Crews Monitor Fires Caused by Lightning

DEXTER, Ore. — Fire crews say with the weather calming down, the fire danger isn’t as severe. But, we’re not out of the woods just yet. The Willamette National Forest and Springfield Oregon Department of Forestry offices watching more than 80 fires. And while most have been lined and contained, that doesn’t mean they’re all … Continue reading »

Officer Shoots Dog, Residents Furious

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Questions are swirling and frustrations building, as residents wonder why a police officer shot a pit bull. It happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of S. 41st and Camellia Street. Springfield police say the officer responded to calls of an aggressive dog. The officer then tried to get the dog to come … Continue reading »

Dexter Fire Fully Lined

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping up the Dexter fire. Staff say most of the fires started Sunday night … Continue reading »

Lightning Sparked Fire Burns Near Dexter

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning strikes have sparked new wildfires in the Willamette Valley, including a fire burning near the town of Dexter. The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday about a dozen new fires were started overnight by the lightning. Crews say the Dexter fire has burned about 20 acres so far, and they feel … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is making its last push for donations this weekend. But, organizers said they still have a few thousand dollars to raise by Monday to make the event happen. Organizers said they received nearly $5,000 in donations this weekend. This all happened after a financial fall through on Friday … Continue reading »

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Highway

NEAR VIDA, Ore. — Highway 126 is now open after a fatal motorcycle crash closed the highway for hours Saturday morning. The McKenzie Highway was closed for about two hours Saturday morning as Oregon State Police tried to figure out what caused a motorcyclist to lose control and crash in the middle of the highway. … Continue reading »

UO President Gets Severance Package

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has an interim president after Michael Gottfredson’s sudden resignation. Why he quit is still unclear, but that’s not the only thing people are wondering about. During a meeting Thursday night, board members voted to not only accept Gottfredson’s resignation, but to also provide him with a nearly $950,000 … Continue reading »

UO Chooses Interim President

EUGENE, Ore. — Provost Scott Coltrane will be taking on the role of interim President of the University of Oregon. The UO’s Board of Trustees made the announcement after officially accepted former President Michael Gottfredson’s resignation Thursday evening. At the meeting, the board of trustees discussed Gottfredson’s time at the UO. They say he did … Continue reading »

Fire Contained on Fox Hollow Road

EUGENE, Ore. — The threat of evacuation is over after a large fire threatened homes in South Eugene Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews from around Lane County responded to the 32,000 block of Fox Hollow Road around 1:12 p.m., after receiving calls of a fire and possible explosions. “I looked up in the sky above the … Continue reading »

Huston’s Death Ruled Suicide

(KGW) DUNDEE, Ore. – A day after the body of missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston was found on a remote Sheridan property, officials have ruled her death a suicide. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Huston died of asphyxiation and the manner of her death was listed as a suicide. Her body was found … Continue reading »

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