Track and Field Championships Go Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet–Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program “Athletics for a Better World.” You’ll find free water bottle filling stations and healthy meal options. Oregon 2014 is also the first … Continue reading »

Time for Trenton

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Depending on who you are, time has its own meaning. It can measure from past to present or present to future. In Cottage Grove, time is on Ronnie Nowak’s mind every day. “They said three to six months,” said Ronnie Nowak. When she thinks of her 6-year-old grandson, Trenton Nowak, who … Continue reading »

The Politics of Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — With more than 177 countries represented at the World Junior Championships this week, some athletes are representing war-torn countries, and sometimes different sides of the same war compete against each other. “Separate the political issues from the sport,” said Bader Naser, the Bahrainian coach. Naser, a coach from the middle-eastern island of … Continue reading »

Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Minors

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A Linn County man convicted of sex trafficking minors across western Oregon has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Police say 21-year-old Steven Michael Kidd trafficked a minor female for nearly a year, starting in late 2011. They say he took the young woman to Eugene, Medford, Albany, Corvallis, Harrisburg, … Continue reading »

Duck Store Hosts Warehouse Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Duck fans are scoring some deals just in time for football season. The Duck Store hosted its first ever warehouse sale Tuesday. Customers got an additional 50 percent off already discounted merchandise. Along with Oregon gear, fans bought jerseys, sweatshirts, T-shirts and children’s clothes. “I thought it was great. A chance to … Continue reading »

Fruit Recall — What You Should Know

(CNN) — One company is voluntarily recalling many of it’s fruits due to possible listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here’s what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company. It’s pulling its peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots from one … Continue reading »

GM Recalls More Than 700K More Vehicles

(CNN) — GM is recalling over 700,000 cars and trucks. The company made the announcement Wednesday. GM says the problems range from a broken screw that could cause front seats to move up and down freely to problems with some welds to problems with the power steering. GM said it is aware of two crashes … Continue reading »

Neighborhood Watch Groups Go Online

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Arrested in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. On Wednesday, at about 9:15 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report seeing Martinson in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took … Continue reading »

Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Investigators are looking for the cause in a fatal fire at an Albany apartment building Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the scene around 6:30 a.m. at 417 SE 6th Avenue.  It took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out the flames. One person was killed in the fire, everyone else in the … Continue reading »

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