Father Discusses Son’s Struggles

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Ron Spooner says a very private struggle his family has been dealing with for years became very public Tuesday morning when his son got in an altercation, drove erratically down the highway ramming cars, and led troopers on a pursuit. Spooner says his son Ryan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when … Continue reading »

Vigil Being Held for Tragedy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Three days after a terrible tragedy in Springfield, the community is coming together to remember the young victims. A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the three young children killed Sunday night at the intersection of 54th and Main, where a memorial for the children continues to grow. The … Continue reading »

Girl Hit by Car in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A teenager was hit by a car while crossing an intersection in south Eugene. The incident happened at Chambers Street and West 28th Avenue around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police say a 13-year-old girl was attempting to cross Chambers Street when she was hit by a black Chrysler 300 heading north. The … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show – Call for Artists

EUGENE,  Ore. — Calling all fashion designers, artists, reuse artists, and youth artists.  Now is your chance to enter St. Vincent de Paul‘s 2nd Annual Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show. Fashion designers must create three outfits using discarded items. Contestants will receive 10 MECCA bucks to purchase used embellishments from the Materials Exchange Center for … Continue reading »

Local Volunteers Feeding the Need

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For a number of years, local volunteers have dedicated their time one night a week to offer a community dinner. Volunteers at the Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church are feeding more than just the hunger of the stomach. The volunteers are giving some who may not have it a sense of community. Every … Continue reading »

Petition for Footbridge Started

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One Springfield resident is taking action to make the intersection of 54th and Main streets safer by starting a petition to build a footbridge over Main St. According to the website, there have been more than ten fatalities in the last ten years. Four of those have been in the last two … Continue reading »

Pedestrians Call Crossing Main St. Tough

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Pedestrians say it can be tricky to make your way across Main St. even with a pedestrian signal, like the one you see at the 54th St. intersection. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) says it bases the amount of time you get to cross a street on several factors including the … Continue reading »

SPD Says Driver Likely Ran Red Light

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash was likely running a red light when he entered the crosswalk on 54th and Main Sunday, killing three children and injuring their mother. Brian Antone, Patrol Officer for Springfield Police Department said various witness accounts of the crash indicate that the driver … Continue reading »

Willamette High Science Wing Demolition

EUGENE, Ore. — The final walls of the old Willamette High School science wing are coming down. This is the second phase of the construction project. The district built the new science wing before demolishing this part of the building, so they didn’t have to rent temporary classrooms. “This is part of the bond measure … Continue reading »

1,000 Students Get Meningitis Vaccine

EUGENE, Ore. — A long line of students waited at the clinic set up at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday to get their meningitis vaccine. The University is recommending every undergraduate student, regardless of age get the vaccine. So far around 1,000 students received the vaccine. For those without insurance, the vaccination will cost around $170, … Continue reading »

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