Bowen Murder Trial Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — After days spent trying to select a jury, opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial for a man accused of killing a former Cottage Grove woman. David Bowen is accused of murdering Tammy Borda last winter. Family and friends of Borda were in the courtroom as both sides presented their opening … Continue reading »

High School Holds Mock Election

EUGENE, Ore. — They aren’t even allowed to vote yet, but students at South Eugene High School are already diving into their civic duty. For the first time, the school held a mock election for the general election, so they aren’t expecting as big of a turnout. They’re voting on the races for governor, Senate … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Seek Stolen Items

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are asking for the public’s help to track down items stolen from homes around the University of Oregon campus that were then sold on Craigslist. Police believe the suspect, 21-year-old Kingsley Nkwonta is selling electronics, like laptops and iPads, after a string of burglaries that stretch back to April near … Continue reading »

15th St. Closed Temporarily in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There was a temporary closure Thursday at a busy Corvallis intersection near the Oregon State University campus. Crews blocked off 15th Street near Washington Way to install railroad crossing equipment. The re-alignment project widened the intersection and added crosswalks and bike lanes. Pedestrians say they now feel safer, while some drivers say … Continue reading »

Your Voice, Your Vote: Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the biggest issue on the November ballots in Oregon is Measure 91 and the vote to legalize recreational marijuana. We traveled Vancouver, Washington to hear how decriminalization has been handled there. We also spent time talking with city officials, law enforcement, and residents to hear how the community is handling … Continue reading »

Flu Vaccine: Give It A Shot?

EUGENE, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is launching a big campaign to raise immunization rates in Lane County; in particular, the flu vaccine. It wants to raise it from the current 38% for adults to 50%. Doctors say this ambitious goal couldn’t have come at a better time. They are predicting this flu … Continue reading »

Corvallis Hospital Prepares for Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Centers For Disease control has confirmed more than 10,000 cases of Ebola, and hospitals in our region are preparing just in case the virus appears in Oregon. Health officials have designated six hospital systems in the state to treat Ebola patients, including Samaritan Health Services. Dozens of volunteer health care professionals … Continue reading »

“Cannamoms” Make the Move to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s medical marijuana program is one of the most recognized in the county; so much so, even people from outside of the state are moving here just to take part. Families from all over the country say in their research, Oregon is the only state that allows non-residents to legally participate in … Continue reading »

Officers Prepare for Halloween

EUGENE, Ore. — As we head into the holiday weekend keep in mind, there will be extra officers out and about near campus in Eugene to keep Halloween celebrations as safe as possible. The West University Neighborhood is one of two places where officers will keep a close eye on the partying and watch for … Continue reading »

Eugene City Officials Warn Uber

EUGENE, Ore. — City officials say they’ve informed ride share program Uber it needs to follow the city’s instructions or suspend operations. They’ve previously said the program is operating illegally and that it needs to become licensed, and drivers need to be certified. City officials say at a work session next month they’ll discuss whether … Continue reading »

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