8-20 hwy 99 CrashEUGENE, Ore. — Emergency crews rushed six people to the hospital, four in critical condition, following a crash on Highway 99.

According to the Lane Fire Authority, it appears a car and a utility truck smashed into each other head-on around 9 Tuesday night. The wreck was between Irving and Airport Roads.

Shortly after the initial crash, crews say a motorcycle ran into the back of the utility truck. The motorcyclist was critically injured in the wreck.

Crews with Oregon State Police worked through the night to rebuild the crash.

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COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Zachary Brimhall the suspect in the Coos County shootings and his father Ray Brimhall were from Dillard a small town just south of Roseburg.

The small town of about 500 is in disbelief of what happened after three men were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Coos County early Tuesday morning.

They say word of what happened is spreading fast and many of them heard the news at the local market, the Dillard Store.

One employee who didn’t want to go on camera said ray was a very friendly guy who rode his bike often.

The employee also said she heard Zachary called his dad Ray the night before the shooting for help because he had car troubles in Coos County.

But the employee says word in town is that was just a ploy to murder Ray.

A neighbor says she just spoke with ray the other day and is in shock.

“It’s more shocking knowing that it was his own son. That’s I mean — who would set somebody that over the edge? That’s kind of personal,” said neighbor Haven Frey.

Frey and the Dillard Store employee says they had no knowledge of a strained relationship between the father and son it’s believed the two lived together.

We did reach out to those living at the home of the apparent home of the two but they declined to go on camera.

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As the upper level flow becomes northwesterly we will begin a cool down to milder weather. Wednesday will begin with clouds for the coast and most inland areas. There will also be a good chance for morning drizzle along the coast. Afternoon brings sunshine and temperatures into the low 80′s inland and low 60′s for the coast. Thursday will be less cloudy and a tad warmer.

A weak front will sweep through Friday bringing increasing cloud cover and cooler temperatures. There will be a chance for showers in the Cascades and Cascade foothills as the front passes over the mountains.

Saturday and Sunday will warm and we’ll see more sunshine. There is a possibility of a summer rain Sunday night into Monday as a strong system appears on track to push through the Pacific Northwest.

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CHARLESTON, Ore. – Three people are dead after a shooting early Tuesday in Coos Bay, and just down the road in Charleston, news of the shooting spread fast. Those who live and work there, say there’s been a community effort to crack down on crime.

Locals say Bastendorff Beach is a major hang out for families, and it’s alarming that’s where the shooting took place. Charleston residents say they just hope police get to the bottom of the drive by shooting.

People in Charleston say they keep an eye on one another, and go to great lengths to keep the town safe with the Charleston Citizens Patrol. A member of the patrol says it’s been pretty quiet in the town over the last year and a half, but he says there’s been some trouble enforcing a 24-hour stay limit on Bastendorff Beach where the shooting took place. He also says there’s a definite need for more police presence. People say they hope this doesn’t discourage tourists from visiting, or cloud opinions of the close-knit town.

Charleston’s like a little jewel, you know you can come here and have a great time,” said J. D. Evanow. “It doesn’t cost you a whole lot of money you know, and we want people to know that they’re safe to come here and go camp and stuff you know, and roam around on the beaches.”

I would like to put out to people that this is something that doesn’t occur here,” said Kevin Oshaughnessy. “It can occur at any community, any place, and it does happen.”

The Charleston Citizens Patrol has a pretty good gauge of activity in their town, and they say the names of those involved don’t ring a bell.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley called him “the most interesting guy in the world,” and now true freshman Ryan Nall may see playing time this season. Nall is a local boy coming out of Central Catholic High School in Portland and is one of the most versatile players for the Beavers. Nall can play running back, halfback and anywhere on special teams including returning the ball. Although Riley hasn’t made an official announcement yet, Nall says he doesn’t think he will redshirt this season.

Still0819_00001SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A security breach impacting millions of people across the country could affect some hospital patients in Springfield.

Community Health Systems said hackers stole patient names, social security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers.

This affects McKenzie Willamette Medical Center patients who’ve received treatment in the last five years at the Heart Associations of Oregon, McKenzie Primary Care Associates, and Summit Surgical Specialists.

Community Health issued a statement saying, “We take very seriously the security and confidentiality of private patient information and we sincerely regret any concern or inconvenience to patients. Though we have no reason to believe that this data would ever be used, all affected patients are being notified by letter and offered free identity and theft protection.”

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich:

Oregon Running Backs Coach Gary Campbell:

Still0819_00000EUGENE, Ore. — A section of Delta Highway will be closed Tuesday night for bridge construction.

Project developers with the city of Eugene said they have to shut down the highway to use cranes to install the support beams.

They’re expanding the bridge to get ready for increased traffic flows once the Riverwalk Apartment complex is complete. While project developers said it’s normal to reconstruct some areas when there’s a major development, work of this nature is pretty uncommon.

“We did have significant capacity issues here and a lot of traffic backups and that required adding turn lanes, and that required us going back over the bridge. So this is a little unique, but it’s not uncommon to have some traffic related mitigations for a specific development,” said Scott Gillespie, city of Eugene civil engineer.

The area that’ll be impacted by the closure, southbound Delta Highway from the Beltline to Goodpasture Island Road. The ramp from Eastbound Beltline to Southbound Delta Highway will be closed.

Westbound traffic on Delta will have to exit at Goodpasture Island Road and re-enter on the on-ramp. The on-ramp from Goodpasture to Delta Southbound will stay open.

The highway closes at 7:00 p.m. and will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists should expect delays.

In a few months, the highway will be closed again at night to finish the bridge project. Developers said the project will be complete by November.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are once again talking about a proposed multi-million dollar conference center and hotel in the Glenwood area.

The price tag on the project is nearly $43 million. Although financial discussions with Lane County has hit a snag, county commissioners say they’d still like to be a part of the project after talks are reorganized.

It’s a small part of the Eugene-Springfield community but the plans in Glenwood are big.

One proposal is the multimillion dollar, 150 room hotel and conference center on the riverfront. Like the river, talks early on about financing were flowing along smoothly but, recently hit a snag.

“We heard a number but yet, we never really saw that from a standpoint of ‘Here’s what we would like and this is the reasons why’ and didn’t really give much of a cost benefit analysis of why and what that money would serve,” said Lane County commissioner, Sid Leiken.

Although hard to speculate, Leiken says a more defined role for the county from the beginning and a more detailed plan from developers could have helped.

“I would say at least we would be moving in a point where we would be giving a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, and because of a lack of the detailed information, it was really hard for us to give that answer,” said Leiken.

Leiken says he, along with the financial partners behind the project, are in agreement. The project isn’t dead.

“Even from their perspective, they don’t necessarily view this as being put on hold. Instead, reorganized,” he said.

Leiken believes with talks being reorganized and the direction discussions are moving, there’s great potential to see the deal completed.

“If lane county can play a positive role in supporting their efforts and where it makes sense from our perspective, I think I would like to see us move forward on that but again, specifics will be important,” he said.

Leiken says Lane County would like to focus on the Glenwood area as a whole—helping with infrastructure, roads, parking, and leave that specific project in the hands of Springfield.

He says this could come before the board of commissioners again in October.

all that danceEUGENE, Ore. — It’s music to their ears for some dancers in Eugene. Dancers at the All That! Dance Company just found out they’ll be flying south in December.

About 30 dancers from the studio will dance as part of the half time entertainment at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The studio director says everyone was pretty excited when they found out about the opportunity, especially since they’ll get to show off their skills on such a big stage.

“It’s nationally televised so there’ll be definitely lots of coverage of what’s going and a lot of excitement and energy for our dancers to be a part of,” said Sarah Beth Byrum, the director.

She says they plan to start holding fundraisers to help with trip expenses.

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