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Local Police: Hit-and-run driver pulled victim off roof, left him on side of road Police: Hit-and-run driver pulled victim off roof, left him on side of road
The driver who hit and killed a man with her car in Springfield last week drove a mile and a half with the victim stuck in the roof rack before she stopped, pulled him off her car and left him on the side of the road, police now say.

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Local Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges
A former teacher will spend 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges brought against him and his twin brother. The brother is scheduled to go on trial in January.

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash »Play Video
Isabel McDaniel

The woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash had tears in her eyes Monday as she was formally arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.

Springfield Police say 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was behind the wheel of a car Thursday that hit a father and son as they crossed Main Street at 54th Street.

The car sideswiped Julio Ortiz, 39, of Springfield.

His father, Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, died from his injuries.

He was carried 12 blocks on the car and found a mile and a half from the scene of the crash.

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty
An excerpt from one of the applications seeking a restraining order against Jeffrey Wright Leonard. Police arrested Leonard on charges alleging he tried to hire a hit man to kill a neighbor.

The man accused of offering to pay a former cellmate to run a neighbor off the road in what police describe as an elaborate murder-for-hire plot pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday.

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail »Play Video
The suspect in the Sydney hostage situation was out on bail, facing criminal charges. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.

All signs are pointing to a man acting on his own and not as part of any terrorist of jihadist organization.

Australian police sources say the suspect was Iranian immigrant who had a very troubled criminal past.

His name: Man Haron Monis. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.
    
Haron was apparently out on bail, facing charges in Australia on at least a dozen sexual assault cases.

He was also found guilty in 2012 for writing and mailing hate letters to the families of at least eight Australian soldiers killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

He also faced charges in connection with the murder of his ex-wife.

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions »Play Video

Jed and Joe Jameson love the game of football, but one of them had to give it up.

Jed suffered concussions twice in a short amount of time.

A third would have meant he was done with high school sports for good.

But he wasn't only impacted on the field.

"I worked a lot slower, like I wasn't writing as fast," he said. "Some things, it felt like I couldn't remember. And then some problems I couldn't do."

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15 »Play Video
The United States Postal Service Seattle Processing and Distribution Center in Tukwila, WA processes all outgoing priority mail. During the busy holiday season, which includes Thanksgiving until Christmas, will process and send out 18 million packages from Seattle. December 17th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Monday, Dec. 15, was the last day to send things out as standard mail to have an expected delivery of Christmas Eve.

It's the busiest day of the year for the Postal Service, which expected to process 640 million pieces of mail - a 5 percent increase over last year.

2 firefighters injured fighting house fire

2 firefighters injured fighting house fire »Play Video
The house was boarded up later in the day after an early morning fire.

Two firefighters suffered injuries battling a blaze early Sunday morning at a house converted into apartments.

'That's the key: to be able to taste it and know it's so good for you'

'That's the key: to be able to taste it and know it's so good for you' »Play Video

Health coach Petra has been touring the West Coast, and Sunday she made a stop at Ray's Food Place in Veneta.

She said she's inspiring people to take back their health.

Teen who died at Chemawa Indian School identified

Teen who died at Chemawa Indian School identified
The teenager has been identified as Melissa Abell, of Nampa, Idaho. (Courtesy Photo/Sugar Shot Photography)

An 18-year-old student at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem collapsed in her room early this morning and medical personnel were unable to be resuscitate her. 

Cancer survivor aims to see Ronald McDonald House in new light

Cancer survivor aims to see Ronald McDonald House in new light »Play Video
Gailon Wixson Pursley

A young Tumwater woman has 2 wishes this Christmas. She recently learned she was cancer-free. Now she's asking for the public's help to fulfill her other wish of giving back to the Ronald McDonald House, which is about 2 blocks north of Seattle Children's Hospital, in a unique way.