Team to Discuss Changes to Willamette St

EUGENE, Ore. — A consultant team will present its recommended changes on Wednesday to an eight-block stretch of Willamette St. It’s all for the South Willamette St. Improvement Plan. The plan has been in the works for more than a year now. It started with six possible roadway alternatives for Willamette St. from 24th Ave. … Continue reading »

County Moves to Draft NDAA Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — After hearing from the community at a public hearing Tuesday night Lane County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to move forward in an ordinance and resolution opposing specific sections¬† of the National Defense Authorization Act. All of the commissioners at the meeting Tuesday¬†gave the head nod to start the process … Continue reading »

LCC Faces Budget Shortfall

EUGENE, Ore. — As the economy improves, enrollment is going down at Lane Community College and it’s forcing school officials to make tough decisions about their budget. LCC has a budget shortfall between $10.9 to $12.6 million. School officials say they have to balance the budget for next year and with decreasing enrollment, they have … Continue reading »

OSP Identifies Block-Throwing Suspects

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police has identified two male Creswell teens, ages 16 and 17, as the suspects who allegedly threw a cinder block off an I-5 overpass near Creswell Sunday morning, injuring a Washington woman inside a car. After receiving phone calls with tips on the case, a trooper contacted both suspects and … Continue reading »

Activists to Hold Tax Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — Local activists will rally in front of the downtown post office on Tuesday, with the message that taxes should pay for human needs, not war. Every year, local activists rally in front of the post office on tax day. They’re asking taxpayers where they think their tax dollars should be spent, and … Continue reading »

Cinder Block Hits Car on I-5

CRESWELLL, Ore. — A woman is still recovering after a cinder block came crashing through her window on I-5 Sunday morning. Oregon State Police are still trying to figure out who is to blame. Traffic below the overpass in Creswell typically travels around 65 miles per hour, which is why police say whoever threw a … Continue reading »

Dropped Cinder Block Injures Woman

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for dropping a cinder block from an I-5 overpass early Sunday morning. Police say it broke through a passing vehicle’s windshield and injured a woman inside the car. The car was driving northbound on I-5 just before 4:30 … Continue reading »

One Dead In Springfield Motel Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A woman was found dead in a Springfield motel room that was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. The fire was contained to just this one room and no one else was injured. It happened at the McKenzie Motel near 17th and Main Street in Springfield. Witnesses say they saw the flames … Continue reading »

Truck Rollover Blocks Roosevelt Blvd

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews say the intersection at Hwy 99 and Roosevelt Blvd. was blocked off as they worked to clear the scene of a crash. Police say the driver lost the truck’s brakes and turned to avoid hitting another car. The truck completely turned over and crews were working to remove gravel that spilled … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Blocks Hwy 38

UPDATE — All lanes of Hwy 38 are open. SCOTTSBURG, Ore. — One person was killed in a head-on crash on Hwy 38 near Scottsburg, early Saturday morning. The highway is blocked in both directions and the closure may last several hours. Police say they received calls just after 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting a crash … Continue reading »

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