Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. –  Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say a Roseburg mom and dad are facing charges after their 2-year-old daughter was taken to the emergency room and found to have methamphetamine in her system. Deputies were told that the victim’s parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because she was not … Continue reading »

Help for Homeless Hospital Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading »

Federal Judge to Hear Gay Marriage Case

EUGENE, Ore. — A 10-year-old law heads to a federal courtroom on Wednesday. A judge in Eugene will hear one-sided arguments on Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Four gay and lesbian couples filed suit, asking a judge to declare the ban unconstitutional and allow same-sex couples to wed. Judge Michael McShane will only hear arguments … Continue reading »

Lane County Tackles Mental Health Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is taking major steps to help more people gain access to mental health services by earning a $500,000 training grant to tackle the issue. Lane County Behavioral Health Services Manager Katharine Schneider says many of those who frequent the Lane County Jail may share something in common. “People with a … Continue reading »

Corvallis Water Main Breaks

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Homes and businesses along 5th Street in Corvallis may be without water for at least 24 hours, as crews are working to fix a broken water main. The break happened around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon near 5th St. and Harrison Blvd., and knocked out water along 5th St. between Tyler Ave. and Monroe … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — On the eve of oral arguments in a major trial in U.S. District Court, supporters of same-sex marriage organized a rally on the steps of the Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene Tuesday night. Close to 100 people showed up for the rally, which was one of seven across the state in anticipation … Continue reading »

OSU Earth Day Celebrations

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Corvallis community went from booth-to-booth at OSU’s 14th annual Earth Day Community Fair on Tuesday, learning more about how to live more sustainably. Dozens of booths promoted sustainability in different ways, including the promotion of buying locally and recycling. “We should be … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Man Killed in Florence

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene man killed by a log on a Florence beach Sunday was remembered by his friends and frequent customers, Tuesday. Ming Hsieh and his wife own the Yi Shen Market and Restaurant in west Eugene. Friends and acquaintances say the news of his death is heartbreaking. They remembered his generosity and … Continue reading »

House Fire on Gilham Road

EUGENE, Ore. — Investigators are still looking into what caused a house fire in North Eugene Tuesday. It happened just before 2 p.m. at a home on Gilham Road. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says no one was home at the time of the fire, but a pet cat died in the blaze. About six units … Continue reading »

Scotty Svetal’s Road to Recovery

EUGENE, Ore. –It’s been more than five months since a young man from Eugene was hit by a car while on his skateboard. He was critically injured, but has made an amazing recovery. Scotty Svetal almost died, but his family calls him their hero as he works every day to regain his strength both mentally … Continue reading »

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