Head-On Crash Kills Two

ALBANY, Ore. — Highway 20 near Albany is back open, but not before a lengthy closure as investigators try to piece together the moments before a crash that killed two people. The wreck was just east of Albany, around 6:30 p.m Friday. Troopers say a truck rear-ended a Nissan that was either stopped or coming … Continue reading »

Corvallis Celebrates Annual Parade

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Friday marked the 30th annual Corvallis Community Christmas parade, and kids lined the streets of downtown to watch dozens of floats go by. This year’s theme was “A Toy Story Christmas.” The Mid-Valley Lion’s Club put on the parade, and the organization asked people to bring unwrapped, new Christmas toys with them to the … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Band Kicks Off Season

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Shoppers got a little musical treat on Friday at the Corvallis and Albany Fred Meyer stores. The Salvation Army had a band playing by the red kettles to kick off the holiday giving season. The trio performed a variety of Christmas songs to not only share holiday spirit, but to also attract … Continue reading »

Civil War to Bring Heavy Traffic

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Saturday marks the 118th edition of the Civil War football game, and that means heavy traffic. The Oregon Department of Transportation expects more than 15,000 extra vehicles will be on Interstate 5 and other roads between Eugene and Corvallis on Saturday. Crews are already setting up equipment around Reser Stadium to control … Continue reading »

Corvallis Gears up for “Buy Local First”

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  If you missed out on deep discounts of Black Friday, you still have Small Business Saturday. In Corvallis, the annual event is known as “Buy Local First Day.” This year, the event will be on Dec. 6. Many shoppers downtown say they want to avoid the big crowds at the malls. Instead, they … Continue reading »

Eugene Officers Respond to Shots Fired

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite an intense search, Eugene Police say they couldn’t find the source of several reported gun shots in West Eugene Friday night. Multiple units responded to a call on the 3900 block of West 12th. Police say they got a call about a dispute with shots fired just before 6:30 p.m. The … Continue reading »

UO’s GTFF Considering a Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — A video titled “Why Am I Ready to Strike?” was posted on the University of Oregon’s Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation website Friday morning. The GTFF says the video is in response to stilled negotiations with the administration regarding paid leave due to parental and medical hardship. The administration says they respect the … Continue reading »

Former Officer Takes Department to Court

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield appears ready to take on a former police officer in court as he challenges his termination. John Umenhofer lost his job earlier in the year. He’s claiming the department let him go because of his efforts to bring to light various acts of misconduct by staff. Both the … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Black Friday Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police in Corvallis say a woman tried to take advantage of Black Friday, but she was focused more on the steals than the deals. Corvallis Police responded to Fred Meyer this morning, after reports of a theft. They say Jacqueline Day Underwood loaded a shopping cart with televisions, blue ray players, ps3 … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Open for Saturday

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD/COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Egan Warming Centers will be open the night of Saturday, Nov. 29th. Volunteers are on standby for the night of Sunday, Nov. 30th and Monday, Dec. 1st. Sites activated for Saturday, Nov. 29th are as follows: 1. First Christian Church, 11th & Oak Eugene (shuttles to take guests to other … Continue reading »

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