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Local Fox tests positive for rabies (New) Fox tests positive for rabies (Photo Gallery)
A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
Local Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning (New) Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Since before there was color in cartoons, TV shows have known how to sell a drowning, with dramatic music and a lot of splashing and screaming for help.

But in reality, a drowning person quietly slips below the surface.

Andrea Robertson, the safety officer for the City of Lynnwood, and some of her Red Cross certified lifeguards helped illustrate a drowning.
Local Deputies evacuate hotel after guest claims to have explosives (New) Deputies evacuate hotel after guest claims to have explosives
Deputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.

The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture.

Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.

Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper?

Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper? »Play Video
White flags flying over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge where American flags should be -- it happened this week in the dead of night, and no one seems to know what it means or who planned it. Susan Candiotti explains why the switch is raising concerns.

2014 Eugene Marathon: 'Every marathon you do teaches you something different'

2014 Eugene Marathon: 'Every marathon you do teaches you something different' »Play Video

Racers lined up along Agate Street outside Hayward Field before 6 a.m. Sunday, stretching out as the sun rose before the 2014 Eugene Marathon.

'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging'

'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' »Play Video

Pacific Northwest fire crews are in the midst of a record-breaking fire season. Fire officials said the northwest could flare back up as temperatures start to climb in the coming weeks.


Crews are battling blazes that have already consumed a total exceeding 1,400 square miles of forest land in Oregon and Washington.

Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community'

Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' »Play Video

Motorcyclists from across the Northwest will be taking a trip through Oregon this weekend for the annual Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride.

The ride honors fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty in 2011.

Friends and family say Chris was a pay it forward type of guy. The tour raises money for non-profits and a memorial scholarship fund, helping keep Kilcullen’s kind spirit and generosity alive. 

Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign

Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign »Play Video

Family and friends of a mother from Dundee launched an organized social media campaign after they say Jennifer Huston, 38, never came home on Thursday night.

By Saturday afternoon, the family's "Find Jennifer Huston" Facebook page had gained more than 2,000 likes.

Huston left her husband and two boys on Thursday evening to run errands but never returned, says her father, Bill Turner.

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff »Play Video

Eugene Police say they closed down Cal Young Road Saturday after getting reports of a possible shooter or "man with bomb" at a house in the area.

Nearly a half-hour later, police officials at the scene csaid they believe the call was a hoax.

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property »Play Video
Tests from debris found on Jenny Jonak's Pleasant Hill property came back with a 20 percent Chrysotile reading - a type of asbestos.

Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.

The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.

"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.

 

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death

Eugene PD: Now-deceased Grandmother suspect in 2-year-old's death »Play Video

Police say they think a now-deceased grandmother is to blame after a toddler received a fatal dose of methadone in December.

Officers said 2-year-old Maxwell Maciejewski was unresponsive on December 8, 2013 when the boy's grandmother, Carol Lumsden, was performing CPR.

Investigators with the Eugene Police Department now say Lumsden is the one they suspect of giving the child a lethal dose of methadone.

"This has all been really hard on the family, and it’s nice that there’s some closure now," said Maxwell's uncle, Aaron Heuser.