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Entertainment Lane County Fair opens Wednesday(New) Lane County Fair opens Wednesday(Photo Gallery)
Rain or shine, the annual Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

Crews were working to put the finishing touches on the midway before visitors arrive.

"There's always a lot of last-minute stuff that just can't get done until Tuesday," said Rachel Bivens with the fair, "but we're all used to it, and we all love it, and we thrive on it."
Local Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell'(New) Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Development of a destination retail and lodging complex at the Hollering Place is one step closer to becoming a reality.

"I'm really excited that we're now moving forward on a project that could eventually bring some jobs, bring some economic development to Empire which really needs it," said Bob Garcia, chairman of the tribal council for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.

Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden

Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden »Play Video

Fall seems like a long way off in the midst of our July heat.

But garden experts say right now is prime time to figure out what you want to harvest come October.

This week in the garden, we'll tell you why now is a such a good time to start planning for fall.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Suspect shot in exchange of gunfire with police in Reedsport

Suspect shot in exchange of gunfire with police in Reedsport
Police at the scene in Reedsport

An armed man suffered a gunshot wound in an exchange of gunfire with police Thursday, Oregon State Police said.

Shoplifter suspect orders pizza to police station

Shoplifter suspect orders pizza to police station »Play Video
A Kentucky shoplifting suspect faces even more charges after police say he played a prank on them. Shortly after the man's arrest, an unexpected delivery arrived at the police station. Jerrika Insco has the story.

Selfies on toast? Yep, really!

Selfies on toast? Yep, really! »Play Video
The selfie craze can now take over your breakfast table. Jeanne Moos shows us a toaster than can burn your face on your bread.

2 killed in head-on crash on Hwy 126 west of Beltline

2 killed in head-on crash on Hwy 126 west of Beltline
Oregon State Police photo

Two people died after a car crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with an SUV on Highway 126 Wednesday afternoon.

Kids take to the streets of Safety Town

Kids take to the streets of Safety Town

We take a look at the lessons learned at Safety Town.

Blood bank facing shortage

Blood bank facing shortage »Play Video

Last week, an accident almost took someone's life.

But after 40 units of O blood transfusions, the person's life was saved.

"To put it in perspective, a normal adult has between 10 and 13 pints of blood in their system," Kristi McElhinney with Lane Blood Center said. "So if you use 40 units of blood, we replaced your blood about 4 times."

But as demand grows this summer, the Lane Blood Center is seeing a shortage of blood, specifically type O and B negative.