Wind Storm Causes Downed Trees, Outages

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday’s wind storm is keeping utility crews busy across western Oregon. EWEB is responding to multiple outages in Eugene and the McKenzie River Valley. Crews say most of the outages are in the Thurston, Hayden Bridge and Walterville areas with many other scattered spots in their service area as well. About 1,600 … Continue reading »

2 Dead, 4 Wounded in WA School Shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (CNN) — A student opened fire at a Washington State high school Friday, killing one person, and wounding four others. The suspect then took his own life. It happened at Marysville-Pilchuck High School– north of Seattle. Students describe the scene at horrific. “I jumped under the table as fast as I could”, a … Continue reading »

Drive-by Shooter Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — The man Eugene Police say pulled the trigger in a gang-related drive-by shooting is behind bars. Eugene Police detectives and Springfield Police arrested 19 year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon. The shooting was in the 4000 Block of Langton Street on October 13th around 9 p.m., ten days ago. Neighbors tell me … 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 »

Tree Crashes onto House

EUGENE, Ore. — Our first big fall storm of the season tested the rivers, the sewers and at times, even the homes, as several trees came down during the heavy rainfall and strong winds. This fall storm hasn’t disappointed with rain totals topping two inches in some spots. A perfect example of some of the … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea. “Today’s a day where … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for More Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works crews in Eugene are bracing themselves for another storm. Tuesday, they were out suctioning up as much of the debris from Monday’s rain as possible. Staff members say the city has a really great storm drainage system, but the trick is making sure the water has a clear path down … Continue reading »

Newport Town Hall: Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — Hundreds of coastal residents showed up for a town hall meeting Monday evening at Oregon Coast Community College to oppose the closure of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. “The air facility here in Newport will close on the 30th of November,” said Admiral R. T. Gromlich, Commander of the … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport to Expand Terminal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is getting ready for construction. Traffic has increased at the Eugene Airport over the last couple of years, and now the terminal building will undergo a major expansion project to accommodate the increase in passengers. The nearly $17 million project aims to relieve some congestion points around the airport, … Continue reading »

Animals Saved In Florence Pet Shop Fire

FLORENCE, Ore. — A pet store in Florence caught fire Saturday night with animals still inside. Fortunately, most of the animals made it out safely. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue is still investigating how it all started. The fire caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and officials don’t believe the fire was suspicious. Crews … Continue reading »

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