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Local Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' Shooting survivor: 'I am lucky to be alive. I am very lucky' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Mark MacPherson kept one of the slugs and one of the shotgun pellets that tore holes through his van early Tuesday morning.

"I was sleeping right underneath it. It had to have gone right over my head," he said. "I had glass all over my face."

MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach.

The shooting killed one of the sleeping victims: David Jesse Hortman, 43, of Michigan.

Brimhall later shot and killed himself. His father was found shot to death about 50 miles away.

Lockout ends at rural fire district

Lockout ends at rural fire district »Play Video
Chief Steve Rhodes

Volunteer firefighters are back on the job effective Thursday night after being locked out of the fire station by the fire district board.

Dog shot by police: Chief responds to criticism

Dog shot by police: Chief responds to criticism »Play Video
Kiki the dog

Some people gathered outside the Springfield Police Department on Thursday to protest the shooting of a dog by an officer on Tuesday.

The dog survived but faces additional veterinarian bills.

Springfield Police Chief Tim Doney said the police department is full of dog lovers, himself included.

"I speak with a little bit of insight because I've had a dog shot and killed by someone," he said, "and I also was mauled by a Rottweiler, and I know in those particular cases that sometimes you have just seconds to think and make a plan of action."


Student sent home over hair color

Student sent home over hair color »Play Video
An Alabama girl was sent home on the first day of class because of her hair color. Then she was marked "absent" on her attendance record. Marie Waxel reports on the hair-raising debate.

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea »Play Video
A woman in Missouri used text messages to convince a thief to return her stolen van. She pleaded with the crook to have a heart. And as Heather Staggers reports, her approach worked.

Firefighters: 'She took one heck of a ride'

Firefighters: 'She took one heck of a ride' »Play Video
Alva Mae Hurst, 85, speaks about her ordeal after she drove her car off the road and down an 80-foot embankment.

Firefighters pulled 85-year-old Alva Mae Hurst from a ravine where her Cadillac took a nose dive late Tuesday night after rain left the road a little slick.

Family spots rare, 25-foot shark in Puget Sound

Family spots rare, 25-foot shark in Puget Sound »Play Video

A family boating off the coast of Edmonds spotted a rare, 25-foot Basking shark Saturday as it swam up to their boat. The last confirmed sighting of a Basking shark in Puget Sound was about 14 years ago, a local researcher said.

Brewery staff pitch in on 52nd Habitat home in Eugene/Springfield

Brewery staff pitch in on 52nd Habitat home in Eugene/Springfield »Play Video

A crew from Ninkasi Brewing worked on a Habitat for Humanity home on Thursday.

The home is the 52nd Habitat project built in the Eugene/Springfield area.

It takes 6 to 8 months to complete a Habitat home.


Kids in crisis head back to school with help form Bags of Love

Kids in crisis head back to school with help form Bags of Love »Play Video
Bags of Love event August 14, 2014

Bags of Love held a picnic and play day at Emerald Park off River Road - and connected kids in crisis with school supplies.

Organizers said getting enough supplies to go back to school can be expensive, and they wanted to alleviate that worry so kids in crisis have one less concern.