Trenton Nowak Loses Battle to Cancer

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — We’ve learned Trenton Nowak, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, has passed away. Ever since Trenton was diagnosed, his family made it their mission to make the best of the time he had left. It was back in June that Trenton’s family learned he had a rare, aggressive … Continue reading »

Graduates Talk About Student Debt

EUGENE, Ore. — The student debt crisis in America affects about 37 million people but thanks to some expanding federal programs, graduates are feeling more optimistic about paying their loans back. The national student debt is estimated at about $1 trillion and while it can be daunting, students we talked to say they plan to … Continue reading »

Teens Stranded by Greyhound

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two teens were left stranded in an unfamiliar place by a big name bus company. A pair of Eugene parents says Greyhound left their kids to fend for themselves, after the company overbooked their bus. The situation probably sounds a nightmare all parents have had. Adam and June Kinch say they had … Continue reading »

Dead Fish Spotted on Willamette River

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is concerned for the safety of both wildlife and the community after spotting a number of dead fish on the Willamette River. Chris Flowerday says he’s seen as many as six dead fish on the river in one day. One day this week he saw another dead fish–a steelhead. … Continue reading »

Protesters Say Training Needed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — About 50 protesters gathered outside the Springfield Police Department Thursday afternoon in response to a recent shooting of a dog. The crowd says this situation emphasizes the need for more officer training when it comes to dealing with animal control calls. They aren’t the only ones saying more education regarding situations with … Continue reading »

Prohibiting Police Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Overnight chaos escalated on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The city continues to be the scene of nightly protests after the death of a teenager, Michael Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old was killed by police during a confrontation Saturday, and the arrests of protestors and several journalists is only fueling the fiery protests. … Continue reading »

Police Officer Shoots Dog

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Frustration and outrage are growing in Springfield after an officer critically injured a dog Tuesday night, but police say the shooting is justified. The owners say they didn’t have the $2,000 to pay for the bullet to be removed by vets and are now speaking out against the police department’s use of … Continue reading »

Crews Monitor Fires Caused by Lightning

DEXTER, Ore. — Fire crews say with the weather calming down, the fire danger isn’t as severe. But, we’re not out of the woods just yet. The Willamette National Forest and Springfield Oregon Department of Forestry offices watching more than 80 fires. And while most have been lined and contained, that doesn’t mean they’re all … Continue reading »

Officer Shoots Dog, Residents Furious

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Questions are swirling and frustrations building, as residents wonder why a police officer shot a pit bull. It happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of S. 41st and Camellia Street. Springfield police say the officer responded to calls of an aggressive dog. The officer then tried to get the dog to come … Continue reading »

Dexter Fire Fully Lined

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping up the Dexter fire. Staff say most of the fires started Sunday night … Continue reading »

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