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Local Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Lane Transit District may transform its public safety officers into peace officers, able to enforce state and local laws.

"This gives us the opportunity, if the board chooses to give the general manager the authority to designate them as peace officers, and ability to step up the level of enforcement in terms of citations that can be written," said Andy Vobora with LTD.

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Detectives found a man dead inside of a duplex early Wednesday morning after flames destroyed the residence along Highway 99E in Jefferson, The Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Crews respond to anhydrous ammonia leak in Charleston

Crews respond to anhydrous ammonia leak in Charleston
Bandon Pacific in Charleston

One person was hospitalized after an anhydrous ammonia leak at Bandon Pacific on Tuesday.

State police said a 300-pound tank holding the ammonia was compromised shorlty after 3 p.m.

Officials evacuated the surrounding areas while hazmat crews worked to contain the leak.

1 dead in apartment fire near Myrtle Point

1 dead in apartment fire near Myrtle Point »Play Video

At least 1 person is dead after fire ripped through a triplex on Old Highway 42 Road outside Myrtle Point on Tuesday morning in an area without fire hydrants.

Secret Santa pays off $50K in layaway bills at Walmart

Secret Santa pays off $50K in layaway bills at Walmart »Play Video
"It's a blessing, like whoever didn't believe in God, Santa B might be God," Christine Hollman said.

A state of shock and relief all around a Walmart in Pennsylvania on Tuesday after someone special stopped by.

"I actually walked to the bathroom and cried when they handed me money," said Brittny Coyman, whose layaway balance was paid by "Santa B." "A few dollars back and just told me it was completely paid off."

Lower prices at pump fuel holiday travel

Lower prices at pump fuel holiday travel »Play Video

The holiday rush is on as the season of "going" shifts into high gear.

AAA says this holiday season will be the busiest ever, with as many as 98.6 million Americans taking a trip.

Some will fly; others will take a train.

But 9 out of 10 travelers will be packing up and hitting the road, many of those trips fueled by lower prices at the pump.

Sheriff: Man assaulted roommate with 6-foot spiral Christmas tree

http://media.kmtr.com/images/SEAN+MCFADDEN.jpgA man hit his roommate with a 6-foot spiral Christmas tree Sunday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said. 

Deputies arrested 24-year-old Sean Christopher McFadden on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.

He remained jailed Tuesday morning. 

Sgt. Carrie Carver said the 42-year-old victim suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

The victim said he has filed for a no-contact and restraining order on McFadden.

The outdoor decoration remains on the home's front porch.