Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. – Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline. Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it … Continue reading »

Airlines Get $1B From Baggage Fees

(CNN) — Travelers paid $1 billion to US airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases. Monday the Department of Transportation reported the 27 U.S. airlines collected $960 million in baggage fees. That’s up 9 percent from the same period last year, but that number pales in comparison to ticket fares. Actual ticket fares brought in $34 … Continue reading »

Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Should gun owners be legally allowed to openly carry their loaded firearms in Corvallis? That question will be asked again Monday night at the City Council meeting. Gun laws vary from place to place, but in Corvallis, it is currently legal for gun owners to openly carry their loaded firearms in certain … Continue reading »

Electrical Problem Causes Apartment Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says an electrical issue is to blame for a fire that destroyed four apartment units on South Willamette Street. Firefighters say an electrical malfunction in the ceiling of the second story unit started the fire. Two firefighters were hurt battling the fire. They were both released from the … Continue reading »

Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home. One neighbor … Continue reading »

Veneta Residents React to Arrest

VENETA, Ore. — The tight-knit Veneta community is talking about the arrest of a woman, accused of being the driver in a hit-and-run. The suspect, Isabel McDaniel, is accused of hitting and killing Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga here on 54th and Main on Thursday night. His son, Julio Ortiz, was also hit and suffered minor injuries. Veneta … Continue reading »

Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Arraigned

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veneta woman accused of killing a man during a hit and run in Springfield appeared before a judge for the first time Monday. 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was arraigned at the Lane County Jail to face several charges including criminally negligent homicide, fatal hit and run, and tampering with evidence. McDaniel is … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Unattended Death

ROSEBURG, Ore. — An investigation is under way in Roseburg after police found a man unresponsive in his car. Police say around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, they responded to reports of a physical disturbance on the 1000 block of Nevada Court. They found one man at the scene. The other man–65-year-old Stanley Ellis–was found nearby, slumped … Continue reading »

Health News: Diabetes and the Holidays

(CNN) — The holidays are packed with so many great foods, but that could mean trouble if you’re diabetic. So, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re preparing a holiday meal. Count your carbohydrates. Carbs raise blood sugar, so look at the total carbohydrates on the label, not just the sugar. Watch … Continue reading »

Protest Against Police Brutality

OAKLAND, Calif. (CNN) — Protesters have blocked a crucial intersection in Oakland, California near the city’s police headquarters. They are demanding an end to police killings of unarmed black people. The demonstrators have linked themselves together using chains. Another group of people have chained themselves to the doors of the police station. Several entrances to … Continue reading »

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