Employees React to Wendy’s Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of employees from local Wendy’s restaurants say they’re still in shock after losing their jobs unexpectedly this weekend. This comes after word all of the chain’s restaurants in Eugene and Springfield are closing. Aside from the lights being off and doors locked, customers and employees at the restaurants received no notice … Continue reading »

Missing Man May Be in Lane County

ALSEA, Ore. — Deputies say a Gresham man missing for five days may be in Lane County. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says Collin Ferguson’s car was found in Alsea in Benton County by a forest ranger who said it hadn’t moved for several days. Ferguson was last seen at a store near his vehicle … Continue reading »

Springfield Holds 17th Annual MLK March

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents in Springfield took part in Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations Monday. Dozens of people gathered in front of the Springfield Justice Center where Mayor Christine Lundberg spoke to the crowd before they marched to Springfield High School. There, they heard from more community leaders and also essay contest winners from Springfield … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Life-Saving Lessons

EUGENE, Ore. — One look at Sean Mondragon, a 44-year-old PE instructor at Lane Community College, and you’d probably say he’s in good health. But about two weeks ago, his relationship with his daughter was put to the ultimate test. “It was pretty scary,” said Sean’s daughter Sophia Mondragon. Just after Christmas, Mondragon’s wife awoke … Continue reading »

House Fire in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– One person is hospitalized after an early morning house fire on Monday. It happened on the 500 block of North 39th Street in Springfield at about 4:10 a.m. Firefighters say the fire started in one of the bedrooms and smoke quickly filled the home. Two men were inside at the time of the … Continue reading »

Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

LEBANON, Ore. — A search underway in Lebanon for a man accused of robbing a deli at gunpoint. Detectives say it happened around 10:30 Sunday morning at Peppers Deli, on the 2700 block of S Santiam Highway. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money, before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect … Continue reading »

Ill Student’s Condition Improving

EUGENE, Ore. — Health officials say the University of Oregon student infected with Neisseria Meningococcemia is stabilizing. They say she’s being treated at a hospital in her hometown. On campus, word of this bacterial infection is spreading quickly. Many students say they’re concerned after learning a fellow student was diagnosed with the bacterial infection that … Continue reading »

Student Diagnosed with Bacterial Illness

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon student has been diagnosed with neisseria meningococcemia, a bacterial illness that can lead to meningitis, which can be very serious, and even deadly. Lane County Public Health says 800 people have been exposed. It sent the following press release Friday afternoon explaining more about the illness: Lane County … Continue reading »

Homicide Investigation in Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A homicide investigation is under way in southern Lane County, after a shooting at a home on 39000 block of Lower Brice Creek Road in Cottage Grove. It happened at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say when they arrived to the area they found a man with a gunshot wound. The … Continue reading »

Uptick in Child Porn?

EUGENE, Ore. — The FBI has arrested a man on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Tom Jeremy Ossana, 41, was arrested at his Eugene home Wednesday morning after investigators served a search warrant. Ossana is charged via a criminal complaint and made his first court appearance Wednesday in Eugene. That child pornography … Continue reading »

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