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Distracted driving problems for school buses and school zones

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As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.

Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.

“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84 »Play Video
In this still image from video taken by David Porter, Portland police officers can be seen running along Interstate 84 Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Police said they shot a man who was trying to carjack cars. They closed down the freeway for hours.

Police said they shot a man in Northeast Portland on Monday morning who was threatening motorists with a gun, forcing the closure of Interstate 84 through much of the afternoon.

Woman murdered in Silverton identified; suspect found at hospital

Woman murdered in Silverton identified; suspect found at hospital »Play Video
Jason Clifford Down is in police custody this morning at a Portland, Ore. hospital. He is a suspect from last night's fatal shooting in Silverton, Ore. where a woman was killed by "homicidal violence" on August 30.

A woman who was killed yesterday afternoon in Silverton, Ore., has been identified and a male suspect was located this morning according to Silverton Police.

2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog

2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog »Play Video

A 2-year-old Springfield girl and her father were attacked by a family dog last night, leaving the toddler in critical condition at a Portland hospital, Springfield Police said.

Springfield Police dispatchers received a call about a large dog attacking a toddler at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday at a house in the 1100 block of Olympic St. in Springfield.

Emergency staff took the girl to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. She was then flown by Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland where she's listed in critical condition.

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital »Play Video
Deputy Jason Weber. (Klamath County Sheriff)

The Klamath County Sheriff made a 10 hour round-trip to Portland on Sunday to visit his deputy, Jason Weber, in the hospital.  Deputy Weber was shot in the line of duty in Klamath Falls a few days ago, and is lucky to be alive.

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Crews will start to tear down the half-century old Eugene City Hall building this week, but not before local government officials give the structure a proper send-off.

Two die when motorcycle collides with pickup on Hwy 138

Two people riding a Harley Davidson died Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 138E near Steamboat Creek. State Police closed the highway at milepost 39, about 22 miles east of Glide for over 6 hours while crews cleared the highway and investigated the crash.

Watch: The rescue, rehab, and release of a young black bear

Watch: The rescue, rehab, and release of a young black bear »Play Video
Black bear takes her first steps out into the wild

An underweight black bear that was rehabilitated after living off a Redmond family's bird feeder was released into the wild Thursday afternoon.

In June, officers used a doughnut to lure the 1-year-old bear when they realized she was underweight, and brought her to PAWS for rehabilitation. Naturalists reintroduced the bear to her native diet of skunk cabbage and berries, and discovered she doesn't like radishes or watermelon. 

Get up, Oregon. It's GameDay in Eugene this Saturday.

Get up, Oregon. It's GameDay in Eugene this Saturday.

The University of Oregon Ducks are hosting ESPN's College GameDay next Saturday morning before they face off against the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans.

This will make for the 6th year in a row the ESPN GameDay crew has made the trip to Eugene.

"I love the passion that the fans have for this team," GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit said before last year's live broadcast on the University of Oregon campus.

Resident hospitalized after inhaling smoke in N. Eugene house fire

Resident hospitalized after inhaling smoke in N. Eugene house fire

A homeowner was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation Saturday evening after firefighters arrived to put out a house fire in North Eugene, fire officials said.

Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety

Leasing helmets helps high school teams cut costs without sacrificing safety »Play Video

As football helmets improve in preventing players from getting concussions, high schools must search for the latest models to keep their students safe.

This can prove to be an expensive task, as technology advancements are made each year.

Harrisburg graduate Mark Elmblade spent 13 years selling football helmets as a rep for Ridell. He is using that experience to build his new company Armor Zone, which leases football helmets to high schools and youth programs.