Volunteer firefighters are back on the job effective Thursday night after being locked out of the fire station by the fire district board.
A truck hauling 50,000 empty glass wine bottles crashed on soutbound Interstate 5 early Friday morning.
There is a $500 reward in the investigation into an apparent arson fire at a Eugene school.
The fire did minor damage to the exterior of the Pathfinder School on the campus of Kennedy Middle School off Bailey Hill Road.
A family boating off the coast of Edmonds spotted a rare, 25-foot Basking shark Saturday as it swam up to their boat. The last confirmed sighting of a Basking shark in Puget Sound was about 14 years ago, a local researcher said.
Some people gathered outside the Springfield Police Department on Thursday to protest the shooting of a dog by an officer on Tuesday.
The dog survived but faces additional veterinarian bills.
Springfield Police Chief Tim Doney said the police department is full of dog lovers, himself included.
"I speak with a little bit of insight because I've had a dog shot and killed by someone," he said, "and I also was mauled by a Rottweiler, and I know in those particular cases that sometimes you have just seconds to think and make a plan of action."
It's a terrifying scenario: an active shooter on a school campus.
"No one wants to talk about it or have to think about it, but active shooters are real in our society," said Eric Todd, Springfield school resource officer. "In this country, the numbers are growing dramatically, unfortunately."
According to NBC News, there were 28 school shootings in 2013.
And the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in 2012 that "firearm related deaths continue as one of the top three causes of death in American youth."
Through several training exercises with the Springfield School District, Todd hopes to prepare educators for the worst.
Bags of Love held a picnic and play day at Emerald Park off River Road - and connected kids in crisis with school supplies.
Organizers said getting enough supplies to go back to school can be expensive, and they wanted to alleviate that worry so kids in crisis have one less concern.
A crew from Ninkasi Brewing worked on a Habitat for Humanity home on Thursday.
The home is the 52nd Habitat project built in the Eugene/Springfield area.
It takes 6 to 8 months to complete a Habitat home.
Firefighters pulled 85-year-old Alva Mae Hurst from a ravine where her Cadillac took a nose dive late Tuesday night after rain left the road a little slick.
Breonna Kerr, Kiki's owner, said the dog is a rescue, and they've had it since it was a puppy.
The family was out for dinner when a friend called Kerr and otld her the dog broke free from its chain in the backyard and was loose.
"I pulled in my driveway and there were 5 or 6 cop cars," Kerr recalled, "and my dog was cornered in my driveway and she had blood, like a gunshot to her head."
The fire that destroyed a plywood mill July 17 started in one of the dryers used to remove moisture from the wood.
But the actual cause of the Swanson Mill fire has yet to be determined, said Mark Dahl, deputy fire marshal with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department.
The fire department released inspection reports on the mill in response to a public records request.
In reports dating back to 2010, inspectors found code violations, including a lack of maintenance on the mill's sprinkler system; fuel storage violations; and various electrical problems.
Lane Community College students are preparing for the inaugural “Al Fresco! Beer and Bounty” dinner.
Ninkasi’s founding brewer worked with culinary students on the project, but people across several departments are involved in the event.
Construction technology students designed and built tables; hospitality students are coordinating service for guests; and those studying diesel technology and fabrication welding prepared the site.
Thunderstorms battered Oregon this week as the state experienced a period of "critical fire weather," as defined by the National Weathe Service Storm Prediction Center.
Mike Cafferata, Forest Grove District Forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry, put together a map of recent lightning strikes through the end of the day Tuesday. The agency shared the map on Facebook Wednesday.
Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies say a 1-year-old baby they say was being hidden from authorities by its mother is now the custody of protective services.