Police Investigate Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is dead after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died Wednesday morning from injuries he sustained in an apparent attack. EPD said just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday it got a call about an injured man in 6th Alley between Lincoln and … Continue reading »

Mental Health Programs Expand

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — One out of every three people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life, according to local behavioral health experts.┬áThe good news, Lane County recently received a big boost to help tackle mental illness to a degree previously unseen in the region. PeaceHealth Behavioral Health recently received … Continue reading »

Road Repairs without the Mess

EUGENE, Ore — Road construction comes with lots of dust and debris but city crews in Eugene are trying a new method to get the dirty work done without all the mess. Crews tested out a wet cement mixed with sand on Shasta Loop in south Eugene. Civil engineers say the product doesn’t create a … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Teen Pregnancy Hits Historic Lows

EUGENE, Ore — Teen pregnancy rates have hit historic lows—that’s according to the CDC, and it’s having an impact on more than just the teens. The study says the most recent peak in teen pregnancy was 1991 so, it looked at the rates from that year through 2010 where the numbers dropped by 44 percent. … Continue reading »

Dillard Reacts To Residents’ Deaths

DILLARD, Ore. — Investigators are still trying to determine why a Dillard man killed himself and two others, including his own father, early Tuesday morning in Coos County. Zachary Brimhall, the suspect the shootings, and his father Ray Brimhall were both from Dillard, a town of about 500, just south of Roseburg, right outside of … Continue reading »

IRS Scam Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others after he took a call from an IRS scam artist. Alex Aanderud says he got a call Wednesday from someone claiming to be from the Department of Legal Affairs with the Internal Revenue Service. He says they claimed they were going to take legal action against … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Death in Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is investigating a death in downtown Eugene. Police were called out at about 7:30 a.m. to West 6th Avenue and Lincoln Street for an assault investigation. One adult male was taken to the hospital where he later died. This is an ongoing death investigation, we have a crew … Continue reading »

Gamez Family Seeks Help For Memorial

EUGENE, Ore. — The sister and grandma of a former Oakrdidge woman are raising money for her memorial service. A gofundme.com account has been set up to honor Jenny Gamez, the young woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase along a Wisconsin highway. Jenny’s sister, Jessica, hopes to raise around $1,000. The service will … Continue reading »

4 Critically Injured in Hwy 99 Crash

EUGENE, 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 … Continue reading »

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