Veneta Caregiver Arrested for Stealing

VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta couple is facing charges after being accused of stealing a significant amount of cash from an elderly man in the woman’s care. Investigators say the couple, Jason and Eva Cagle, took advantage of an elderly man in poor health, stealing nearly $100,000 in cash. Eva was a caregiver for the … Continue reading »

Red Cross Teaches Disaster Training

EUGENE, Ore. — An earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile. A landslide partially wiped out a town in Northwestern Washington. Natural disasters are unpredictable, but Red Cross Preparedness Coordinator Henry Soderberg says if you know what to do, you can increase your chances of survival. “Being informed, what kind of disasters can we expect? … Continue reading »

Local Dealership’s Recall Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — The head of General Motors continues to get grilled in Washington DC over the massive recall believed to be tied to 13 deaths. Members of a Senate panel are accusing GM of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch and it’s left a lot of vehicle owners with questions. This … Continue reading »

Whoville Supporters Fined During Protest

EUGENE, Ore. — A dozen homeless camping supporters are facing hefty fines after receiving citations during a protest Tuesday night. The city of Eugene says there are no new plans in place right now for clearing the campsite at the corner of Broadway and Hilyard. But last week the city announced the clearing of the … Continue reading »

Eugene Homeless Campers on the Move

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local homeless campers were on the move Tuesday, after police temporarily closed the old federal building plaza. At the Broadway and Hilyard site, the only remains of the homeless camp that was there for months is some garbage and a pile of wooden crates. Homeless campers have been at this campsite … Continue reading »

Lane Tables Medical Marijuana Moratorium

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted not to move forward with a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities. Nearly two dozen people addressed Lane County commissioners Tuesday. Not one was for the moratorium. The common theme was if you put a moratorium in place you’re forcing people to turn to the black … Continue reading »

Will Rest Stops Help Eugene Homeless?

EUGENE, Ore. – The term “rest stops” is used a lot in Eugene, but many people aren’t sure exactly what they are or how they work. The city came up with the idea for rest stops to provide a safe place for the homeless to sleep. The latest proposed site is Leo Harris Drive, near … Continue reading »

City To Clear Homeless Campers

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene will start clearing out the homeless camp at the corner of Broadway and Hilyard starting Tuesday, but campers say they want more time.  Those who’ve been camping at the site said they’re not happy with the way the city’s eliminating their camp. But, the city of Eugene said … Continue reading »

Junction City Drug Bust Suspects Return

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Just days after six people were arrested in Junction City in a drug bust, a number of the suspects have been released. Now neighbors say they’re back at the house police raided. Police arrested six people and took three children into protective custody Friday morning in the 1100 block of Juniper … Continue reading »

Local Woman Helps Mudslide Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local woman with close ties to the Washington state mudslide is asking for the community’s help to bring some relief to those affected by the disaster. Amber Collins, a Springfield resident, has been at the Wal-Mart on Olympic Street asking for donations to send to Oso to help others affected. Also … Continue reading »

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