Uber Fined

EUGENE, Ore — The app-based ride sharing company Uber is picking up some flack along with its fares. Wednesday the city of Eugene fined Uber $2,000 for operating without a city public passenger vehicle license. Uber driver Brenda Laird says she needs the job. “If I didn’t have this job I don’t know what I … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Albany police fear there may be more victims after a plumber was arrested on charges of secretly videotaping a customer. Detectives say 39-year-old James Bartholomeusz of Albany owns Ace Rooter Services, a business that operates in Albany, Corvallis, and Salem. Albany police say they found evidence on his phone that he secretly recorded … Continue reading »

NextStep Recycles Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. NextStep in Eugene is helping residents find out if that’s true Friday. Organizers say people should bring used electronics to the NextStep booth at the NEDCO Sprout! Farmer’s Market Friday. The items will be brought back to the facilities where they’ll be properly disposed … Continue reading »

Search Continues for Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police is looking for an armed man who they say robbed a gas station Tuesday night. EPD says just before 10 p.m. a man approached an employee at the 76 gas station on 6th Avenue. Police say he displayed a gun and demanded money. “Anyone who’s willing to do this is … Continue reading »

Defending Against Assault

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police say a woman who fought back with pepper spray after allegedly being sexually assaulted, helped her escape the very dangerous situation. EPD and a local self-defense instructor say in most sexual assaults the victim and perpetrator know each other, but that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. Police say the victim … Continue reading »

EPD Sex Assault Suspect Search Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — The search continues for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman Tuesday night in a busy area of Eugene. Eugene Police say the incident happened just before 6 p.m. near the 7-Eleven and Baja Fresh on Coburg Road. A young woman was walking to her car when the man approached her … Continue reading »

Homeless Campers Cited

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of homeless campers faced citations Wednesday morning as Eugene Police cleared a camp on 6th avenue. EPD says homeless campers have been at the site behind the federal courthouse for weeks. About a week ago it issued a notice to vacate the area. Around nine people received citations for refusing … Continue reading »

Restaurant Opens in Old Train Depot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There’s some good news for pasta lovers in Corvallis. The Old Spaghetti Factory opened its doors to the public Wednesday. The restaurant had a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning, then opened for business for lunch. The building is an old train depot on the Willamette River where­ Michael’s Landing and Terminus used … Continue reading »

EPD Warns About Growing Number of Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police sent out an alert Wednesday about a growing problem, scams. Slick criminals have been duping people out of money over the phone or online. These scams range from automated voices claiming to be from the IRS, to a person asking for donations for a good cause. Law enforcement is asking … Continue reading »

Black Friday Shoppers Shop Online

EUGENE, Ore. — More people will do their Black Friday shopping from the comfort of their own homes this year. A study by Bankrate.com found that 40 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday. Of those who will shop, 28 percent will head to stores and the rest will go online. It’s mostly … Continue reading »

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