Doctors Say OSU Player Making Progress

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University (OSU) basketball player is still in intensive care Wednesday night, two days after he collapsed on the court. Doctors say Chai Baker is still in critical, but stable condition and he is making progress. No specific details on Baker’s progress were released, but doctors say they are encouraged … Continue reading »

Shop with a Cop

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Springfield Target was probably one of the safest places to be Thursday morning.  Twenty three kids got escorted down the school supplies aisle by their own personal police officer. Officers from Oregon State Police, Springfield, Eugene, Cottage Grove and Junction City took part.  It was the first fundraiser put on by “Sisters … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Celebrates Life Changes

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Mission is trying a different approach as homeless numbers continue to grow and, it seems to be working. This Saturday, the Mission celebrates the first graduates of its Life Change program.  A year ago, the Eugene Mission implemented the 24/7 holistic program, transforming the Mission from a homeless shelter to … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Albany

UPDATED at 11:15 A.M. ALBANY, Ore. — US Highway 20, the Albany-Corvallis Highway, is now open near NW Scenic Drive in Albany, after a fatal crash Thursday morning. Oregon State Police were called to the scene just before 7:00 a.m. Investigators say a male driver in a ford station wagon traveling westbound was struck head-on by an … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Dean Sweeden

EUGENE, Ore. — As the Eugene Police Department investigates a Eugene man’s death his friends gathered in his honor Wednesday night. Police say 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died after a possible assault in downtown Eugene Wednesday morning. Friends say once they heard the news of Sweeden’s passing, they decided to meet to remember and honor … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Man’s Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is dead after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died Wednesday morning from injuries he sustained in an apparent attack. EPD said just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday it got a call about an injured man in 6th Alley between Lincoln and … Continue reading »

Mental Health Programs Expand

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — One out of every three people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life, according to local behavioral health experts. The good news, Lane County recently received a big boost to help tackle mental illness to a degree previously unseen in the region. PeaceHealth Behavioral Health recently received … Continue reading »

Road Repairs without the Mess

EUGENE, Ore — Road construction comes with lots of dust and debris but city crews in Eugene are trying a new method to get the dirty work done without all the mess. Crews tested out a wet cement mixed with sand on Shasta Loop in south Eugene. Civil engineers say the product doesn’t create a … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Teen Pregnancy Hits Historic Lows

EUGENE, Ore — Teen pregnancy rates have hit historic lows—that’s according to the CDC, and it’s having an impact on more than just the teens. The study says the most recent peak in teen pregnancy was 1991 so, it looked at the rates from that year through 2010 where the numbers dropped by 44 percent. … Continue reading »

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