Crash Injures 2 in Monroe

MONROE, Ore. — A Coos Bay woman is facing DUII charges after a crash left two drivers with serious injuries. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday about three miles north of Monroe. Deputies say 21-year-old Sierra Campbell was driving south on Highway 99 when she crossed the centerline and … Continue reading »

Florence Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

FLORENCE, Ore. — Florence police arrested the woman suspected of robbing the Oregon Pacific Bank, Safeway branch in Florence last Friday. On Monday, police say a Florence city employee saw a vehicle parked in a driveway that matched the vehicle associated with Michelle Fisher, 59. There, officers arrested Fisher for second-degree robbery and took her … Continue reading »

Rise in Santa Clara Burglaries

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are looking for the person or group of people behind a spike in burglaries. Police say the reports are coming from the River Road and Santa Clara area. EPD says someone is breaking into homes through an open or unlocked garage door. Anyone with information is asked to call Eugene … Continue reading »

Group Requests Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

EUGENE, Ore. — A student group at the University of Oregon is asking for change on campus to help all students. Last week, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance (LGBTQA) issued a gender-inclusive bathroom challenge. Those who took part only used bathrooms designated for both genders. Leaders of the group want more gender-inclusive bathrooms … Continue reading »

Public Health Presents Ebola Protocol

EUGENE, Ore. — Public health officials in Lane County are trying to put the Ebola outbreak into perspective. They presented commissioners with the latest on Ebola and response protocol Tuesday, just in case we see a case in our area. While health officials say the chance of an outbreak in Oregon is low, we should … Continue reading »

Murder Trial Set to Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Jury selection is under way for the murder trial of a Cottage Grove man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend. The body of 55-year-old Tammy Borda was discovered in last year in mid-December. According to court documents, 42-year-old David Bowen told authorities he shot Borda in the head earlier in the month in … Continue reading »

Local Hospital Workers On Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of hospital workers are making a statement Tuesday, picketing in front of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield over failed contract negotiations. There are more than 300 workers there who say they’ve been unable to reach a contract agreement with the hospital for nearly a year. They say the hospital’s last proposal … Continue reading »

Board Seeks Input on Willamalane Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents have a chance to give input to shape the future of Willamalane Park and Recreation. The group is hosting a public input session so it can figure out how to shape its strategic plan. The original plan was adopted in January 2014 and will be updated and presented to the Willamalane … Continue reading »

Eugene Approves City Hall 4th Floor

EUGENE, Ore. — A new direction for the proposed¬†Eugene City Hall. City councilors have approved the construction of a fourth floor. Councilors gave the go ahead at Monday’s work session. They were also considering the construction of an underground parking garage, but scrapped those plans. While councilors say this will add to the cost, it … Continue reading »

Glenwood Redevelopment Talks Continue

GLENWOOD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is pushing forward with plans to redevelop Glenwood and it’s evaluating the role the county will play in the project. The Candlewood Suites are a fresh example of new development on Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. But it’s only the start of an expansive plan to change the face … Continue reading »

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