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Local Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say Suspect in custody after rape near Autzen, Eugene Police say (Photo Gallery)
A teenage suspect is in custody after a he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium last night, the Eugene Police Department said.

Officers said the victim was taken to the hospital with facial wounds after she reported she was raped Saturday night on the south side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Leo Harris Parkway.

A K-9 unit led officers to a 17-year-old suspect hiding in the brush near the pathway to the Autzen footbridge, Eugene Police Sgt. Ryan Molony said.

7-year-old ticketed for driving a golf cart

7-year-old ticketed for driving a golf cart »Play Video
A seven-year-old Texas boy learned the hard way: The long arm of the law doesn't care how old you are. An officer issued him a ticket for driving a golf cart on the beach. Now he's facing a fine, and his mother is furious. Sonia Azad has the story.

$10,000 grant aims to help unemployed mill workers find jobs after fire

$10,000 grant aims to help unemployed mill workers find jobs after fire
Mill workers wait for a chance to talk to prospective employers at a job fair nearly two weeks after their jobs went up in smoke in the Swanson Mill fire July 17.

Workers displaced by the Swanson Lumber mill fire may soon get a shot at a new job after the Lane Workforce Partnership received a $10,000 grant to help them through job training programs.

'We're calling the chili the Timberhill 150, based on the fire from Friday night'

'We're calling the chili the Timberhill 150, based on the fire from Friday night'

Competition at the 7th annual Benton County Chili Cook-Off was heating up the Benton County Fairgrounds Sunday as teams of the county’s public safety officials brought their best culinary prowess to chili connoisseurs.

K-9 unit finds man illegally camping near Corvallis fire

K-9 unit finds man illegally camping near Corvallis fire
John Reno Cerruti
John Reno Cerruti

A K-9 unit helped arrest a man Saturday night after firefighters found he was illegally camping near the 85 acre fire that burned through Chip Ross Park in north Corvallis.

Firefighters working to put out small parts of the fire in Chip Ross Park found an illegal camp site at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.

A deputy reportedly talked with one of the campers at the site, later identified as John Cerruti, and found the man was carrying methamphetamine.

Cerruti sprinted away and lost the deputy in the brush, sheriff's officials said.

Photos: Hunting for treasures at the Coburg Antique & Vintage Fair

Photos: Hunting for treasures at the Coburg Antique & Vintage Fair
Hundreds of antique dealers filled the streets of Coburg, Ore. with collectibles Sunday for the town's 27th annual Antique and Vintage Fair. The event, put on by the Coburg Antique Mall, draws thousands to the town to hunt for those hard-to-find pieces from years gone by - Photo by Tristan Fortsch

Hundreds of antique dealers filled the streets of Coburg, Ore. with collectibles Sunday for the town's 27th  annual Antique and Vintage Fair. The event, put on by the coburg Antique Mall, draws thousands to the town to hunt for those hard-to-find pieces from years gone by.

Wildfire smoke makes for unhealthy conditions in Western Oregon

Wildfire smoke makes for unhealthy conditions in Western Oregon
Smoke seen along the foothills taken near Coburg, Ore. Sunday morning.

The smoke from Oregon wildfires caused air quality around the Eugene/Springfield and Oakridge areas to diminish Sunday afternoon, proving to be unhealthy for some people.

Former U of O football player arrested for DUII

Former U of O football player arrested for DUII
Colt Lyerla was arrested on Sept. 6 on suspicion of DUII, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. (Washington County Sheriff)

Former tight end for the University Of Oregon, Colt Lyerla was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of DUII, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Photos: No. 3 Oregon takes down No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27

Photos: No. 3 Oregon takes down No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27
Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota (#8) escapes the tackle from the Michigan State defense. The Ducks won 46-27. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

85 acre wildfire contained after evacuating north Corvallis homes

85 acre wildfire contained after evacuating north Corvallis homes
Homes in north Corvallis evacuated by fire near Chip Ross Park - Photo from Justin Quinn Photography

An unchecked wildfire forced families to evacuate their homes in north Corvallis Friday night, the Corvallis Police Department said. Officials downgraded the evacuation order to level 2 at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, allowing families to return home.