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Entertainment Lane County Fair opens Wednesday Lane County Fair opens Wednesday(Photo Gallery)(Video)
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 'Keyboard Kitten' reboots for Oregon adventure 'Keyboard Kitten' reboots for Oregon adventure(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The "Keyboard Kitten" came to life for author Bob Welch early one morning last year with unexpected help of his own cat.

"One morning he literally walked across the keyboard, and he started typing letters and numbers and asterisks and such," Welch recalled, "and I said to myself: children's book."

Welch teamed up with his good friend and illustrator Tom Penix, and Comma the kitten's adventures in Oregon began.

One book just wasn't enough.

Comma is back in the sequel, "The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized".

Take the Buena Vista Ferry across the Willamette to Hopsville

Take the Buena Vista Ferry across the Willamette to Hopsville »Play Video
The Buena Vista Ferry

Between Eugene and Salem, there are plenty of natural wonders that you can enjoy, including juicy fruit or a cold beer in your hand.

But you'll have to get off the interstate to find them.

In this week's all in a day's drive, we're taking a trip to short boat ride to Independence.

Manhunt in progress for murder suspect on motorcycle

Manhunt in progress for murder suspect on motorcycle
Police are looking for Daniel Joseph Martinson. Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or call 911.

A manhunt for an armed and dangerous murder suspect on a motorcyle is taking place in a remote wooded area just north of the Oregon/California border.

More homes found destroyed as crews fight Moccasin Hill Fire

More homes found destroyed as crews fight Moccasin Hill Fire »Play Video
Smoke from the Moccasin Hill Fire on Sunday, July 13

A Klamath County wildfire that forced over 100 people to evacuate their homes Sunday afternoon was more destructive than authorities initially believed, as officials raise the total of structures burned from 20 to 33.

Brush fire burns through 90K acres in SE Oregon

Brush fire burns through 90K acres in SE Oregon »Play Video
Buzzard Complex photo by Tanya Nelson

Wildfires in southeastern Oregon have burned almost 90,000 acres since a rash of lightning scraped across the state last weekend.

The fires are being managed together in a unit dubbed the Buzzard Complex.

The Buzzard is the largest fire burning the U.S., in the state - Oregon - with the most active large fires.

So far, firefighters have received a report of a barn lost the flames in the sparsely populated corner of the state.

But the fire threatens livestock, ranch buildings and sage grouse habitat, fire managers said.

Swastikas scribbled on mailbox near Jewish fraternity

Swastikas scribbled on mailbox near Jewish fraternity »Play Video
Vandalism on mailboxes in Eugene reported July 14, 2014

Swastikas scribbled all over a mailbox adjacent to a national Jewish fraternity's University of Oregon house is under investigation by local police.

"Not only is it a destruction of property, but it represents a symbol that strikes fear in an entire community," said Lt. Doug Mozan, "and we are committed to the safety of that community."

It isn't clear whether the fraternity was a direct target or just near the vandalism.    

But members of Alpha Epsilon Pi said this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened to them.

Man rescued from base of raging waterfall

Man rescued from base of raging waterfall »Play Video
In this July 14, 2014 photo released by the Skamania County Sheriff's Office, Skamania County sheriff's deputies and firefighters rescue John Napierkowski, bottom right, who was trapped in the water at Dougan Falls on the Washougal River in Washougal, Wash. Napierkowski was taken to a hospital after he was trapped in the cold water for about an hour. (Skamania County Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff's deputies and firefighters rescued a man who was trapped in rushing water at the base of a southwestern Washington waterfall after his legs got caught in rocks.

Looking for Oregon 14 $5 Kidsports ticket information?

Looking for Oregon 14 $5 Kidsports ticket information?

In just a few days, 1,600 athletes from 200 countries will gather at Hayward Field for the IAAF Junior World Championships.

And if you want to go, Kidsports may be your ticket in with a $5 special for your family.

Now through July 21, all famillies of Kidsports participants are welcome to purchase a maximum of 8 general tickets at that price.

Mandatory evacuation lifted as crews make progress on Moccasin Hill Fire

Mandatory evacuation lifted as crews make progress on Moccasin Hill Fire
Smoke from the Moccasin Hill Fire on Sunday, July 13

A mandatory evacuation has been downgraded to standby as firefighters make progress containing the Moccasin Hill Fire north of Sprague River.