year »Play Video
December 25 is coming soon

Move over, Black Friday: This year, shoppers may find better deals earlier in the week. Diana Bray with Valley River Center said shoppers have been scoring great deals as far back as the weekend before Thanksgiving. 

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee

Lane County wants to partner with cities on annual car registration fee »Play Video
Lane County Public Works received the 2013 Project of the Year Award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association for work rebuilding a section of Sweet Creek Road. “This was a difficult project that started out with a retaining wall replacement and quickly became a bridge building project as we learned more about the site conditions,” said county engineer Bill Morgan.

A road advisory committee comprised of Lane County residents considered 28 different option to increase funding.

The committee found that increasing the annual vehicle registration fee by $35 was the most cost-efficient for the county and its residents.

The county proposes to split the revenues 60/40 with 12 cities within Lane County. The funds would be distributed based on population.

Officers ordered to take down Facebook photos using Portland badge to support Ferguson officer

Officers ordered to take down Facebook photos using Portland badge to support Ferguson officer »Play Video
Screen shot taken from Facebook

Portland Police ordered three of its officers to take down images from their personal Facebook page that used the bureau’s badge in support of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

No. 14 Oregon beats No. 25 USC: 'I think this is perfect timing'

No. 14 Oregon beats No. 25 USC: 'I think this is perfect timing'
Martenne Bettendorf (#18) jumps for a kill in the fourth set past Ebony Nwanebu (#7) making the score 4-3. Bettendorf earned 22 kills for the match, leading the team offensively. The Ducks defeated USC 3-1 Sunday afternoon in their last game of the regular season at Matthew Knight Arena. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The No. 14 ranked Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 25 USC Trojans 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff: Man gave wife psychedelic mushroom tea

http://media.kmtr.com/images/Robert-Davis330.jpgA man tricked his wife into drinking tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, beat her up and threw her against a wood stove, and hung up the phone when she tried to call 911, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Davis, 51, faces charges of Assault IV Domestic, Causing Another Person to Ingest a Controlled Substance, and Interference with Making a Report, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies responed to a home on Fishtrap Road in response to a possible distrubance Friday evening just after 6.