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Roadwork ahead: 'This is the breaking the few eggs part'

Roadwork ahead: 'This is the breaking the few eggs part' »Play Video
Construction time in the Whiteaker

Construction has begun on First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

Although there will be some delays, the project manager says the end result will be worth it.

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back'

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' »Play Video
Don't forget to use sunscreen

At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.

A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.

"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."

It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.

Fox tests positive for rabies

Fox tests positive for rabies »Play Video
Pets are more likely than humans to come into direct contact with rabid species. Vaccination is recommended, but pet owners also need to be proactive.

A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning »Play Video
"A child can actually go from a distressed swimmer to an active drowning victim in 10 seconds to about 60 seconds. It happens faster for a child."

Since before there was color in cartoons, TV shows have known how to sell a drowning, with dramatic music and a lot of splashing and screaming for help.

But in reality, a drowning person quietly slips below the surface.

Andrea Robertson, the safety officer for the City of Lynnwood, and some of her Red Cross certified lifeguards helped illustrate a drowning.

Do you recognize the people in these photos?

Do you recognize the people in these photos?
If you can identify any of the people in this photograph, you are asked to call Detective Rick Lowe at (541) 682-5573.

Police are asking the public for help identifying two suspects caught on surveillance camera using credit cards stolen in a burglary July 13.

Deputies evacuate hotel after guest claims to have explosives

http://media.kmtr.com/images/CAMERON+WILLIAM01031964.jpgDeputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.

The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture. 

Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon

Crews contain large fires but chase new smokes in Oregon
The Pumice Flat fire is burning two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park. The fire, reported just after 11 a.m. Monday, is believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before. Wildfires can smolder in stumps, roots or brush for days before flaring up and spreading.

Wildfire managers continue to contain large fires while moving crews to respond to new fires, as the threat of more lightning looms this week.

The National Weather Service said there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms across the Cascades from Mount Hood south beyond Willamette Pass.

And most of southern Oregon remains under a Red Flag warning, which means conditions are prime for new wildfires to ignite and rapidly spread.

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers

Eugene OKs sick time for part-time workers »Play Video
Not now, but July 2015

A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.

The measure takes effect in July 2015.

Brush fire closes roads near Creswell

Brush fire closes roads near Creswell
The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The intersection of Dale Kuni Road and Cloverdale Road near Creswell was closed while firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area the afternoon of Monday, July 28, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

3 of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes located

3 of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes located »Play Video
Thee whereabouts of Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; and Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, have not been confirmed since they were reported missing Saturday.

Three of the 4 track and field athletes from Ethiopia who were reported missing Saturday after competing in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene have been found in Beaverton.

Police said Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18, were safe, unharmed, and staying with acquaintances.

A missing persons case is still active for 18-year-old Zeyituna Mohammed.

2,000 vintage hot rods, custom rides roll in to Puyallup

2,000 vintage hot rods, custom rides roll in to Puyallup
Attention all gearheads! Sunday is your last chance to check out all kinds of cool vintage cars at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. More than 2,000 hot rods, muscle cars, and custom rides are on display. The event continues today with an all-American theme at the Washington State Fair Events Center. July 25-27, 2014 (KOMO Photos: Stephen Ramaley)