Thurston Cell Phone Tower Catches Fire

THURSTON, Ore. — It appears a cell phone tower caught fire near the Thurston High School softball field. Several crews responded to reports of a fire near 62nd Place and A Street. We will update this story with more details as they become available.

Family Asks for New Crosswalks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A family of a young boy hit by a car at a pedestrian crosswalk in Springfield a year ago is celebrating his recovery. On Sept. 11, Kaleb Oyervides was hit while walking across a Main Street crosswalk. On Friday, his family says he still has some restrictions on activities due to the … Continue reading »

Man Found Dead in Barn Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pleasant Hill Fire Department says a man died after a barn fire broke out in the 85000 block of Dilley Lane. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was 36-year-old Nicholas Wize. Investigators found his body inside the burning barn just before 8 a.m. It’s unknown how long Wize was … Continue reading »

Fire Chief Responds to Controversy

GOSHEN, Ore. — A fire chief surrounded in controversy is speaking out about the volunteers who are questioning his leadership. Several firefighters have quit the Goshen Rural Fire Protection District over the last few months because of a rift with Chief David Wolting. In letters submitted to the district, they’ve questioned Wolting’s leadership and what they say … Continue reading »

Albany Holds 9/11 Commemoration

ALBANY, Ore. — The anniversary of 9/11 is being remembered around Western Oregon Thursday. Dozens of people gathered Thursday morning in front of the Linn County Courthouse – not only to honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago, but to honor and appreciate the work first responders continue to do. “September 11, 2001,” … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

Obama to Lay Out ISIS Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy for handling ISIS in a prime-time address to the nation. The terrorist group has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria. In the Sunni militants’ efforts to create a caliphate, or Islamic state, it has left a trail of brutality. It … Continue reading »

Janay Rice Defends Husband

EUGENE, Ore. — Janay Rice’s continued defense of her husband, former NFL player Ray Rice, has many questioning why victims stay in abusive relationships. While this is a very public case, it isn’t an isolated one. It’s estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience violence in their lifetimes and those … Continue reading »

H&M Opening Wednesday at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — The doors to the brand new H&M will open Wednesday at 12:00 p.m., an opening officials from Valley River Center are calling exciting. The store offers women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as accessories. It is opening in a space left vacant when Emporium closed in 2004 which is why Valley … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Monitoring Mystery Virus

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is keeping an eye on the mystery illness, that is continuing to sicken thousands of children in at least 12 states throughout the US. The culprit is believed to be Enterovirus 68, but this isn’t the first outbreak in the US. “It does circulate every few years. … Continue reading »

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