GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official–there will be a recount for Measure 92, the labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the latest numbers, it failed by 809 votes. That’s within the threshold of an automatic recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to start next week. Recounts rarely create a significant change in the … Continue reading »

Air Station Closure Lawsuit Filed

NEWPORT, Ore. — A lawsuit was filed in Eugene federal court Tuesday, challenging the Coast Guard’s decision to close the Newport’s air station on Dec. 15. Newport Fishermen’s Wives, the City of Newport, Lincoln County, and the Port of Newport are all filing the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the Coast Guard failed to to … Continue reading »

Teen Killed Trying to Recover Stolen Car

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A 19-year-old died when he tried to stop someone from stealing his car. Witnesses say Oscar Perez was with his brother when he was rear-ended by an unlicensed driver who attempted to flee. Perez and his brother got out of their car to confront the driver. That’s when another man jumped … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Snowfall

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is seeing some flurries of snow as we head into the holiday season. A little bit of cautious optimism for the skiers and snowboarders out there. Overnight last night and into today the mountain received about an inch of snow. Although that’s not nearly enough for the mountain to … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — A federal lawsuit is about to be filed, challenging the legality of the U.S. Coast Guard’s plans to close its air facility in Newport. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives has been raising money so the group could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit. On Friday, the Newport City Council unanimously decided it … Continue reading »

Newport Murder Case Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — A woman accused of throwing her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge will undergo a mental evaluation before her case proceeds in court. Jillian McCabe, 34, was arrested earlier this month after police say she killed her son, 6-year-old London McCabe, by throwing him off the bridge in Newport. On Thursday, she … Continue reading »

Community to Facility Privileges

PENDLETON, Ore. — Cheryl Kidd, the woman who shot and killed Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen currently calls a secure residential treatment facility in Pendleton home. Despite protests from Kilcullen’s friends and family, Kidd was transferred there last month. They’re not the only ones with concerns about the care she and her housemates are receiving … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Community Meetings

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a new round of Community Awareness Meetings beginning November 20, 2014. Sheriff Tom Turner will be visiting communities within Lane County to hear about the issues and concerns facing each individual area and to answer questions. We will be discussing the positive impacts … Continue reading »

Inmate Who Died Had Bacterial Infection

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate who died at the Linn County Jail earlier this week had a bacterial infection. The Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Samantha Robinson of Lebanon was arrested on drug-related charges last week. The department says before Lebanon police officers took her to jail, they first took her … Continue reading »

Killcullen’s Killer in Treatment

PENDLETON, Ore. — Nearly three years later, Eugene Police Officer Chris’ Kilcullen’s killer remains outside a jail cell. Attorneys argue that severe mental illness wouldn’t allow Cheryl Kidd to aid and assist in her own criminal trial, but she was recently transferred out of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem to a secure residential treatment … Continue reading »

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