After extremely dry weather led to an earlier fire season than usual the Department of Forestry got some help from inmates around the state, including some from the south coast.
A cheer coach at a gym in Salem was arrested by Salem police after sexting a 14-year-old girl who went to the gym.
Haggen Food & Pharmacy plans to purchase the Albertsons stores at 18th and Chambers and 30th and Hilyard, as well as the Safeway at 54th and Main in Springfield.
Police kept their eyes open and tracked down a stolen car this week, even after the suspect sped away from officers and ditched the car in a parking lot.
A judge declined to allow a woman charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash out of jail at this time.
Isabel McDaniel appeared in court Friday to request her release while awaiting trial.
She is accused of hitting and mortally wounding Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, last week as the visitor from Mexico crossed Main Street in Springfield.
Police said McDaniel drove with Reynaga stuck in the roof rack of her car for 1 1/2 miles before pulling him off her car and leaving him on the side of the road.
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch. State geologists warned of increased potential for landslides. And Lane County officials urged residents along the Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers to stay on high alert for flooding.
A van where a man had been living off and on for two years has been removed from the shore of the Willamette River.
The driver who hit and killed a man with her car in Springfield last week drove a mile and a half with the victim stuck in the roof rack before she stopped, pulled him off her car and left him on the side of the road, police now say.
Dance team members were asked for sexual favors as part of the hazing at a local high school.
Thomas Egan earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.
He retired from the Oregon National Guard in 1991 with the rank of major after two decades of service.
And he froze to death on the streets of Eugene on a December night where the mercury had plunged to 15 F.
Here comes the rain again.
And again. And again.
The National Weather Service in Portland says the threat of flooding will increase Saturday night through Monday as the "atmospheric river" brings warm, moist air to the Pacific Northwest.
Lane Transit District may transform its public safety officers into peace officers, able to enforce state and local laws.
"This gives us the opportunity, if the board chooses to give the general manager the authority to designate them as peace officers, and ability to step up the level of enforcement in terms of citations that can be written," said Andy Vobora with LTD.
A former teacher will spend 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges brought against him and his twin brother. The brother is scheduled to go on trial in January.
Police suspect an armed robbery at a pizza restaurant Monday night may be connected to a robbery at a sub shop last month.