Man Killed in Shooting, Suspect Arrested

  EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man following a fatal shooting Friday in Eugene. Brian Sears has been lodged in the Lane County Jail for murder. Deputies responded to calls of a gunshot wound just after 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Ruby Avenue. When they arrived, deputies say they … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove High School Vandalized

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove High School officials say it could take weeks to fix the vandalism that hit them overnight. Fortunately, surveillance video obtained Friday could help the school district identify the culprits. School staff was just hoping to work on some finishing touches with school starting next week, but that all got … Continue reading »

Cosmos Creations Receives Grant

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A new local business is expanding, thanks to an $85,000 grant from Lane County. The funds helped Cosmos Creations buy a new machine and help build a new plant. Cosmos Creations is a company that produces puffed corn meal snacks. At the new plant site, it might just look like piles … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove H.S. Vandalized Overnight

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Early Friday morning a golf cart was stolen from the Hidden Valley Golf Course and used to vandalize Cottage Grove High School. The communications director for the South Lane School District, Garrett Bridgens, said at about 4 a.m. Friday an alarm notified the school district of a break in. A golf … Continue reading »

Officer Shoots Woman After Pursuit

ALBANY, Ore. — A Springfield officer shot a woman just outside Albany after she led police on an early morning chase. The woman, from Springfield, is in the hospital listed in critical condition. It all started in Springfield when police officers spotted a stolen SUV. The driver of the SUV, Amanda Gatewood, led them on … Continue reading »

Officer Involved Shooting Near I-5

UPDATE (11:55 A.M.): Springfield Police say they pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips were used. Police say the vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance … Continue reading »

Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 ‘get set’ evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir. Spot fires are flaring up near the mobile home park and on the Middle Fork Ranger … Continue reading »

Crews Move Turbine Off Road

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Crews are still working to remove a huge piece of industrial equipment blocking an off ramp on Highway 126. Drivers are still being detoured from the 42nd Street exit. The massive turbine had traveled 3,000 miles from Kansas, but it rolled off the truck about a mile from its final destination. Crews … Continue reading »

Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. The dryer is still secured to its trailer, no one was injured in the crash. It is roughly 50 feet long, 19 feet high and weighs nearly 69 tons. The turbine was in … Continue reading »

Search for Man & 4 Kids Underway

EUGENE, Ore. – Police need help finding a man they say violated his restraining order by not returning his four children to their mother. EPD says the man, Torata Tanaka, may be taking the children out of country, maybe Canada or his native country of Japan. The oldest child is 10 years old. The other three children are … Continue reading »

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