Woman Cited for Stealing Wallets

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police cited a woman for stealing from people who offered to give her a ride. On Tuesday at about 4 p.m., a resident called police after they saw a woman who matched the suspect description. An officer near Royal Avenue and Hughes Street found 27-year-old Colleen Whitney and confirmed she was … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis police arrested a man for sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12. Police arrested 34-year-old Nathan Leffler on Tuesday. He is charged with multiple sex crimes. Investigators say Leffler knew the victim. The abuse occurred over the course of about a month. Police found out about the situation after … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Attempted ATM Robbery

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police arrested a Corvallis man who they say attempted to rob someone at an ATM. They say at about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, 38-year-old Kevin Steinberger approached someone at the ATM at Bank of America on SW Third Street and asked for money. The victim declined, and Steinberger started to walk away, … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Womenspace Flamingo Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beware: you could see purple in your yard, as in purple flamingos. Yards across the area will be flocked this month. It’s one of many Womenspace fundraisers, and it’s new this year. Womenspace says its mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in … Continue reading »

Sex Assault Legislation Enacted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNN) — A new law in California will change the way sexual assaults are investigated on college campuses. The law requires universities to have a “victim-centered” policy in responding to sexual assaults. The “Yes Means Yes” bill also specifies silence and a lack of resistance doesn’t constitute consent. The new state law comes … Continue reading »

Hackers Steal $100M of Software

(CNN) — Four men have been arrested for hacking and stealing over $100 million of software from the U.S. military and Microsoft. The four men, aged 18 to 28, stole training software for Apache helicopter pilots, as well as technical code for the Xbox One and several of its games. Federal investigators have already seized … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Worker Exposed to Chemicals

EUGENE, Ore. — An employee is recovering after being exposed to chemicals at a laboratory in west Eugene. Fire and hazmat crews responded to Thermo Fisher Scientific at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. They say the worker was exposed to two chemicals–methyl iodide and picoline. “While the incident was first reported as an explosion, the incident … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Commercial Truck Crash

MILL CITY, Ore. – Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a commercial truck crash on Highway 22 Wednesday. Troopers say the crash happened around 3 a.m. A commercial truck, transporting a 70,000 pound condenser, was traveling downhill when the rear car started to swerve and lost control. The vehicle and load rolled onto … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Red Light Installed in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A new traffic signal on 30th Avenue near University Street was turned on Wednesday. The signal is designed to increase safety for the hundreds of school children, transit users and others who cross the street every day. The pedestrian-activated signal is the first of its kind in Eugene. Here’s how the crossing … Continue reading »

First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S.

(CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being treated in Dallas, Texas. “The bottom line here is I have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in … Continue reading »

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