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Local Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left Sheriff: Driver faces DUII after road goes right, car goes left
The road took a righthand turn.

The car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole

The driver told deputies she had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

The deputies told the driver she had a blood alcohol content level of .14, above the .08 legal limit.
Local Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes Surreal hailstorm destroyed home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
Local Police: Dad arrested for using horse whip on son in woods Police: Dad arrested for using horse whip on son in woods (Video)
Robert Thomas Toy remained in jail Tuesday night facing a felony charge, accused of forcing his 10-year-old son to run for three hours in the woods and using an 85-inch horse whip on him, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's office.
Local Why you should buy gift cards for yourself Why you should buy gift cards for yourself (Video)
A gift card is often the go-to gift for the person on your list who has everything. But the Problem Solvers recommend that savvy shoppers buy gift cards for themselves.
Local Delivering Holiday Cheer: West Tualatin View Elementary School (Video)
With just nine days until Christmas, the KATU Morning News team is delivering holiday cheer as a thank you to groups that work hard through the season.

The morning crew surprised teachers and staff with coffee and donuts at West Tualatin View Elementary School in Beaverton on Monday.
Local What gifts to buy this coming week? What gifts to buy this coming week?
With just days before Christmas, the Problem Solvers say that there are still deals to be had if you know when to shop.