New Spine Center Opens Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth is getting ready to open up a new spine center at its RiverBend facility. Patients with neck and back pain will now have an all-in-one destination for personalized care. The PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Spine Center is set to open its doors on Monday. The facility will feature a multi-specialty team including … Continue reading »

Eugene-Springfield Marathon May 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — You can’t have too many races in Eugene. That’s according to a group of experienced runners who are kicking off a new marathon. The Eugene-Springfield Marathon will run through northeast Eugene, Hayden Bridge, along the McKenzie and Willamette River and beyond. The goal is to give Boston Marathon hopefuls a chance to … Continue reading »

Eugene Symphony Kicks Off 49th Season

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Symphony kicks off its 49th season at the Hult Center on Thursday, Sept. 18. Blue Danube and Brahms is the first of nine concerts in the 2014/15 season. It includes Johann Strauss’ waltz  and Dances of Galánta by Kodály. Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 and 6 and Piano Concerto No. … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash near Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Deputies are investigating whether speed was a factor after a deadly crash Thursday morning, near Cottage Grove. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the water off of London Road, near milepost 12 at about 7:30 a.m. Deputies say it appears the car veered off the … Continue reading »

Rock Hunter Killed in Trench Collapse

HIDDENITE, NC — An avid rock hunter was killed in a trench collapse Wednesday in North Carolina. Terry Lee Ledford was mining for emeralds when the collapsed happened. Forty firefighters and rescue workers began removing the fallen dirt from the home, which was about 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Ledford was found about … Continue reading »

Pearls of Wisdom for Pearl Buck Center

EUGENE, Ore —  The Pearl Buck Center is preparing for its 3rd annual Pearls of Wisdom Fundraiser.  It’s a fun trivia competition where you need to wear your thinking cap. Ready for some sample trivia? Question 1:  Dr. Seuss wrote the book Green Eggs & Ham using only 50 words.  49 of those words are one … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Missing Eugene Man Found

UPDATE: The man’s granddaughter says a state trooper told her that Tucker was found safe in Burns, Oregon. EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for 87-year-old Warren Chester Tucker, known as “Spud.” He was last seen Wednesday morning driving away from his residence. He drives a 2006 Ford Focus, Oregon license plate 168 … Continue reading »

Fire Burning Through California

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — Smoke continues to fill the sky from a massive wildfire in California. The so-called King Fire is burning through the El Dorado National Forest, about 60 miles east of Sacramento. So far, the fire has charred more than 18,000 acres, and it is threatening more than 1,600 homes and other … Continue reading »

Crews Sift Through Boles Fire Rubble

WEED, Calif.– Fire Crews are assessing just how much damage was left behind from the Boles Fire. They are sifting through the rubble Wednesday, trying to find anything that may have been sparred. They are also working to make sure the area will be safe for others to enter. Downed power lines, hot spots, and … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Highway 38 Open After Crash

UPDATE: The highway is now open. Elkton buses will transport on normal routes. Near REEDSPORT, Ore. — Highway 38 east of Reedsport on Scottsburg Bridge is blocked by a commercial truck crash. Police say drivers are advised to use Oregon 42 or Oregon 126 as alternate routes from I-5 to the Oregon coast. We will update … Continue reading »

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