Eugene Boy Gets New Heart

EUGENE, Ore. — Jarod Doerner is just 13-years-old and six weeks ago, he suddenly fell ill. He was transferred to the Standford Medical Center where his family was told it could take six months to a year for him to get a new heart. But not long after his name was put on the transplant … Continue reading »

Men Stop Alleged Robber

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a group of men helped stop a man who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store and stabbed the store clerk. Andrew Khuu is one of the men who stepped in to help the store clerk. He said he didn’t have to think twice about stepping in to help … Continue reading »

Several Fireworks Citations Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police and Eugene-Springfield Fire stayed busy during Fourth of July celebrations Friday night, responding to numerous calls involving illegal fireworks. Officials from both police and the fire department say not only did they responded to numerous calls Friday night, but police handed out several citations for possession of illegal fireworks. Police … Continue reading »

Girl Injured at 4th of July Parade

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a young girl was severely injured during the Harrisburg 4th of July parade. Deputies say the 7-year-old girl jumped off the float she was on with her dad. She fell, and then was ran over by a 10-foot single-axle trailer. The girl was taken to RiverBend Hospital … Continue reading »

Thousands Participate in Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — About 4,500 participants made it out to the 41st Annual Butte to Butte. While some records were broken, making that kind of history wasn’t everyone’s goal Friday morning. It was a tight race in the 10K Men’s Division with Chris Kwiatkowski taking first by mere seconds with a time of 30 minutes … Continue reading »

Deputies Name Teen Who Died at Falls

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has identified the name of the 16-year-old victim who died at Wildwood Falls Tuesday as Scott Alexander Smith from Aloha, Oregon. Deputies say it appears the boy was attempting to rescue his 13-year-old brother when he fell in. The two had been walking on along a rock … Continue reading »

Schley Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County judge sentenced a former high school trainer to three years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a student. Judge Debra Vogt told former athletic trainer Timothy Schley he violated the trust of the entire community when he began having a sexual relationship with a student athlete at … Continue reading »

Wildwood Falls Safety Questioned

DORENA, Ore. — The safety of a popular swimming hole is being called into question after a boy drowned there Tuesday afternoon. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old died after trying to save his 13-year-old brother who had slipped and fell into Wildwood Falls near Dorena. Rescue crews say the 13-year-old was able … Continue reading »

Divers Pull Body from Wildwood Falls

  UPDATE (July 3): The victim who died at Wildwood Falls has been identified as 16-year-old Scott Alexander Smith from Aloha, Oregon. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Divers pulled the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Wildwood Falls, east of Cottage Grove Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say it appears the boy was attempting to rescue his … Continue reading »

Memorial Services Planned for Gamez

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The family of an Oakridge woman found in a suitcase in Wisconsin is now planning her memorial. Jenny Gamez went missing in 2012. It was announced Monday that she is one of two women identified whose remains were found in suitcases near Geneva, Wisconsin in early June. The first body identified was … Continue reading »

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