4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other teammates. They were found in … Continue reading »

Rabies Case Confirmed in Lane County

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The first case of rabies so far this year in Lane County has been confirmed. Lane County Public Health says a fox found near a residence in Junction City tested positive for rabies. It is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Oregon this year. The fox was brought … Continue reading »

Springfield Library Adds Hours

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Good news for book lovers in Springfield–the city’s library is leaving its doors open longer. City leaders announced Tuesday they’ll add four hours to the library’s schedule each week. Instead of opening at noon on Fridays and Saturdays, it’ll open at 10 a.m. Leaders say hundreds of people responded to a survey … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair to Unveil Quilt

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County Fair kicks off Wednesday, and organizers have been busy making sure they’re good to go. It’s the 101st annual fair, and this year they’re celebrating with a community quilt. Last year members of the community started making quilt blocks to commemorate the first century of the fair. The entire … Continue reading »

Businesses React to Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Some businesses in Eugene say they’re ready to make adjustments, now that the city has passed a controversial sick leave ordinance. Monday night’s vote comes after months of talks and comments from a divided community. The ordinance requires employers to provide workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 … Continue reading »

Springfield Simpsons Mural Artist Chosen

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A former Duck will be taking the lead on a Simpsons mural coming to Springfield. The mural will be painted on the side of the Emerald Art Center at the corner of Fifth and Main streets. Coordinators chose the spot because of Springfield’s close ties to The Simpsons. They say they reviewed … Continue reading »

Man Arrested at Creswell Motel

CRESWELL, Ore. — A man barricaded himself in a room and threatened guests at a Creswell motel Monday night, the┬áLane County Sheriff’s Office said. William Cameron was arrested by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at Super 8 Motel in Creswell. He had barricaded himself in a hotel room after destroying hotel property and threatening he … Continue reading »

Job Fair for Displaced Swanson Employees

EUGENE, Ore. — WorkSource Lane is holding a job fair for the 250 workers who were displaced from the massive mill fire in Springfield in July. Swanson’s COO says they’re working to transfer about 65 employees to its plants in Glendale and Roseburg as part of an expansion. More employees could be transferred later if … Continue reading »

$20,000 Raised for Kilcullen Project

EUGENE, Ore. — The final tally is in for this weekend’s fundraisers in honor of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen. They brought in $20,000. Organizers took a chance by adding a classic car cruise on Saturday. Because the scholarship is fully funded, this money will go to four nonprofits that hold special meaning to … Continue reading »

State Hospital Job Fair in Junction City

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Hospital is looking to recruit additional employees as it gets ready to open the new state hospital in Junction City. Those hired will begin training and working at the Salem campus before transferring to the Junction City campus once it’s completed in 2015. The hospital is looking for fill … Continue reading »

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