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Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames

Family escapes Corvallis house fire with 30-foot flames
A mother and her two children escaped the fire.

A mother and her two young children escaped a fire that put up 30-foot flames from the second story of a home early Tuesday morning.

Neighbors reported hearing what sounded like an “explosion” prior to observing fire, the Corvallis Fire Department said.

The Red Cross responded to assist the family.

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self

Man sleeping in car shot and killed before suspect kills self »Play Video
Law enforcement from multiple agencies have responded to at least two locations in Coos County after gunfire left 2 men dead, including the suspect. The victim's father is missing, and investigators are concerned he may have been harmed.

A man shot and killed a stranger sleeping in a car before turning the gun on himself early Tuesday morning, the district attorney said.

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M

Crab catch earns fishermen $50M »Play Video
According to the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, fishermen landed about 14.4 million pounds of crab during the season, about 5.5 million pounds down from average.

The commercial Dungeness crab season came to a close last week with some of the highest prices paid to fishermen in the crab fishery's history.

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers

Berry harvester overturns, injures 6 farm workers
This berry harvester flipped over Monday outside Sandy, injuring six workers. Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Two farm workers’ legs were broken and four others received minor injuries after a berry harvester backed over them Monday.

OSU to run pharmacy at Community Health Centers

OSU to run pharmacy at Community Health Centers »Play Video

The College of Pharmacy and Health Centers have teamed up to operate the full-service pharmacy, which will be available only to Health Centers clients and will be operated by College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students.

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law

Share the road: Rash of car-bike collisions a good reminder of law »Play Video
Cycle track near the University of Oregon campus

After 3 crashes in 4 days involving bicycles and cars, Oregon State Police are urging drivers to be on high alert for bicyclists.

While riding your bike can be healthy, green and fun, sometimes it can be dangerous.

"I've been hit by a number of cars throughout the years being a cyclist," said bike courier Anthony Ainsworth. "It hurts."

On Saturday, east of Grants Pass, a Roseburg woman on her bicycle was hit by a car from behind.

In just the last two weeks, a total of 6 cyclist have been hit in the Eugene-Springfield area alone.

None of those riders were seriously injured.

Man charged with kidnapping, robbery

Man charged with kidnapping, robbery »Play Video
A ride home turned into much more

Brian Compton called an acquantence early Sunday morning to ask for a ride from Eugene to his Springfield home, police said.

When the pair reached the residence, Compton allegedly assaulted and threatened the driver for his treatment of a mutual friend, police said.

The situation quickly escalated, police said.

"The threats then turned and the assault turned to something worse where he threatened to kill him if he didn't give him his car," Sgt. Rich Charboneau of Springfield Police said. "The victim's title to the car was at his business in Eugene."

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails
Smoke from a fire on the far side of Waldo Lake on Saturday, August 16. Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest

A forest fire west of Waldo Lake prompted the Willamette National Forest to implement an emergency closure affecting several trails.

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak

Rescuers find missing man alive but weak
Robert Palmer

Search and rescue crews from across southwest Oregon are en route to an active rescue operation for an insulin-dependent diabetic man who got lost in the woods picking mushrooms Sunday.

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.