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13. Badger buries cow carcass in Utah, shocks science world

University of Utah biologists have caught a badger doing something that scientists have never observed before: burying a meal much bigger than itself.

12. Two children dead after left in car for 15 hours, mother charged

SAN ANTONIO - A Kerr County woman was charged with child endangerment after her two daughters, ages 1 and 2, were apparently left inside a car for a period of about 15 hours, according to a statement from Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer.

11. Parts of Upper McKenzie River on Level 1 Evacuation notice

EUGENE, Ore. - A level 1 evacuation notice has been issued in Lane County, for residents near Hwy 126 from milepost 45 east to milepost 16 near Frissel Boat Launch.

Residents, campers and others along route 126 are being asked to BE READY to evacuate.

10. Winter Storm Road Problems

9. Porsche reported stolen in 1991 found at base of steep cliff in Oregon woods

TRAIL, Ore. - A 1979 Porsche 924 reported stolen from a movie theater parking lot in Medford decades ago has been located at the base of a steep cliff in the woods southwest of Crater Lake, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

8. Health officials urge community not to use botanical product known as kratom

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a strong warning last week to consumers to stay away from the botanical product known as kratom, citing 36 deaths linked to products containing the substance, Lane County Public Health reported in a Tuesday news release.

7. Police: Tree company employee tried to put co-worker into wood chipper head-first

SALEM, Ore. - A 26-year-old Stayton man faces accusations he attacked a co-worker at a tree company from behind and tried to push him head-first into the wood chipper, Keizer Police said.

6. Here's how an angler made $84,000 catching 10,000 fish from the Columbia and Snake rivers

PORTLAND, Ore. - An angler made $84,000 in 5 months by catching 10,000 fish from Northwest rivers this year.

Here's how.

5. Police: Log killed 14-year-old Eugene girl on beach near Bandon

BANDON, Ore. - A 14-year-old girl from Eugene was killed when a log rolled on top of her at South Jetty Park Beach Saturday afternoon, police said.

4. Hwy 126 near Florence closed after police shootout ends in suspect's death

FLORENCE, Ore. -- Lane County Sheriff's Office was involved in a pursuit with a suspect that ended in gunfire and the closure of Hwy 126 near Florence while police investigate, police said.

According to the sheriff's office, the suspect fired at deputies.

3. Oregon man accused of sexually assaulting a chicken

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - An Oregon man is accused of sexually assaulting a chicken.

2. Life in the fast lane: Oregon Senate OKs $110 fine for slowpoke lane hogs

SALEM, Ore. - Going slow in the fast lane?

Move over - or face a possible ticket.

1. Missing Dallas mom rescued from cliff along Highway 101

FLORENCE, Ore. — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter helped rescue a missing Dallas mother who was found on a cliff along the Oregon coast Wednesday, nearly four days after she last talked with family on the phone.

Dallas Police said that Heather Mounce (Davison) was found at about 1:45 p.m. along Highway 101. She was reported as missing after family members hadn’t heard from her since Saturday.

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