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Local Sheriff: 2 bodies found in aftermath of house fire(New) Sheriff: 2 bodies found in aftermath of house fire(Photo Gallery)
Two bodies found in the ashes of a Creswell-area house fire last week have not yet been identified.

"The fire burned so hot that at this point we don't even know if the bodies are male or female," Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victims.

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out'

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out' »Play Video
Photo courtesy Steve Boulton

Tom DeHaven has worked in the wood products industry for 43 years, 23 of them at the mill in Springfield.

He said this is the moment they all prepare for.

 

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay
The whale died on the beach. Workers buried it in the sand.

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah »Play Video
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

The county park that includes Mount Pisgah closed Friday while a helicopter dropped buckets of water on a wildland fire.

Lane County said Howard Buford Recreation Area is closed due to the fire. Lane County Parks staff evacuated visitors from the park.

The fire has burned an estimated 4 or 5 acres near the northwest corner of the park near the north trailhead.

The fire began around 12:30 p.m.

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg

Jail inmate walks away from work crew in Roseburg
The sheriff's office asked anyone with information about the whereabouts of Robert Douglas Hallen, 41, to call (541) 440-4471.

A jail inmate due to be released July 24 walked away from a work crew assignment at the County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon.

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million

Coos Bay firm admits ripping off military for $10 million
Federal agents raid the KPI office in September 2012

The owner and four employees of a Coos Bay business pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by selling $10 million worth of knock-off parts to the Department of Defense, including parts intended to keep the rotors on military helicopters.

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove
Pothole on northbound shoulder of I-5

Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove today and tomorrow, July 18-19, due to pavement repairs.

Goats chow on ivy at OSU

Goats chow on ivy at OSU »Play Video
No kidding

A goat herd is chomping its way through an ivy patch in front of the Crop Sciences Building at Oregon State University.

Briana Murphy said it'll take her herd of 30 goats about a week to eat through the ivy.

Linn County Fair: 'You made me go on the Zipper'

Linn County Fair: 'You made me go on the Zipper' »Play Video
If the rides don't rock your world, Grand Funk Railroad plays the Linn County Fair on Saturday

People streamed in and out of the ride zone as the cries of the excited - or scared - riders filled the air Thursday.

Fire rips through Springfield Mill: 'It started in one of the dryers'

Fire rips through Springfield Mill: 'It started in one of the dryers' »Play Video

Fire ripped through the Swanson Mill in Springfield Thursday afternoon, sending a column of black smoke high into the air.

Eugene-Springfield Fire Chief Randall Groves said the blaze started at around 4:40 p.m. in one of the wood processing plant’s dryer units.

“We do know that all of the employees were safely evacuated and at this point … I'm unaware of any injuries,” said Chief Groves. “It started in one of the dryers, we do know that. We do not know the cause at this time.”

Groves said it could be several days before they know what caused the blaze.