Group Hosts Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been three years since the world was able to see a total eclipse of the moon, and Monday night is your chance to see it again. Astronomers with the Eugene Astronomical Society say it will take about three and a half hours for the moon to slip into the Earth’s shadow … Continue reading »

Pay Off Library Fines With Canned Food

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some local library branches are giving folks a chance to pay off some library fines with several cans of food this week as part of the annual Food for Fines program. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library branches are accepting canned and boxed food donations to pay off up to $5 worth of … Continue reading »

Kids Teach About Drug & Alcohol Dangers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of kids spent their day talking to younger students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Members of the Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol (SODA) Club went to several local schools to talk to fourth graders about drug-free choices. On Monday, they focused on the dangers of smoking cigarettes. … Continue reading »

Local Rabbi Reacts to Kansas Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — A rabbi with a Eugene synagogue says all Jews must use the tragedy in Kansas to reinforce their beliefs. He says the shooting, just one day before the beginning of Passover–an important Jewish holiday–is tough. But Rabbi Boris Dolin with Temple Beth Israel says they must not let it ruin their celebration. … Continue reading »

Schools Compete in Health Food Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — Springfield and Bethel school districts will duke it out to see which schools can eat the healthiest Monday. It’s all for the third annual PacificSource Healthy Life Schools Challenge. It encourages faculty and staff to replace at least one high-calorie snack each day with a serving of fruits and vegetables for one … Continue reading »

Local Gymnast Headed to Nationals

EUGENE, Ore. — Hard work and dedication pays off for a local gymnast. Kendra Daniels, 18, won first place all around at state at level 10, the highest level you can compete at. She just earned third place overall at regionals this past weekend, earning her a spot at nationals. She’ll be competing next month … Continue reading »

Dropped Cinder Block Injures Woman

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for dropping a cinder block from an I-5 overpass early Sunday morning. Police say it broke through a passing vehicle’s windshield and injured a woman inside the car. The car was driving northbound on I-5 just before 4:30 … Continue reading »

Local Dance Team Donates to Greenhill

EUGENE, Ore. — The Greenhill Humane Society received a generous gift from a Eugene dance team on Sunday. The Work Dance Co. stopped by Greenhill Sunday to take a tour and play with the animals. They also brought along a $1,000 check to donate. The money was raised from more than seven shows they’ve put … Continue reading »

One Dead In Springfield Motel Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A woman was found dead in a Springfield motel room that was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. The fire was contained to just this one room and no one else was injured. It happened at the McKenzie Motel near 17th and Main Street in Springfield. Witnesses say they saw the flames … Continue reading »

Last Minute Tips For Filing Taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Time is ticking to get your taxes filed. The tax deadline is just two days away. But local accountants said there’s still time to file and avoid those late fees. Local tax preparers said they’re always busy these last few days before the April 15th deadline to file tax returns, so they’re … Continue reading »

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