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Local Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany Police shoot Springfield woman driving stolen car at gas station off I-5 near Albany (Video)
A police officer shot and injured the driver of a stolen car early Thursday morning after chasing the car up Interstate 5 from Springfield to a gas station near Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.

According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.

She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon

2014 holds hottest summer on record for parts of Oregon
This map shows how July 2014's average temperature ranked across the lower 48 when compared to data recorded over the last century.

Officials from the National Weather Service found that the unusually warm overnight temperatures have boosted the average daily temperatures, making the summer of 2014 one of the warmest on record.

Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries'

Heads Up Football program: 'Anything we can do... to reduce head and neck injuries'

With football season right around the corner, players across the nation are gearing up for practice. Experts are warning coaches about on-field dangers.

USA Football held a Heads Up Football coach clinic in Eugene on Sunday, focusing on player safety. The clinic is part of an initiative to lower the neck and head injuries that youth players can get playing football.

Coaches learned about concussion awareness, equipment fitting and tackling training.

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states »Play Video
Thanks to donations and a motivation to support and recognize America's heroes, a New York native is getting a lot of attention. She's attempting to sing the star spangled banner in all 50 states. On Friday, she made stop number 47 on her journey, in Louisville. Shannan Cogan has more.

Million dollar closet heist items all fake?

Million dollar closet heist items all fake? »Play Video
A new twist in the reported theft of a Texas socialite's pricey closet. Weeks after someone broke into a multi-million dollar home and stole purses and jewelry, aperson claiming to be the thief is coming forward - and claiming the stolen stuff is worthless. Rucks Russell has the story.

Hundreds honor, celebrate life of 6-year-old Jenise Wright

Hundreds honor, celebrate life of 6-year-old Jenise Wright »Play Video
Jenise Paulette Wright

Several hundred people turned out Saturday for the memorial of 6-year-old Jenise Wright.

Jenise Wright was found murdered on August 6, several days after she disappeared from her Bremerton-area home.

The loss of Jenise's life and innocence rocked the community. Many at the memorial did not know Jenise, but say their hearts and resources go out to the Wright family.

8 homes evacuated by two-acre fire near Oakridge

8 homes evacuated by two-acre fire near Oakridge
Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest Service

A fast-moving grass fire burning near Oakridge Saturday jumped across High Prairie Road, officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry said.

Mo. governor implements curfew for Ferguson following violent response to teen's death

Mo. governor implements curfew for Ferguson following violent response to teen's death »Play Video

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency Saturday in response to the civil unrest caused when a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a curfew for the town, which has had spurts of violence now a week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death.


Local residents took part in a solidarity protest at Kesey Square Saturday afternoon, joining communities across the nation in backing the troubled Missouri town.

Photos: Thousands light up for Hempfest Day 2

Photos: Thousands light up for Hempfest Day 2
Seattle Hempfest is the world’s largest event advocating cannabis law reform, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This annual event is held every August in Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront. August 16th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste

Plant celebrates 30 years of processing Eugene/Springfield's waste »Play Video

Nearly 12 billion gallons of wastewater flows from homes and businesses of Eugene and Springfield to the wastewater treatment plant off of River Avenue.

The plant celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday by allowing locals into the plant to see the treatment process, which separates the bio-solids, disinfects the water and recycles it back into the Willamette River.