Health Insurance Deadline Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday is the last day to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. A local tax accountant says his office talked with hundreds of clients, informing them of the quickly-approaching deadline. Opting out of health insurance comes at a price this year on your tax return. Open enrollment for insurance … Continue reading »

Home a Total Loss After Fire

DORENA, Ore. — A fast-moving fire destroyed a Lane County man’s home, and now some residents are asking why firefighters didn’t respond. Neighbors say the Red Cross is helping the Dorena man after his house burned to the ground Saturday evening. They say the man turned down medical help from first responders even though he … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Eugene Home

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Springfield Fire Department is investigating a Saturday morning house fire on Sterling Drive. The fire started shortly before 4:30 a.m. Fire investigators and the Eugene Police Department are trying to figure out what caused the fire in the abandoned home in North Eugene. Neighbors told the fire department that at one … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigating Shooting

Eugene, Ore. – A man is behind bars accused of shooting a teenager near Roosevelt and Highway 99. Eugene police arrested 22-year-old Dyllon Welker after he turned himself into authorities Friday night. He’s charged with first degree assault. Around 6:30 p.m. paramedics rushed an 18-year-old with a stomach wound to the hospital. A man in … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Resigns

SALEM, Ore. — Embattled Oregon Governor Kitzhaber resigned from office in Salem Friday, following months of controversy and questions surrounding he and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes. This comes after key Democratic allies urged him to step down Thursday. Senate President Peter Courtney told reporters he and House Speaker Tina Kotek asked Kitzhaber to resign. Also, Oregon … Continue reading »

School Bus vs. Truck Crash

UPDATE (5:30 P.M.) The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the pickup, 49-year-old Johnnie Sayles, was given a citation for Driving Under the Influence. LCSO says there were at least 25 elementary age students on the bus at the time of the accident, and one was taken for a medical evaluation for non-life threatening … Continue reading »

Brown Releases Statement About Return

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown released a statement Thursday regarding her early return from a conference in Washington, D.C. Here is the full statement: “Late Tuesday afternoon, I received a call from the Governor while I was in Washington, DC at a Secretaries of State conference. He asked me to come … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber to Stay in Office

Portland, Ore — Governor John Kitzhaber is speaking for the first time after a day of speculation that he would resign. It caps what was a wild day in Oregon politics where the governor held private meetings with high ranking state leaders and some say he almost stepped down. As news came down of Oregon … Continue reading »

Secretary of State Returning to Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is abruptly returning to Oregon from a conference in Washington, D.C., KGW-TV reports. Brown would be the person to replace Governor John Kitzhaber if he were to resign in the midst of the controversy surrounding his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, the station reports. Interim Communications Director Amy … Continue reading »

County Deputies Search for Wanted Man

DEADWOOD, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in three counties, and it says he could be armed. Deputies believe Joshua Barnett lives in Deadwood. They went to his home in an armored vehicle around 6 a.m. Wednesday, but they weren’t able to find him. The 41-year-old is wanted … Continue reading »

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