Saturday Hit-and-Run Victim Identified

DORENA, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for your help in finding the driver who hit and killed a man, and drove away Saturday night. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls of a body in the middle of the road just after 10:30 p.m. Authorities say the victim in this case is … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon voters had a chance to hear from five of the six candidates for governor Saturday in Eugene. The Gubernatorial candidates forum was as part of the League of Oregon Cities 89th conference. This comes after a debate in Sunriver Friday between Governor John Kitzhaber and State Representative Dennis Richardson. Saturday’s debate … Continue reading »

Papa Murphy’s Robbery Suspect Arrested

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police caught the man suspected of robbing a pizza shop in Corvallis on Tuesday. Kenneth Starr, 35, of Corvallis, is accused of pointing a gun at an employee and demanding cash at the Papa Murphy’s on NW Circle Blvd. No one was hurt. Police say Starr had a vehicle matching the one … Continue reading »

TrackTown Bids for World Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — TrackTown USA could be the first U.S. city to host track and field’s largest and most prestigious meet. This week USA Track and Field officially submitted a bid for Eugene to host the 2019 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships. In its 30-year history, the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships has … Continue reading »

Motor Home Fire Investigation

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene-Springfield firefighters responded to a motor home fire in Eugene. It happened on the 3000 block of Firwood Way at 5:10am Friday. Flames engulfed the motor home and spread to surrounding trees, vegetation, and a fence. Fortunately, firefighters knocked it out before flames could spread to nearby homes. The fire department says the … Continue reading »

Recent Rains Provide Wildfire Relief

COBURG, Ore. — It’s been a wet start to the first week of fall. With those rains comes relief for firefighters who’ve battled a tough wildfire season. “I’m very relieved for everybody in the state. Everybody needs it really bad because we are so dry right now,” said Erik McKibben, Coburg Fire engineer. “Firefighters in … Continue reading »

Ecstasy-Laced Candy Found

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a new take on a popular drug has hit the streets, and it could be especially enticing for kids. Officers say they found ecstasy disguised as candy last week when they contacted two men in the Park Blocks in downtown Eugene. Police say the men had about … Continue reading »

Crews Clear Eugene Homeless Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — Cleanup crews hired by several local companies are clearing a homeless camp at Highway 99 and Roosevelt. The landowners hired the contractors to clean up the private land. So far crews have found everything from clothing, to bicycle parts, to used hypodermic needles. On Monday, the people camping there were told to leave. … Continue reading »

Power Restored to Cal Young Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Power was restored to some 2,500 residents following a substation failure near Cal Young Middle School, EWEB officials said. The power went out around 6 a.m. and was restored by 8:30 a.m. Cal Young Middle School opened on schedule under backup power, said Principal Kim Watry. No cause for the outage has … Continue reading »

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