• Drive-by Shooter Arrested

    Drive-by Shooter Arrested

    October 23, 2014

    The man Eugene Police say pulled the trigger in a gang-related drive-by shooting is behind bars. Eugene Police detectives and Springfield Police arrested 19 year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon.

    77 Sears and K-Mart Stores Closing

    77 Sears and K-Mart Stores Closing

    October 23, 2014

    It's a a not-so Merry Christmas for Sears and K-mart. Seventy-seven of the stores are set to close soon, cutting 5,300 jobs in the process. Most of the Sears and K-mart locations will close before the holiday season.

    Funnel Cloud Leaves Damage near Longview

    Funnel Cloud Leaves Damage near Longview

    October 23, 2014

    A possible tornado damaged property and uprooted trees near Longview, Washington. Crews are trying to repair what the storm left behind. Roofs blew off and some fires set after the severe weather knocked down power lines.

    Kitzhaber Support Drops In Recent Poll

    Kitzhaber Support Drops In Recent Poll

    October 23, 2014

    If the results of a recent Survey USA poll keep through election day, challenger Dennis Richardson will likely come out on top due to the scandal surrounding current Governor John Kitzhaber's fiance, Cylvia Hayes.

    Claim 52 Brewing Opens In Springfield

    Claim 52 Brewing Opens In Springfield

    October 23, 2014

    A Eugene brewery is staking claim on a new location in Springfield. Started back in 2012, Claim 52 Brewing will now serve up handcrafted beers at the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Sprout! Regional Food Hub on 4th Street.

    Bridge Worker Dies in Coos Bay

    Bridge Worker Dies in Coos Bay

    October 23, 2014

    Police say it looks like the death of a man who was working on a bridge in Coos Bay was accidental. Oregon State Police say 52-year-old Mark Fortune of Florence died after apparently driving his pickup truck off a platform at the McCullough Bridge.

    Barrier to be Installed at Crash Site

    Barrier to be Installed at Crash Site

    October 23, 2014

    ODOT says there have been several crossover crashes in the area on Interstate 5 where Thursday's fatal crash happened. So what, if anything is being done to prevent them?

    Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

    Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

    October 23, 2014

    Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday's partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover.

    Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect

    Police Arrest Drive-by Shooting Suspect

    October 23, 2014

    Police say they've arrested a gang member accused in a drive-by shooting last week. Eugene and Springfield police arrested 19-year-old Victor Hugo Martinez Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop near Mohawk Road and Olympic Street.

    UO Students React to Task Force Report

    UO Students React to Task Force Report

    October 23, 2014

    The University of Oregon Senate Task Force is addressing sexual violence on campus. Students agree bringing this topic to the table is a step in the right direction, and they like the idea of tackling the issue head on.

    UO Takes Part in Making a Difference Day

    UO Takes Part in Making a Difference Day

    October 23, 2014

    Millions will take part in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, including University of Oregon students and staff. They've partnered with seven nonprofits around Eugene, including the Arc of Lane County, Greenhill Humane Society and Eugene Park Stewards.

    Skiers to Swap Gear this Weekend

    Skiers to Swap Gear this Weekend

    October 23, 2014

    Ski season is just around the corner, and this is the weekend to sell or save on gear. It's all part of the 45th Annual Ski Swap, which happens Friday and Saturday at the Lane Events Center.

    Sports Agent David Meltzer Visits UO

    Sports Agent David Meltzer Visits UO

    October 23, 2014

    is name is not Jerry Maguire, but parts of the Hollywood blockbuster were based on his experiences. On Thursday, super sports agent and author David Meltzer will speak at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business.

    UPDATE: Crash Victim’s Identity Released

    UPDATE: Crash Victim's Identity Released

    October 23, 2014

    Troopers have identified the driver killed in Thursday's crash on I-5. OSP says the car driven by Amber Forest was northbound on I-5 near milepost 237 when it went into the center median.

    Woman Sentenced for Stealing Car

    Woman Sentenced for Stealing Car

    October 23, 2014

    Tamela Trice was sentenced to serve 20 months in prison after she stole a car that had two kids inside at a Springfield Safeway last month. On Sept. 13, investigators say a mother went into Safeway on Main Street in Springfield.

    Bridge Closed During Death Investigation

    Bridge Closed During Death Investigation

    October 23, 2014

    A bridge is closed on the coast Thursday morning, and a death investigation is under way. Oregon State Police closed the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge on Highway 101 Wednesday night.

    UO Worker Saves Burning Building

    UO Worker Saves Burning Building

    October 23, 2014

    High praise from Eugene Springfield Fire. A woman who was taking a break, may have saved the Wesley Center from extensive fire damage. A fire started Wednesday afternoon in the kitchen of the center. Sarah Anderson works at the neighboring Duck Store.

    Tree Crashes onto House

    Tree Crashes onto House

    October 23, 2014

    Our first big fall storm of the season tested the rivers, the sewers and at times, even the homes, as several trees came down during the heavy rainfall and strong winds. A perfect example of some of the storm's rattling effects: a tree came crashing down on a Eugene home Wednesday afternoon.

    UO Task Force Addresses Sexual Violence

    UO Task Force Addresses Sexual Violence

    October 22, 2014

    The University of Oregon Senate Task Force took a major step in addressing sexual violence on campus Wednesday. The task force gave its recommendations to Interim President Scott Coltrane at its meeting.

    UO Students Support Love Your Melon Day

    UO Students Support Love Your Melon Day

    October 22, 2014

    Student athletes from the University of Oregon helped spread the message behind Love Your Melon Day Wednesday. Love Your Melon is a non-profit that looks to brighten the lives of children battling cancer. The mission is simple: for every hat purchased, a hat is given to a kid suffering from cancer.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    October 22, 2014

    EWEB and the city of Eugene have teamed up with Nearby Nature to create a water wise demonstration garden at Alton Baker Park. It shows you how to save water now to save time, money, and your yard during the drought months.

    County Commissioners Tour Coburg North

    County Commissioners Tour Coburg North

    October 22, 2014

    The former Monaco manufacturing site, Coburg North, is now fully leased. On Wednesday, Lane County commissioners took a tour to learn more about the jobs and developments happening in Coburg.

    ODOT Prepares for Local Storms

    ODOT Prepares for Local Storms

    October 22, 2014

    ODOT is on standby as these storms work their way through the area. The biggest concern is aerial flooding because of all the leaves on the road, but ODOT says crews are ready if there are any unexpected events like landslides or downed trees.

    Tree Falls in Eugene Neighborhood

    Tree Falls in Eugene Neighborhood

    October 22, 2014

    A big tree came crashing down in the Cal Young neighborhood Wednesday due to some intense winds. The tree fell around 2:30 p.m. on Robin Hood Avenue. The homeowner says their son was home and heard a loud noise.

    OSU Studies Sea Lion Population Decline

    OSU Studies Sea Lion Population Decline

    October 22, 2014

    A new study out of Oregon State University suggests sharks could be to blame for a declining sea lion population. Scientists say it's possible the Pacific sleeper shark are preying on the endangered Steller sea lions in Alaska.

    UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly

    UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly

    October 22, 2014

    The University of Oregon encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as way-finding signs, bike parking and fix-it stations throughout campus.

    Crews Continue Maintenance Work

    Crews Continue Maintenance Work

    October 22, 2014

    Staff at Lane Electric says they're keeping an eye on the weather patterns in case anything changes dramatically, but at this point they've got their normal response plan in place.

    Post-Op Heart Attack Trial

    Post-Op Heart Attack Trial

    October 22, 2014

    About one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgical procedure could suffer a heart injury referred to as a myocardial injury after a non-cardiac surgery or MINS. In total, approximately one million adults worldwide will die within 30 days after experiencing a MINS.

    Lebanon Woman Dies in Tractor Accident

    Lebanon Woman Dies in Tractor Accident

    October 22, 2014

    Deputies say Doris Jennings and another man were trying to remove an oak tree near Lebanon. They were using a chain to pull out the tree when the tractor's tires started to spin and it flipped.

    Garbage Truck Overturns

    Garbage Truck Overturns

    October 22, 2014

    Oregon State Police received a call about the incident just after 10:30 a.m. ODOT crews helped OSP in re-directing traffic at the intersection. OSP says incidents like this don't happen often and it didn't take long for them to clean up the mess. It says it believes the load on the truck was unsecur

    Storm Hits Coast

    Storm Hits Coast

    October 22, 2014

    Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea.

    Drywell Elimination Program

    Drywell Elimination Program

    October 22, 2014

    Drywells have historically been used in areas that don't have a connected storm water drainage system. The water goes into these underground storage and infiltration structures during a storm, but is meant to be a temporary fix. What happens is a lot of localized flooding.

    Cabela’s Honors Domestic Violence Victim

    Cabela's Honors Domestic Violence Victim

    October 22, 2014

    Cabela's is taking a stand against domestic violence. The outdoor outfitter is hosting Hunting for Home, Fishing for Families dinner and auction in Casey Wright's memory on Saturday, Oct. 25. All proceeds will benefit Womenspace.

    Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

    Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

    October 22, 2014

    Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday. A one-month-old, 13 pound bear cub wandered into the store in the afternoon.

    40% of Web Users Have Been Harassed

    40% of Web Users Have Been Harassed

    October 22, 2014

    New research is giving a detailed look at abusive behavior on the Web. Seventy-three percent of adult Internet users have witnessed someone be harassed online, and 40 percent have personally experienced it.

    Social Security Benefits to Increase

    Social Security Benefits to Increase

    October 22, 2014

    Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year.

    Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

    Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

    October 22, 2014

    The survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America also found 61 percent of firms are having a hard time filling professional positions, including project supervisors, estimators and engineers.

    Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

    Wanted Man Arrested Following Search

    October 22, 2014

    The car's passenger was not wearing a seat belt, provided a false name to the trooper, and then fled on foot. The passenger was identifies as Kristopher Allen Rice, 21, of Salem. Rice was wanted in Marion County on felony warrants.

    Public Provides Boost for Sick Leave Law

    Public Provides Boost for Sick Leave Law

    October 22, 2014

    The city of Eugene got a bit of guidance as it drafted rules for its new mandatory sick leave law. The city invited the community for a public discussion Tuesday night regarding the creation of administrative rules for the law that goes into effect next summer.

    Springfield Bond Measure Open House

    Springfield Bond Measure Open House

    October 21, 2014

    A similar bond but a new approach for the Springfield School District as it looks to replace Hamlin Middle School. Administration invited the community to learn more about its bond measure on next month's ballot.

    Bras for a Cure

    Bras for a Cure

    October 21, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an event that encourages artistic flair while raising money for breast cancer treatment kicked off Tuesday evening.

    UO Campus Prepares for Stormy Weather

    UO Campus Prepares for Stormy Weather

    October 21, 2014

    University of Oregon maintenance crews are busy clearing leaves from catch basins and gutters, after water worked its way into some campus buildings during Monday's rains. Water flooded into about 10 buildings on campus during the heavy downpour.

    Woman Accused of Hitting Man Twice

    Woman Accused of Hitting Man Twice

    October 21, 2014

    A domestic dispute took a rough turn in Eugene. A Eugene woman is accused of running over her boyfriend twice in one day. Both were taken to the Lane County Jail.

    EMU Renovation On Schedule, On Budget

    EMU Renovation On Schedule, On Budget

    October 21, 2014

    Construction at the EMU on the University of Oregon campus is on schedule and on budget. The renovation coordinator says the first two stages of the project are complete, which included building the new craft center, and demolishing the old building.

    Extra Police to Patrol OSU Campus

    Extra Police to Patrol OSU Campus

    October 21, 2014

    If you're commuting to Oregon State University on Wednesday, you'll see more troopers patrolling around campus. Oregon State Police says there have been problems around campus where cars and bikes aren't following traffic laws.

    Serenity Lane to Honor Community Members

    Serenity Lane to Honor Community Members

    October 21, 2014

    Wednesday is Serenity Lane's Community Awards Breakfast, where a long list of deserving individuals will receive recognition for their fight against alcohol and drug abuse. This is the third year for the breakfast, and more than a dozen people will be spotlighted.

    OSU President Gets 9% Raise

    OSU President Gets 9% Raise

    October 21, 2014

    How does a 9 percent pay raise sound? That's exactly what's coming to Oregon State University's president. The OSU Board of Trustees approved a raise for President Ed Ray on Friday. Right now he makes just over $485,000 a year. His raise will bump that up to more than $528,000 a year.

    Police Seize More Than 13 lbs. of Pot

    Police Seize More Than 13 lbs. of Pot

    October 21, 2014

    Police seized more than 13 pounds of marijuana in two separate traffic stops in Douglas County. Oregon State Police say they pulled over a 21-year-old woman for speeding at about 6:30 p.m. Monday near Roseburg.

    Lane County Approves Pot Sales Tax

    Lane County Approves Pot Sales Tax

    October 21, 2014

    Lane County commissioners are beating the ballot with marijuana sales tax. They voted four to one in favor of taxing recreational pot, should Measure 91 pass on Nov. 4. A clause in Measure 91 bans counties and cities from implementing their own taxes.

    Lane County Supports Air Station

    Lane County Supports Air Station

    October 21, 2014

    There's growing support to urge the Coast Guard to keep its air station open in Newport. The Lane County commissioners say the station in Newport is crucial to Lane County. They say it's the closest water emergency responder to the Florence coast.