SafeHaven Overwhelmed with 200+ Animals

TANGENT, Ore. — A humane society in Tangent is asking for help, after Albany Police rescued more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs from an Albany residence this week. Police are citing 58-year-old Pamela O’Brien for animal neglect among other charges, after they found the animals stacked in cages in her garage. Investigators say the … Continue reading »

Suspect Arraigned for Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death. The suspect was arraigned in the Lane County Jail on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old Austin Louis Rolfe was booked on July 9, the same day Heaven King was found … Continue reading »

Relay for Life Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people are making the rounds at the Willamette High School track in Eugene Friday, fighting cancer one lap at a time. Relay for Life is quite an emotional event for survivors and those who’ve lost loved ones to cancer. There’s a huge showing of support. Organizers say this is the third … Continue reading »

Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped 10 to 12 percent; in particular, sheathing and sanded plywood. Those are materials the mill produced. “I think overall, it was too dramatic of … Continue reading »

Comments Close Aug. 8 for Bailey Branch

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County still needs your help deciding what to do with the Bailey Branch line. The county purchased the old rail corridor in October for almost a half-million dollars. Eventually the county wants to restore rail service to the area, but in the meantime is trying to figure out what to do … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Death Investigation

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following an investigation into a woman’s body found on the side of USFS Road 2212. On July 9, 2014, deputies found the body of Heaven Raynell King, 36, of Sweet Home, about 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. Detectives and the Lane … Continue reading »

Deputy Rescues Man Trapped in Car

NEAR ALSEA, Ore. — An elderly man is safe after spending the night, trapped in his crashed car which was hidden about 90-feet off of Highway 34. 80-year-old Jon Culton of Waldport was reported missing Wednesday. He didn’t show up for his Corvallis doctor’s appointment. On his way, something happened. His car ended up on … Continue reading »

Sea Lion Show Makes a Splash

EUGENE, Ore. — A show at the Lane County Fair is making a big splash. The Sea Lion Splash show features four female sea lions and two instructors who have quite a playful relationship. Tasty fish and the crowd’s laughter and cheers encouraged the sea lions who caught frisbees, waved and caught some air in … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Jackson Vaughn

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley is a very busy time, and the need for mentors is growing. This week we introduce you to a match made stronger through athletics, and a young boy just hoping a mentor will make his life’s storyline a little better. Former University … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

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