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Laser Plasma Cutter Causes Steel Company Fire

The Eugene/Springfield Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday night involving a laser plasma cutter at the Farwest Steel manufacturing plant.

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Police: Naked Man Broke Into Homes, Used Hot Tub

Police near Salem, Oregon, say they arrested a naked man after he broke into two homes, drank booze and used a hot tub at one of them.


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Cat Accidentally Sold With Mattress Back Home

The Oregon cat accidentally sold with a mattress set is home after 10 days on his own.


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Crash Kills 11,000 Salmon On Oregon Highway

A tanker truck moving young salmon from a failing hatchery crashed and spilled thousands of fish on the side of a highway in western Oregon.


A waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. A dog was rescued from a cliff in Columbia Gorge on Christmas Day. (credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

Dog Rescued In The Columbia Gorge

A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.


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Medford Police Deploy Decoy Purse In Stores

Medford police deployed a decoy purse over the weekend in a theft sting at five stores.


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Police Arrest Second Man In Portland Shooting

An 18-year-old man arrested Sunday is the second of three people believed to be involved in a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school, police said.


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Shooting Near Oregon School Sends 3 To Hospital

A suspected gang member opened fire on a group outside a high school in Portland, sending three young people to the hospital, according to police.


SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks releases over coverage by Tra'Mayne Bondurant #21 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Heisman Watch: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Will Win 2014 Heisman Trophy

Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.


A 20-gauge shotgun stolen from Richard Pittenger's truck in 1977 turned up in an Oregon gun store after a serial number check. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Utah Man Gets Stolen Gun Back After 37 Years

A 20-gauge shotgun stolen from Richard Pittenger’s truck in 1977 turned up in an Oregon gun store after a serial number check.