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Public Works Day: 'The kids just have a lot of fun'

Public Works Day: 'The kids just have a lot of fun' »Play Video

Kids spent Thursday playing with dump trucks at Public Works Day, a yearly event that organizers say shows off the services, people and equipment that make the city of Eugene sparkle.

Sheriff: Suspect at large after running from stolen car, guns

Sheriff: Suspect at large after running from stolen car, guns »Play Video
As the car slowed to 5 to 10 mph, the male driver climbed out the window and jumped, the sheriff's office said. He ran north across the highway and jumped a fence.

A man climbed out the window of a moving stolen car and ran away early Thursday morning, leaving an unidentified woman and stolen firearms in the vehicle.

Photos: Intricate natural designs on Earth as seen from space

Photos: Intricate natural designs on Earth as seen from space
Sometimes the #world seems to shimmer. #YearInSpace (Photo & Caption: Scott Kelly, courtesy NASA)

Man who shot and killed motorist pleads guilty to lesser charge

Man who shot and killed motorist pleads guilty to lesser charge »Play Video
Gerald Strebendt (left) shot and killed David Crofut (right) after a traffic crash in Springfield in January 2014.

The man who shot and killed another motorist after a traffic crash in Springfield last year will spend less than 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide with a Firearm in a negotiated agreement with prosecutors.

'This could take 3 to 5 years to be resolved'

'This could take 3 to 5 years to be resolved' »Play Video
The 17 acres proposed for redevelopment

The University of Oregon Foundation beat out other suitors last October for the right to redevelop 17 acres on Eugene's waterfront.

This week, the foundation pulled out of the partnership with Eugene Water & Electric Board.

The foundation's CIO Jay Namyet said it's the only option.

County moves to cut 21 jobs after voters defeat road fee

County moves to cut 21 jobs after voters defeat road fee »Play Video

Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich said, without the fee, the county will cut 21 jobs. As a result, county residents will see less maintenance on public roads.

Lane County maintinas over 1,400 miles of roads and 415 bridges, as well as traffic signals and storm drains.

Springfield welcomes home National Guard troops

Springfield welcomes home National Guard troops »Play Video
Welcome home

Dozens of Oregon National Guard troops returned home Wednesday after a year in Afghanistan.