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Oregon 14 World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet'(New) World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The track world - literally - has arrived in TrackTown USA with this week's IAAF World Junior Championships, dubbed Oregon 14.

"We may not be a large city Barcelona or New York City for that matter, but what we are is a city that believes in the sport and has for many, many years," said Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA.

That belief started a bid three years ago to bring the World Juniors to Eugene.

Eugene becomes the first city to host the event in the U.S.

Couple creates bucket list for dog with cancer

Couple creates bucket list for dog with cancer »Play Video
A Colorado family is determined to make their dog's last days the best possible. The animal is battling cancer. But, as Kelly Sommariva shows us, they're just concentrating on playtime.

Sweet Home woman found dead in woods east of Cottage Grove

Sweet Home woman found dead in woods east of Cottage Grove
The sheriff would like to hear from anyone who saw Heaven King or her 1991 silver Honda Accord (license plate UYK 382) between noon on Tuesday, July 8, and afternoon Wednesday, July 9. You can contact the LCSO Communications Center at (541) 682-4141.

Hikers found the body of a Sweet Home woman along a forest road east of Cottage Grove last week. Now the sheriff is asking for the public's help in the death investigation.

Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions

Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions »Play Video
A class on tracking

Oregon’s search and rescue volunteers are called out to hundreds of rescue missions each year, helping find people in counties across the state.

Over 60 young search and rescue volunteers met in the Linn County wilderness over the weekend for the first regional training camp over the weekend.

Giant snails intercepted at LAX

Invasive snails capable of eating crops - or even the paint off your house - were intercepted at LAX earlier this month.

This invasive species is a very serious threat to agriculture, natural ecosystem, public health and economy, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Brush fire backs up I-5 near SeaTac

Brush fire backs up I-5 near SeaTac
Firefighters respond to the scene of the brush fire.
Crews spent all night battling a stubborn brush fire along northbound Interstate 5 near SeaTac, and one lane of the freeway is still blocked at the scene, officials said.

Lightning sets Oregon ablaze: 'This kicks off our fire season, and we’re ready'

Lightning sets Oregon ablaze: 'This kicks off our fire season, and we’re ready'
Flames on the Moccasin Fire, north of Sprague River, Oregon.

Thousands of lightning strikes set forests and brush on fire across Oregon, sending firefighters scrambling to contain the blazes on the Willamette National Forest and in Central Oregon.

In Southern Oregon, homes have been lost and residents evacuated due to a fast-moving fire.

Woman asked to leave during concert: 'They know they legally can't remove me for nursing'

Woman asked to leave during concert: 'They know they legally can't remove me for nursing' »Play Video

A California mom's time at a Brad Paisley concert was cut short when she says a police officer forced her to leave because she was breast-feeding her baby in the crowd.


Authorities said they asked the woman to move because they were worried about her children's safety.


"So we're afraid of your child getting crushed and we're afraid of your child's ear drums being hurt,” Christopherson remembered the officer telling her. "It completely was a cop-out. They're trying to cover this up because they know they legally can't remove me for nursing."