Making a Difference: Feeding the Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — There are a number of people who go hungry every day in our community, but it would seem some people are trying to stop that problem. A local restaurant owner is doing her part to help those down on their luck. She caught our eye and is this week’s difference maker. Don … Continue reading »

Hartwick’s Kitchen Store Closing

EUGENE, Ore. — A specialty kitchen store in downtown Eugene is closing its doors. After eight years in business, Hartwick’s is closing its store in the 5th Street Public Market. Over the years, Hartwick’s says it’s had strong sales, a devoted following, and a successful run of cooking classes. The store will start a liquidation … Continue reading »

Bill Would Require Bike Registration

EUGENE, Ore. — You could soon need a license to ride. A new Senate bill would require adults in Oregon to register their bikes and pay an annual fee. Ted Campbell came up with the idea for Senate Bill 177. He says his main goal is accountability. The bill would require anyone over 18 years … Continue reading »

Strebendt Requests Change of Venue

EUGENE, Ore. — The man charged with murdering a driver during a road rage incident last year wants his trial moved out of Lane County. Lawyers for Gerald Strebendt filed a “change of venue” motion, citing prejudice, meaning they don’t think their client would get a fair trial in Lane County. Strebendt is accused of … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigates Stabbing

EUGENE, Ore. — An employee at a Eugene adult foster care home is recovering after being stabbed by a patient. EPD says a 33-year-old female patient at a home on Waverly Street stabbed a 21-year-old employee. That employee suffered non-life threatening injuries and chose to take herself to the hospital. The suspect was transported for … Continue reading »

Samaritan Bio-preparedness Training

LEBANON, Ore. — There is a demand for Ebola preparedness training in the Willamette Valley, and this week, some PeaceHealth employees were able to learn from experts at Samaritan Health Services. The Oregon Health Authority named Samaritan Health Services as one of the facilities in the state to receive and treat patients who may have … Continue reading »

Former OSU Student Cited for Porn Video

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Within several days, a 17-minute pornographic video that police say was filmed in the Valley Library at Oregon State University had 262,000 online views. On Tuesday, Oregon State Police arrested a former OSU student who they say filmed the video of herself in public, and cited and released her with a charge of public … Continue reading »

UO Documents Returned

EUGENE, Ore. — A controversy surrounding the release of thousands of pages of uncensored documents at the UO may be over. According to the university, the documents have been returned. A university spokesperson says the proper process to release requested documents hadn’t been followed when the 22,000 pages were given to a professor. The documents … Continue reading »

Missing Gresham Man Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — A missing Gresham man last seen in Lane County has been found safe, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said. A forest ranger found 35-year-old Collin Ferguson’s car abandoned in the Alsea area two weeks ago. He had been seen at a nearby store, displaying odd behavior. Deputies say Ferguson left the area … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Faces DUII Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of leading police on a chase before crashing his SUV into a tree. Kelsey Barbion faces several charges including DUII, reckless driving, and eluding police. EPD says several people called about an erratic driver in the area of West 11th and Beltline area. Police say they tried … Continue reading »

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