Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Sheldon High School student was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday on child pornography charges. Judge Debra Vogt sentenced Elliot Cumer, 19, to 25 years in prison. Cumer must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and have lifetime post-prison supervision, which was the key … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The vote to legalize marijuana is a month away and Lane County is considering a new tax, should Measure 91 pass. County commissioners discussed two ordinances Tuesday at their meeting. One which would tax medical and recreational marijuana, the other only recreational. Commissioners voiced concerns and questions and struck down the first … Continue reading »

Lane County To Propose Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore.– The vote to legalize marijuana in Oregon is just around the corner, and local governments are considering imposing a tax should Measure 91 pass in November. For the first time, Lane County commissioners will present their proposed ordinance. They are calling for a county tax equal to 50 percent of the state tax rate … Continue reading »

Teens Apprehended in Murder Case

CURTIN, Ore. — Two teens wanted in connection with a murder investigation in Washington were found Monday in Douglas County. That murder happened in Okanogan County in Northeast Washington near Spokane. That’s where the body of 39-year-old Patrick Alltus was found in his home Sunday. The teens wanted for questioning lived in the same house … Continue reading »

Band Works to Keep Dream Alive

CRESWELL, Ore. — The show goes on for a local band that lost their music equipment in an apartment fire early Saturday. “It almost brings tears to my eyes thinking about it,” said lead singer Gared Sanne, One Dollar Check. But it’s a song local band One Dollar Check is clinging to in a time … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Fatal Crash Near Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police confirms there was a fatal crash early Monday morning on Highway 58 at Parkway Road in the Pleasant Hill area. They say the crash involved only one vehicle off the road and there was one person inside. Police were called to the scene at approximately 7:20 a.m. Shortly after … Continue reading »

Livestock Dead in Barn Fire

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — South Lane County Fire and Rescue was called to a barn fire at the intersection of London and Latham Roads in Cottage Grove around 6 a.m. Sunday. Crews arrived to find the structure fully involved with fire. The barn was being used as  temporary housing for five occupants. No injuries were … Continue reading »

Duck Basketball Players Accused of Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Two University of Oregon men’s basketball players are accused of shoplifting from the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene last month. Police say a grocery store employee caught Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, both 21, stealing food on the afternoon of September 12. Officers responded and the two men were … Continue reading »

Coburg Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Near HARRISBURG, Ore. — A Coburg man is seriously injured after he crashed his motorcycle at an I-5 rest stop around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Oregon State Police say Eddie Bates, 42, entered the Oak Grove rest area near Harrisburg going 50 miles per hour and hit a curb. He was ejected 75 feet onto the … Continue reading »

White House Briefs Public on Ebola

WASHINGTON (CNN) — As fears are growing over U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola virus, the White House is hoping to get local officials and national agencies on the same page. “We are not just facing a health crisis, but a national security priority,” said Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. At … Continue reading »

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