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Police: Wanted man on stolen motorcycle ditches bike, swims for it

Police: Wanted man on stolen motorcycle ditches bike, swims for it
Inset mugshot: David Patrick Lewallen, 35, from Jefferson, Ore., was booked into the Linn County Jail on charges of Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use Of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief and multiple traffic violations. Photos: Law enforcement officers (left) yell at a suspect to stop as he swims away (right) Tuesday morning.

A wanted man on a stolen motorcycle led police on a high-speed chase through Linn and Lane counties before ditching the bike and trying to swim away in the Calapooia River, Oregon State Police said.

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast »Play Video
Thawing permafrost in the Arctic Circle is causing house-size chunks of land to fall into the sea.

Licensed land surveyor Daryl Moistner shares pictures of his work along the Alaskan coastline. 

Friend of suspect: 'He's really not this bad guy that everyone is trying to make him out to be'

Friend of suspect: 'He's really not this bad guy that everyone is trying to make him out to be' »Play Video
Zachary Beauchamp (left) and details from a charging document filed in court on Monday.

Zachary Beauchamp faced arraignment on felony first degree manslaughter on Monday in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Justin Gardner early Sunday morning.

Recent rains reduce fire restrictions in many areas

Recent rains reduce fire restrictions in many areas »Play Video

After a long drought, the rain finally came to parts of Oregon over the weekend. The showers allowed the Oregon Department of Forestry to ease up on their fire restrictions, but they’re still taking precautions and trying to avoid any new fires.

Fire tears through Lebanon golf course clubhouse

Fire tears through Lebanon golf course clubhouse
Photo from Lebanon Fire District

The Mallard Creek Golf Course clubhouse caught fire late Monday night in Lebanon.

Police: Suspect texted ex-wife saying ‘he had just murdered her lover boy’

Police: Suspect texted ex-wife saying ‘he had just murdered her lover boy’ »Play Video

Two men are dead after a lengthy standoff in South Eugene Friday, according to the Eugene Police Department. Police responded to shots fired in 2100 block of McLean Boulevard in South Eugene Friday. Now, police say the long ordeal is likely headed to a murder and suicide investigation.