Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. The dryer is still secured to its trailer, no one was injured in the crash. It is roughly 50 feet long, 19 feet high and weighs nearly 69 tons. The turbine was in … Continue reading »

Search for Man & 4 Kids Underway

EUGENE, Ore. – Police need help finding a man they say violated his restraining order by not returning his four children to their mother. EPD says the man, Torata Tanaka, may be taking the children out of country, maybe Canada or his native country of Japan. The oldest child is 10 years old. The other three children are … Continue reading »

Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way. The two alleged victims … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

School Bond Back on Springfield Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For the second time in a year, voters will again have the opportunity to improve their schools. The Springfield School Board approved a measure Monday night that will put a $71 million bond on the November ballot. This year’s measure is about ten million more than voters turned down last fall. Part … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

Shooting Hospitalizes One Man

EUGENE, Ore. — One man is in the hospital after he was shot in West Eugene early Saturday morning. Police were called to the shooting on the 4100 block of Fergus Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Saturday.  Investigators say the victim was shot during a dispute at a party. Police arrested the suspect, 22-year-old Brandon Elias … Continue reading »

Shooting Investigation Details Released

COOS BAY, Ore. — A detailed account of the shooting on the Oregon coast this week was released Friday morning, including why the suspect says he did it. The 35-page document outlines how Zachary Brimhall killed his father and another man before killing himself at Bastendorff Beach. These documents detail the suspect’s background, a timeline … Continue reading »

EPD Negotiates with Barricaded Subject

EUGENE, Ore. – A man is in custody after he barricaded himself in an apartment complex in downtown Eugene. Police quickly closed off part of downtown Thursday night after learning the suspect, 36 year-old Kevin Eckhardt barricaded himself in the 1300 block of Charnelton. Police shut down 13th Avenue from Lincoln to Willamette and Charnelton from … Continue reading »

Doctors Say OSU Player Making Progress

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University (OSU) basketball player is still in intensive care Wednesday night, two days after he collapsed on the court. Doctors say Chai Baker is still in critical, but stable condition and he is making progress. No specific details on Baker’s progress were released, but doctors say they are encouraged … Continue reading »

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