Sea Lion Show Makes a Splash

EUGENE, Ore. — A show at the Lane County Fair is making a big splash. The Sea Lion Splash show features four female sea lions and two instructors who have quite a playful relationship. Tasty fish and the crowd’s laughter and cheers encouraged the sea lions who caught frisbees, waved and caught some air in … Continue reading »

Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

ALBANY, Ore. — Police say more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are now safe, after investigators found them stacked in an Albany garage – but now they need new homes. Police say 58-year-old Pamela O’Brien is facing multiple charges, including animal neglect for hoarding the animals in her garage on the 2200 block of … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Jackson Vaughn

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley is a very busy time, and the need for mentors is growing. This week we introduce you to a match made stronger through athletics, and a young boy just hoping a mentor will make his life’s storyline a little better. Former University … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

Organizers Prepare for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Marathon is just three days away and organizers are starting to feel the pressure. They want to make sure things go as smoothly as possible this Sunday. This time last week, the Eugene Marathon was calling all volunteers. Now preparations were well under way for the Eugene Marathon’s eighth year. … Continue reading »

Mill Fire Fallout: Dead Fish, Asbestos

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the fallout caused by the fire at the Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill. Not only did the fire destroy the mill, and force 250 people out of work, it also had an impact on the local environment. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency released a … Continue reading »

High-Tech Map Shows UO Research Projects

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s something to check out if you’re headed to Hayward Field. One of the free exhibits at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships is a giant touch screen interactive map of the world. The map shows parts of the world where University of Oregon researchers are doing work. The goal … Continue reading »

IAAF Medals Pay Tribute to Host Location

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships continue this week. On Thursday, there are nine finals and seven medals ceremonies planned. The medals were designed by Tyler James. The gold, silver and bronze medals weigh almost two pounds and feature a design that includes wood. James says it features the iconic Hayward … Continue reading »

Allard Brothers Returning to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Two well-known brothers from Eugene, who fled to Colorado while being investigated for child sex abuse crimes will be headed back to Oregon soon. Colorado officials have received the warrants for Jacky and Jody Allard. They’re now waiting for Oregon officials to transport them back to Oregon to face charges of encouraging … Continue reading »

Riders Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldier

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A fallen Philomath soldier was honored in a special way Thursday during a cross-country motorcycle torch ride. Army Specialist Cody Patterson lost his life in Afghanistan last October. On Thursday, the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest revved up their motorcycles to visit Patterson’s family. The riders started their trip with a torch … Continue reading »

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