UO Documents Returned

EUGENE, Ore. — A controversy surrounding the release of thousands of pages of uncensored documents at the UO may be over. According to the university, the documents have been returned. A university spokesperson says the proper process to release requested documents hadn’t been followed when the 22,000 pages were given to a professor. The documents … Continue reading »

Missing Gresham Man Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — A missing Gresham man last seen in Lane County has been found safe, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said. A forest ranger found 35-year-old Collin Ferguson’s car abandoned in the Alsea area two weeks ago. He had been seen at a nearby store, displaying odd behavior. Deputies say Ferguson left the area … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Faces DUII Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of leading police on a chase before crashing his SUV into a tree. Kelsey Barbion faces several charges including DUII, reckless driving, and eluding police. EPD says several people called about an erratic driver in the area of West 11th and Beltline area. Police say they tried … Continue reading »

MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

EUGENE, Ore. — Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that’s broken? Then we have the event for you. Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) is holding a Repair to Reuse Cafe event on Friday, Jan. 30. The nonprofit prides itself … Continue reading »

Renewed Push for Harsher Privacy Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A change of heart for an Oregon man who admits to secretly recording a girl for years, starting when she was just 13 years old. The cameras inside the girl’s Beaverton bedroom and beach house are now gone. But because Oregon’s laws aren’t updated, his crimes are only considered a misdemeanor, leaving … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Dies Following Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A pedestrian hit in Springfield died from his injuries Monday night. At 9:30 a.m. Monday Springfield Police and Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident on Gateway St. at the southern entrance to the Gateway Mall. Initial investigation determined that a 23-year-old woman was turning onto Gateway St. from an apartment complex … Continue reading »

Local Birth Center Renovation Complete

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has completed its $1.6 million renovation to its Women’s Health, Birth and Child Center. They’ve upgraded the aesthetic features of the rooms, so many new moms will now have state-of-the-art panda warmers to increase the interaction with their babies after they’re born. But one of the biggest changes isn’t … Continue reading »

Board Will Hold 3rd Meeting on Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — There is still no decision on whether residents will be asked to vote on a proposal to pay more to register their vehicles in Lane County. The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday afternoon they wanted to refine the language of the ordinance to make sure the money raised from a … Continue reading »

Audit Says Funds Used Appropriately

EUGENE, Ore. — An external audit of Lane County’s safety levy says the funds are being used as promised. The levy was passed back in 2013. The money raised has since gone to maintain at least 255 local jail beds and 16 detention and treatment beds for youth services. The levy hasn’t fixed all of … Continue reading »

Artist Turns Dying Tree into Sasquatch

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield homeowner found a way to bring some life to a dying tree. Nancy Gronfeldt says she was heartbroken to see a 100-year-old fir tree on her property slowly falling down. She turned to the Internet to find a chainsaw artist, and they came up with a female Sasquatch. “We just … Continue reading »

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