Police Look for Man and 4 Children

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for a man and his four kids. He is accused of violating a custody agreement. Police say they got the call Tuesday saying Torata Tanaka did not return his children to their mother, which violates a custody agreement between the two parents. Police say Tanaka might … Continue reading »

Health Center Holds Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — A new community health center is now open in west Eugene, and it’s a first for that area. The Brookside Clinic on the corner of 18th Avenue and Chambers Street is the fifth community health center in Lane County. County health officials say when Medicaid expanded in January, it gave nearly 35,000 … Continue reading »

Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local fire departments now have the ability to save even more lives, thanks to a generous gift Wednesday. The McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers Club donated 35 sets of oxygen masks, that specifically fit dogs and cats, to five local fire departments. The masks come in three different sizes. The Eugene-Springfield fire chief … Continue reading »

Crews Move Turbine Off Road

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crews are still working to remove a huge piece of industrial equipment blocking an off ramp on Highway 126. Drivers are still being detoured from the 42nd Street exit. The massive turbine had traveled 3,000 miles from Kansas, but it rolled off the truck about a mile from its final destination. Crews … Continue reading »

Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

SPRINGFIELD, Ore — Sprout! in Springfield. It’s more than a farmers market. In the Sprout! commercial kitchen, entrepreneurs are cooking up opportunity. Kitchen space has been available for almost two years both hourly and monthly. Clients use the kitchen to prepare food or package it for retail sales, but a new program takes it a … Continue reading »

Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s big news for Ducks fans headed for Autzen Stadium Saturday. Most of you will finally be able to tweet text or post your pictures during the game. Verizon Wireless and AT&T have installed more than a hundred cell phone antennas throughout the stadium. The antennas are hidden behind the wrap around … Continue reading »

Personal Trainer Hosts CASA Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. – There are more than 1,000 children in foster care in Lane County because of abuse or neglect by their parents. Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in the county. Local trainer Gary Gonzalez with Move Well Personal Training has organized a fundraiser to help … Continue reading »

DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county. “With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start … Continue reading »

Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. The dryer is still secured to its trailer, no one was injured in the crash. It is roughly 50 feet long, 19 feet high and weighs nearly 69 tons. The turbine was in … Continue reading »

LCSO: Man Beat, Doused in Lighter Fluid

YACHATS, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say assaulted his roommate and then doused him in lighter fluid. Deputies say the alleged victim, Herbert Purol, told them this happened as he and Buddy Valentine were in their home on the 95-thousand block of Highway 101 in Yachats. Purol said … Continue reading »

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