Police Restrain Teen on Drugs

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are warning about the dangers of drugs, after police had to restrain a teen who they say was acting strangely. Officers were dispatched to disorderly juveniles in the 2900 block of Summit Terrace Drive around 5:08 a.m. Sunday. Dispatch advised the officers that two teen males had taken an unknown drug … Continue reading »

Oakleigh Meadow Project Delayed

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene co-housing community’s plans are being pushed back by the Oregon Court of Appeals. The project manager for Oakleigh Meadow says the Oregon Court of Appeals pushed their case back to the Lane Use Board of Appeals, delaying any groundbreaking on the project by about six months. Each month the co-housing … Continue reading »

Adult Shop Robbed at Knifepoint

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police say an adult shop in Corvallis was robbed at knifepoint late Friday night. Corvallis Police say a man entered the Adult Shop on NW 9th Street Friday night and waited for about an hour for all the other customers to leave. When he was alone with the store clerk, police say … Continue reading »

Springfield Illuminates with LED Lights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A crowd gathered in downtown Springfield Friday night for a celebration of light as Springfield turned on dozens of new LED downtown lights. The crowd cheered as the glow of the lights illuminated a downtown that needed some work. “For me being you know a single person, not feeling great walking down … Continue reading »

Another Mass Vax Clinic for UO Students

Eugene, Ore. — Yet another meningitis vaccine clinic involving University of Oregon students Friday night, after a fifth student was diagnosed with meningococcemia. The bacterial infection already led to the death of one student, last month. Friday’s mass vaccination clinic was held for residents at the Capstone Apartments downtown Eugene, called 13th & Olive. The 19-year-old … Continue reading »

UO: 5th Confirmed Meningococcemia Case

EUGENE, Ore. — A fifth student is confirmed to have contracted a deadly form of meningitis. He was admitted into the hospital on Thursday and was responsive. Health officials say he reported his symptoms early. The 19-year-old sophomore was in a fraternity and lives in an off-campus apartment. Health officials say they’ve already talked to … Continue reading »

Woman Jumps Off I-105 Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a woman, who was on fire, threw herself over the side of a bridge. Mary Johanna Gawenda, 39, of Eugene, has what appear to be non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Portland hospital Thursday afternoon for burn treatment. She had been reported missing on March 10 by a … Continue reading »

Witnesses Help Catch Bank Robber

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A bank robbery suspect is under arrest, and Springfield police say he was caught thanks to some heroic actions by witnesses. The robbery happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Bank branch inside the Albertsons grocery store at 58th and Main Street. Police say the suspect, armed with a BB … Continue reading »

Creswell Coach Arrested in Sting

CRESWELL, Ore. — A coach in Creswell is facing charges, accused of online sexual corruption of a minor. Garrett William Nevergold, 25, was arrested Wednesday morning in Eugene. He is the assistant baseball coach of the varsity team. Police say his arrest was part of a sting, and they picked up two people on similar … Continue reading »

Former Thurston H.S. Employee Arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A former Springfield School District employee has been arrested, accused of providing prescription drugs to a student. Police say 28-year-old Jeffrey Robert Braswell was arrested Thursday at his Springfield home. They say on three occasions Braswell provided Hydrocodone to a 16-year-old student at Thurston High School. Police say the student’s parents found … Continue reading »

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