Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

Local Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Many musicians call it an opportunity of lifetime, performing at Carnegie Hall. That opportunity is here now for the South Eugene High School Choir. Fundraising efforts are underway to make sure every student who wants to go to New York, can go. The 100-member choir received the invitation last year to Carnegie … Continue reading »

Vehicle Registration Fee Proposal

EUGENE, Ore.– Gas prices continue to drop, but the cost of owning your car in Lane County may be on the rise. Commissioners are exploring¬†a local vehicle registration fee to pay for road maintenance, and may decide whether or not to put it on the May ballot. The fee would nearly double what most drivers … Continue reading »

East Coast Storm Strands Local Traveler

Philadelphia, PA. — The East Coast storm is having a nationwide impact including for people from Eugene. Eugene resident Jeannie Snyder flew out to Philadelphia to celebrate her grandson’s first birthday and has been visiting for a couple of weeks. She says her flight home Tuesday was cancelled Saturday in anticipation of the storm. She … Continue reading »

School District to Put Out Bond Measure

YONCALLA, Ore. — A Douglas County School District is moving forward with a school bond measure on the November ballot. “We’ve got to come up with a plan with the community and the board to build this school,” said bond supporter Robert Adkisson. Those were Adkisson’s last words, spoken at a Yoncalla School District board … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Park Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene resident will spend more than six years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl. Anthony Meredith, 22, pleaded guilty to raping the girl at Alton Baker Park during a game of hide and seek in 2008. A sketch was released at the time of the assault, but Meredith wasn’t … Continue reading »

Man Convicted in Fatal Stabbing

REEDSPORT, Ore. — A Reedsport man was convicted of second-degree manslaughter for the 2013 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. That was the verdict handed down by a Roseburg jury against Michael Lee Corrie. Corrie was facing murder and first-degree manslaughter, but his defense team argued the stabbing was self-defense. Police say Corrie told … Continue reading »

Local Drivers Love Falling Gas Prices

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Gas prices just keep falling, and local drivers couldn’t be happier. At the ARCO station on Gateway Street in Springfield Monday afternoon, a gallon of regular unleaded there was $1.95. Some drivers said they’ve been hitting the road more often because of the lower prices. Others were just relieved. Right now the … Continue reading »

UO’s Straub Hall Reopens

EUGENE, Ore. — More than one year of construction is a step closer to wrapping up, as Straub Hall on the University of Oregon campus opens its doors for the first time since fall 2013. The $44 million project broke ground in fall of 2013, and it was broken down to two different objectives. Although … Continue reading »

Smoke Alarm Campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Home fires are the biggest threat facing families in Oregon. In 2012, home fires in Oregon killed more people than Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and 2011 tornadoes. The American Red Cross launched a nationwide campaign to make sure families have working smoke alarms. Volunteers will visit communities¬†that are at a higher risk of … Continue reading »

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