Crews Battle Fire at Springfield Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The fire started a little before 5 p.m. Thursday evening and watched closely by fire crews, allowed to continue on through the night. Firefighters have yet to get inside to see what happened, but say they believe it began in a dryer. Despite the fact that Eugene-Springfield fire crews showed up just … Continue reading »

Fire at Springfield Swanson Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire crews from several agencies responded to a fire at Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill Thursday evening. The fire started at about 4:41 p.m at 1651 South F Street, near S 18th and Booth Kelly Road. An evacuation notice was in effect for a one-mile radius of 26th and South M Street, … Continue reading »

Double Fatal Crash on Highway 126

UPDATE (11:05 a.m. Thursday): OSP says second driver died from injuries EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police confirms a second person died following Wednesday’s two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene near milepost 50. Investigators say a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Brunhilde Maria Watkins, age 78, from Veneta, was westbound … Continue reading »

High Obesity Rates in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — 60 percent of people in Lane County are obese or overweight. That’s according to new numbers from Lane County Public Health. Lane County Public Health says the numbers aren’t as surprising as you might think, even in a county that is known for being active and having access to fresh produce, there … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to Creswell House Fire

UPDATE — Eugene Police say two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. CRESWELL, Ore. — Crews are on the scene of a house fire on Butte Road. South Lane County Fire and Rescue say it started around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday … Continue reading »

Local Groups React to Hate Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — A hate crime near the University of Oregon campus that could be targeted at a Jewish fraternity is causing outrage throughout the community. Fraternity brothers living in the Alpha Epsilon Pi house near the UO campus are outraged, after finding swastikas painted on a mailbox down the street from their house. “This … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly a dozen swastikas showed up on mailboxes near the University of Oregon Monday, now Eugene Police are looking into the hate symbols. The mailboxes are opposite the AEPi Fraternity, a national Jewish fraternity. In a statement, the Eugene Human Rights Commissioner Phil Carrascao said, “The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission strongly … Continue reading »

Council Receives Update on New City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is getting an update on the new City Hall design project. The updated concept plan focuses on having a smaller carbon footprint than the old City Hall. This means that the building will be taller, five to three stories rather than the previous two and it will fit … Continue reading »

Body Found in Umpqua National Forest

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a death investigation, after a woman’s body was found in the Umpqua National Forest. Some hikers found the body of a woman on the side of a trail Wednesday, about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove in the Umpqua … Continue reading »

Suspected Overdose Death near OCF

ELMIRA, Ore. — A female died of a suspected overdose at a campground near the Oregon Country Fair Sunday night. Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at the campground known at “Jason’s Camp” on Suttle Road in Elmira. Repeated attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful, and she … Continue reading »

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