Residents React to Cuba Announcement

EUGENE, Ore. — A new era in relations between the United States and the community country of Cuba has begun. The move comes after both nations had an exchange of prisoners, including an American who had been held for five years. Local residents who have ties to Cuba say they think this move will help … Continue reading »

American Prisoner Released

WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN. President Obama is expected to announce Gross’ release at noon. Gross’ … Continue reading »

Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from dozens of community members Tuesday morning, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and by a narrow margin, after hours of discussion, the board … Continue reading »

Veneta Residents React to Arrest

VENETA, Ore. — The tight-knit Veneta community is talking about the arrest of a woman, accused of being the driver in a hit-and-run. The suspect, Isabel McDaniel, is accused of hitting and killing Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga here on 54th and Main on Thursday night. His son, Julio Ortiz, was also hit and suffered minor injuries. Veneta … Continue reading »

Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Arraigned

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veneta woman accused of killing a man during a hit and run in Springfield appeared before a judge for the first time Monday. 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was arraigned at the Lane County Jail to face several charges including criminally negligent homicide, fatal hit and run, and tampering with evidence. McDaniel is … Continue reading »

Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

EUGENE, Ore. — Several Eugene residents don’t have a place to live Sunday night after an early morning fire destroyed their house in South Eugene. ¬†Two firefighters were also hurt. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it’s unsure how many people were living in the house on South Willamette Street when the fire broke out, but … Continue reading »

Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

EUGENE, Ore. — On this side of the country, fans are excited the Ducks quarterback will be flying home with the Heisman, making University of Oregon history. The third time’s the charm—Mariota, the third Duck to be a Heisman finalist but the first ever to win. Local fans are feeling the excitement as well and … Continue reading »

Power Out for Thousands

UPDATE — Power has been restored. EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB was reporting major outages starting around 3:15 p.m. Saturday. They said thousands in Eugene were without power. Traffic lights at multiple intersections in the downtown area were out. Eugene Police are asking drivers to treat the intersections like four-way stops.   There is no estimated … Continue reading »

Man Killed in Hit-and-Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department is still searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday night. Officers say two men were on their way home from the grocery store here when they were hit at the intersection of 54th and Main Street. Family members say they’re torn up about what happened, … Continue reading »

Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect Continues

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The search is on for vehicle and driver wanted in connection with fatal hit-and-run. Surveillance video is expected to be released Friday. Springfield police say the vehicle was captured on video as it passed and LTD bus by their board camera. It happened at 54th and Main in Springfield just after 6 … Continue reading »

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