Bridge Worker Dies in Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. — Police say it looks like the death of a man who was working on a bridge in Coos Bay was accidental. Oregon State Police say 52-year-old Mark Fortune died after apparently driving his pickup truck off a platform at the McCullough Bridge. Investigators say the Florence man was working as a … Continue reading »

Barrier to be Installed at Crash Site

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — ODOT says there have been several crossover crashes in the area on Interstate 5 where Thursday’s fatal crash happened. So what, if anything is being done to prevent them? It just so happens, ODOT has plans next summer to build cable barriers in the very spot where that double crossover crash … Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say they’ve arrested a gang member accused in a drive-by shooting last week. Eugene and Springfield police arrested 19-year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop near Mohawk Road and Olympic Street. Police say Martinez is a member of the Riverside Crips criminal street gang in Eugene. They say … Continue reading »

UO Students React to Task Force Report

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Senate Task Force is addressing sexual violence on campus. It presented a list of recommendations to Interim President Scott Coltrane on Wednesday night. Students agree bringing this topic to the table is a step in the right direction, and they like the idea of tackling the issue head … Continue reading »

UO Takes Part in Making a Difference Day

EUGENE, Ore. — This Saturday is the biggest day of service in the world, with millions taking part in Make a Difference Day. University of Oregon students and staff are pitching in. They’ve partnered with seven nonprofits around Eugene, including the Arc of Lane County, Greenhill Humane Society and Eugene Park Stewards. Leaders at The … Continue reading »

Skiers to Swap Gear this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Ski season is just around the corner, and this is the weekend to sell or save on gear. It’s all part of the 45th Annual Ski Swap, which happens Friday and Saturday at the Lane Events Center. If you’re looking to consign ski and snowboard equipment, you can drop it off until … Continue reading »

Sports Agent David Meltzer Visits UO

EUGENE, Ore. — His name is not Jerry Maguire, but parts of the Hollywood blockbuster were based on his experiences. On Thursday, super sports agent and author David Meltzer will speak at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business. It’s part of a two-day seminar sponsored by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. The former … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Crash Victim’s Identity Released

MILLERSBURG, Ore. — Troopers have identified the driver killed in Thursday’s crash on I-5. OSP says the car driven by Amber Forest was northbound on I-5 near milepost 237 when it went into the center median. The car went into the southbound lanes and hit a semi-truck. The 28-year-old from Aumsville was pronounced dead at … Continue reading »

Woman Sentenced for Stealing Car

EUGENE, Ore. — Tamela Trice was sentenced to 20 months in prison Thursday after she stole a car that had two kids inside. On Sept. 13, investigators say a mother went into Safeway on Main Street in Springfield. She left the engine on with her two kids–a 17-year-old and 2-year-old–sleeping inside. That’s when police say … Continue reading »

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