Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

Officer Involved Shooting Near I-5

UPDATE (11:55 A.M.): Springfield Police say they pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips were used. Police say the vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance … Continue reading »

Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 ‘get set’ evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir. Spot fires are flaring up near the mobile home park and on the Middle Fork Ranger … Continue reading »

Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are warning people not to leave valuables in their cars, after an increase in break-ins at Spencer’s Butte. Eugene Police says they’ve been getting at least three calls a day from people saying they had things stolen from their car. This all started about three weeks ago and the break-ins usually … Continue reading »

Room to Open to Escape Smoke in Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Lane County Emergency Management is opening a room in Oakridge Thursday, so people can get a break from smoke. The air quality index has reached the “unhealthy” range for the first time this year in the Oakridge Area, because of wildfire smoke from the Deception Complex. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Riley and Brennan

Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley: Oregon State Wide Receivers Coach Brent Brennan:

Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

EUGENE, Ore. — A generous community member stepped up to help a man whose tricycle was stolen. Evan McClendon says this isn’t just the end but a new beginning, after his tricycle was stolen over the weekend from his apartment. On Wednesday he has a new ride thanks to a woman in Eugene. McClendon is … Continue reading »

Police Look for Man and 4 Children

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for a man and his four kids. He is accused of violating a custody agreement. Police say they got the call Tuesday saying Torata Tanaka did not return his children to their mother, which violates a custody agreement between the two parents. Police say Tanaka might … Continue reading »

Health Center Holds Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — A new community health center is now open in west Eugene, and it’s a first for that area. The Brookside Clinic on the corner of 18th Avenue and Chambers Street is the fifth community health center in Lane County. County health officials say when Medicaid expanded in January, it gave nearly 35,000 … Continue reading »

Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local fire departments now have the ability to save even more lives, thanks to a generous gift Wednesday. The McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers Club donated 35 sets of oxygen masks, that specifically fit dogs and cats, to five local fire departments. The masks come in three different sizes. The Eugene-Springfield fire chief … Continue reading »

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