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'When somebody accesses something like a hatchet or a sword or any weapon in their trunk, it's concerning'

'When somebody accesses something like a hatchet or a sword or any weapon in their trunk, it's concerning' »Play Video

A driver grabbed a hatchet while having a verbal and non-verbal exchange with another driver about a questionable lane change Friday morning, Eugene Police said.

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out'

Police chase ends in crash: 'Then cops pulled their guns out' »Play Video

Suspects fleeing police crashed in front of a local brewery Wednesday afternoon.

Officers then had to chase down the three suspects on foot.

Police took Sarah Erickson, 34; Matthew Olson, 25; and a 17-year-old into custody.

Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake

Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
Maps such as this now provide more information about landslide risks in the Oregon Coast Range following a subduction zone earthquake. (Image courtesy of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)

New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

School warns parents of student 'suicide pact'

School warns parents of student 'suicide pact' »Play Video
A copy of the letter sent home with students Thursday

A middle school student asked classmates to sign a "suicide pact," according to a letter the school principal sent home with students Thursday.

Police: Man robs smoke shop at knifepoint - again

Police: Man robs smoke shop at knifepoint - again
Travis Gregory Brumwell (inset) faces accusations he two robbed a Royal Avenue business this year.

Police booked Travis Gregory Brumwell, 21, on two counts of first degree robbery.

Woman mad over grandson's punishment for being tardy

Woman mad over grandson's punishment for being tardy

The mother of a first-grader said she was shocked to find her son being punished for being late for school, when she said it was her fault for dropping him off a couple minutes tardy.

Elephant reunion taking place at Wildlife Safari

Elephant reunion taking place at Wildlife Safari »Play Video

Liz, a 51-year-old Asian elephant, and Valerie, a 33-year-old African elephant arrived after a short trip from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California.

'We're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street'

'We're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street' »Play Video
A woman holds a sign along east Main Street in Springfield on Wednesday, February 25.

The deaths of three young children Sunday has sparked new discussions about the safety of Springfield's Main Street.

"This particular incident has been very traumatic for this community," said Rick Little with the Oregon Department of Transportation. "I think we're all thinking about ways to improve safety right now on east Main Street."

Memorial, vigil honor 3 children hit and killed by pickup truck

Memorial, vigil honor 3 children hit and killed by pickup truck »Play Video
A vigil Thursday, February 25, at 54th and Main streets in Springfield

A memorial to 3 children hit and killed by a pickup truck Sunday night continued to grow Wednesday as members of the community gathered for a candlelight vigil.