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Pacific fire hose aimed at Northwest

Pacific fire hose aimed at Northwest

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.

Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws?

Should LTD safety officers be able to enforce state and local laws? »Play Video
From December 2012 through 2013, LTD public safety officers handed out 230 exclusions preventing people from riding the bus for breaking rules. In the past 12 months, they have issued 437.

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.

Suspect in Portland pipe bomb case has a history of fleeing police

Suspect in Portland pipe bomb case has a history of fleeing police »Play Video
Neal Allen Panschow, 43, is 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. Police consider him armed and dangerous. (Portland Police)

A man police consider armed and dangerous after someone tossed four pipe bombs out of his car at police remains on the run.

And he's done it several times before, including a 2006 chase in Benton County.

Man faces hit-and-run charges after crashes on I-205

Man faces hit-and-run charges after crashes on I-205
Joshua Cane Frahm appearing in court for the hit-and-run crash that occurred on Dec. 7.

A man faces multiple charges, including a felony hit-and-run charge, for causing a string of crashes that critically injured a man along Interstate 205 on Dec. 7, Washington State Police said.

Log truck loses load on I-5 exit

Log truck loses load on I-5 exit »Play Video

A log truck dumped its load as it tried to exit Interstate 5 onto I-105 on Wednesday.

State Trooper Hank Duren said the driver suffered some bumps and bruises but should be OK.

Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016

Piercy won't seek 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016 »Play Video
Mayor Kitty Piercy

Kitty Piercy won't run for a 4th term as Mayor of Eugene in 2016.

"I think a 12-year run is a good run," she said.

The former school teacher and state lawmaker said she and her husband decided it's the right time to announce that she won't be running for re-election.

Voters first elected Piercy in 2004. She won re-election over challenger and former Mayor Jim Torrey in 2008 but cruised to a third term in 2012.

Looking back, Piercy said she can point with pride to several accomplishments.

Over $64K in cash, jewelry seized in Vancouver pot selling bust

Over $64K in cash, jewelry seized in Vancouver pot selling bust »Play Video
Cash seized during a raid of a Vancouver home where detectives say pot was being sold "to anyone who inquired, regardless of age."

Detectives busted two people selling marijuana through a slot to the front door of their Vancouver home, regardless of how old the person asking for pot was, police officials said.

Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left

Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left

The road took a righthand turn.

The car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole

The driver told deputies she had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

The deputies told the driver she had a blood alcohol content level of .14, above the .08 legal limit.

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Jefferson man dies in duplex fire, his son arrested for manslaughter

Detectives found a man dead inside of a duplex early Wednesday morning after flames destroyed the residence along Highway 99E in Jefferson, The Marion County Sheriff's Office said.