Newport Town Hall: Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — Hundreds of coastal residents showed up for a town hall meeting Monday evening at Oregon Coast Community College to oppose the closure of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. “The air facility here in Newport will close on the 30th of November,” said Admiral R. T. Gromlich, Commander of the … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport to Expand Terminal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is getting ready for construction. Traffic has increased at the Eugene Airport over the last couple of years, and now the terminal building will undergo a major expansion project to accommodate the increase in passengers. The nearly $17 million project aims to relieve some congestion points around the airport, … Continue reading »

Animals Saved In Florence Pet Shop Fire

FLORENCE, Ore. — A pet store in Florence caught fire Saturday night with animals still inside. Fortunately, most of the animals made it out safely. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue is still investigating how it all started. The fire caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and officials don’t believe the fire was suspicious. Crews … Continue reading »

Ducks Dominance of Dawgs Continues

EUGENE, Ore —  Freshman Royce Freeman rushed for 4 touchdowns as 9th-ranked Oregon extended its winning streak against Washington to 11 games, as the Ducks dominated the Huskies 45-20 in front of a packed house at Autzen Stadium. Freeman rushed for three first half touchdowns and the Oregon led 28-6 at halftime. Freeman rushed for … Continue reading »

Three Killed in Crash Near Lost Lake

UPDATE — The victims have been identified as Tiffany and Fred Fefelov, and their 7-month-old daughter Mila from Sherwood. LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A crash on Highway 20 near Lost Lake killed three people Saturday morning. Oregon State Police say it happened on Highway 20 near milepost 78 just before 10 a.m. Officers say a … Continue reading »

Texas Lab Supervisor Isolated on Cruise

(CNN) — A Dallas health worker is under voluntary quarantine on board a carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean. The U.S. State Department says the person may have handled lab specimens from Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died. Officials say the person has no signs of Ebola. The Carnival cruise line released a statement … Continue reading »

Urgent Care Prepares for Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Questions about Ebola preparedness are everywhere, including in Oregon. With flu season just around the corner, staff with the Eugene Urgent Care Clinics say they’re always prepared for any infectious disease this time of year, but a false Ebola case last week really kicked things into high gear and they’ve been working … Continue reading »

Congressional Candidates Face Off

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time this year, candidates for Oregon’s 4th Congressional U.S. District seat went head to head in a debate in Eugene. Incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio a Democrat from Springfield, Pacific Green Candidate Michael Beilstein from Corvallis and Republican challenger Art Robinson from Cave Junction took the podium Wednesday night at … Continue reading »

Travelers React to Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — News that the second Ebola patient traveled before she was diagnosed has some people wondering if the virus could be making its way west and how it could impact travel. In a release by Frontier Airlines, the company she was flying with, crew members say that she didn’t show any signs of … Continue reading »

New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

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