Boy Donates Hair to Cancer Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene boy is proving you’re never too young to make a difference. Eight-year-old Brogan Leppo just donated his hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program. He started growing it out 18 months ago after watching videos of cancer survivors who had been helped by the hair donation program. So on Monday, after … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend

COOS BAY, Ore. — A North Bend man is in jail after police say he broke into an apartment and assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Coos Bay police say Friday afternoon a woman called from the 200 block of South Schoneman Street, saying her ex-boyfriend broke into her friend’s apartment, hit her on the head, and sprayed … Continue reading »

Marathon Mondays: Introducing Kat

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the place goals are reached, and dreams are made. Historic Hayward Field. In May, thousands of runners will converge on the track for the Eugene Marathon. This year one women is challenging herself to finish her first half marathon. Kat Mertz is the head coach of the University of Oregon Women’s … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Accused of Raping Child

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man involved in youth sports in Lane County is now behind bars after police say he raped a young girl. Springfield Police arrested 27-year-old Phillip Luna IV of Eugene on Monday night on nine counts of sex-related charges. Detectives say they believe the man is a Pop Warner coach in the … Continue reading »

Ebola, Measles, Meningitis, What’s Next?

EUGENE, Ore.– The country has seen quite a bit of outbreaks lately: ebola, measles, enterovirus, and now meningococcemia at the University of Oregon. It may appear as if things are getting worse, but doctors say it’s not unusual. “Diseases are not new, we’ve all been at risk for them for years and years and years. It … Continue reading »

UO Holds Sex Assault Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — Students, employees, and community members attended a forum at The Ford Alumni Center on the University of Oregon campus, to discuss sexual assaults on campus. Interim President Scott Coltrane says this is a culmination of all recommendations that have been made throughout the last year on how to prevent sexual assaults and … Continue reading »

Dry Winter Leads to Early Allergy Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been a dry winter in the Willamette Valley, which means allergy season is coming early this year. According to the Oregon Allergy Associates’ tree pollen count, the level Monday is high. Doctors say they aren’t surprised people are already dealing with symptoms. One woman says she has a child who deals … Continue reading »

Read Across America

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of schools and libraries all over the country are celebrating Monday by reading books. It’s part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign, which falls on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Monday students from Springfield High School spent the day reading at five different schools, hoping to inspire younger kids to … Continue reading »

Dog Quarantined After Attack in Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — The city of Veneta says a pitbull involved in an attack Friday is currently quarantined in its home for the next ten days. The city says it issued citations to the owner, for dog at large and for an unlicensed dog. Sheri Ascariz says she was walking her dog, Hachi, in the … Continue reading »

UO Works to Vaccinate Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A mass effort is underway on the University of Oregon campus to get 22,000 students vaccinated by the end of the week. The UO has a long way to go if they want to hit that goal.  About 400 students came in to get the shot Monday. That brings the total to … Continue reading »

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