Friends React to Murder Arrest

SWEET HOME, Ore. – A man has been charged with the murder of a Sweet Home woman, more than two weeks after she was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest. Friends of the victim, 36-year-old Heaven Angel King, are still trying to digest and understand the accusations. Austin Louis Rolfe, 33, was arraigned in the Lane … Continue reading »

Suspect Arraigned for Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death. The suspect was arraigned in the Lane County Jail on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old Austin Louis Rolfe was booked on July 9, the same day Heaven King was found … Continue reading »

Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped 10 to 12 percent; in particular, sheathing and sanded plywood. Those are materials the mill produced. “I think overall, it was too dramatic of … Continue reading »

Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

ALBANY, Ore. — Police say more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are now safe, after investigators found them stacked in an Albany garage – but now they need new homes. Police say 58-year-old Pamela O’Brien is facing multiple charges, including animal neglect for hoarding the animals in her garage on the 2200 block of … Continue reading »

Mill Fire Fallout: Dead Fish, Asbestos

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — New information is surfacing about the fallout caused by the fire at the Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill. Not only did the fire destroy the mill, and force 250 people out of work, it also had an impact on the local environment. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency released a … Continue reading »

Mill Fire Linked to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Last week’s mill fire in Springfield could have been the cause of a fish die-off, along a section of the Willamette River. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the fish probably died at the time of the fire. Samples collected the same day found a high pH both near the … Continue reading »

Hearing Held for Accused Killer

SALEM, Ore. — The widow of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen met face to face with her husband’s accused killer for the first time Wednesday. Chris’ widow, Kristie Kilcullen, attended a hearing in Salem for Cheryl Kidd, hoping to make the case to keep Kidd in the Oregon State Hospital. Wednesday’s initial hearing was … Continue reading »

Time for Trenton

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Depending on who you are, time has its own meaning. It can measure from past to present or present to future. In Cottage Grove, time is on Ronnie Nowak’s mind every day. “They said three to six months,” said Ronnie Nowak. When she thinks of her 6-year-old grandson, Trenton Nowak, who … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

CRESWELL, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in relation to a fatal fire in Creswell on July 16, 2014. Deputies arrested Eugene Whitehall, 42, following an arson investigation into a house fire on Bryant Road in Creswell. Investigators found two bodies at the scene. The two victims were identified as … Continue reading »

World Junior Championships Kick Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday. The meet is the premiere track and field event for junior athletes around the world. Track and field fans are pumped up for this international competition, it’s not just fans in Eugene who come to support but people as far as … Continue reading »

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