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Demolition makes way for new construction at Willamette High School

Demolition makes way for new construction at Willamette High School »Play Video
The work is part of Phase II of a $10 million project.

Crews are demolishing the old science building at Willamette High School to make way for new contruction.

This is Phase 2 of a $10 million project. Phase I created new classroom space.

The money comes from a $49.5 million bond passed by voters in November 2012.

Oregon State begins offering meningococcal vaccine

Oregon State begins offering meningococcal vaccine »Play Video

The Oregon State student health center just received a shipment of the new vaccine intended to prevent the strain of meningococcal bacteria that killed a University of Oregon student-athlete and sickened 3 others.

Vaccination clinic at UO serves 1,000 students in first 2 days

Vaccination clinic at UO serves 1,000 students in first 2 days »Play Video

Students lined up at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday for a meningococcal vaccination clinic.

The vaccine is intended to prevent the strain of meningococcal bacteria that killed a University of Oregon student-athlete and sickened 3 others.

Police identify people involved in deadly crash, plan to step up patrols

Police identify people involved in deadly crash, plan to step up patrols »Play Video
A memorial has taken shape at the intersection

Springfield Police plan to step up patrols on east Main Street after a pickup truck hit and killed 3 children and seriously injured their mother Sunday night.

The police department also released the names of the people involved in the crash.

Rescued sea turtle on way from Oregon to California

Rescued sea turtle on way from Oregon to California
Solstice the olive ridley turtle chomps into nutrient packed gel food at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Photo courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium

A sea turtle that was rescued from frigid Northwest waters and treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is catching a ride back to California on a Coast Guard training flight.

Theft of elderly dog from Eugene yard under investigation

Police are still investigating whether anyone involved in the theft an elderly dog from a yard will face criminal charges.

"This is a difficult case to investigate as it involves people with good intentions who felt they were doing the right thing, but did not have all the information," Eugene Police said in a statement.

Police: 4 cars hit by reckless driver

Police: 4 cars hit by reckless driver »Play Video
The driver of the white pickup was taken into custody on multiple charges after crashing into at least 4 other vehicles, state police said.

A driver was taken to the hospital after a suspect hit 2 cars with his pickup on Interstate 5 before exiting the freeway and intentionally ramming 2 more vehicle, Oregon State Police said.

Mother of 3 children killed by car upgraded to fair condition

Mother of 3 children killed by car upgraded to fair condition
A steady stream of people brought cards, flowers and stuffed animals to the memorial that took shape at 54th and Main on Monday after a car hit and killed 3 children and critically injured their mother Sunday.

The mother who survived being hit by a truck as she crossed Main Street with her 3 children Sunday has been upgraded to fair condition, according to a local hospital.

The three children, all between the ages of 4 and 8, died at the scene Sunday. Their mother was critically injured.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor in the crash.

A constant stream of visitors trickled through the intersection on Monday evening.

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