• Douglas County Fire Restrictions

    Douglas County Fire Restrictions

    August 28, 2014

    The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level from high to extreme Monday.

    Police Activity Closes Highway 34

    Police Activity Closes Highway 34

    August 28, 2014

    The westbound lanes of Highway 34 are closed near I-5. The Jackson’s Chevron is taped off and employees have been advised to not speak to the media. ODOT says that motorists should anticipate delays and avoid the area if possible.

    Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

    Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

    August 27, 2014

    The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 'get set' evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir.

    Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

    Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

    August 27, 2014

    Police are warning people not to leave valuables in their cars, after an increase in break-ins at Spencer's Butte. Eugene Police says they've been getting at least three calls a day from people saying they had things stolen from their car.

    Room to Open to Escape Smoke in Oakridge

    Room to Open to Escape Smoke in Oakridge

    August 27, 2014

    Lane County Emergency Management is opening a room in Oakridge Thursday so people can get a break from smoke. The air quality index has reached the “unhealthy" range for the first time this year in the Oakridge Area, because of wildfire smoke from the Deception Complex.

    Fire Damages House in Creswell

    Fire Damages House in Creswell

    August 27, 2014

    A Creswell homeowner doesn't know where to turn after losing her home of 23 years to a fire. Smoke billowed out of windows Wednesday afternoon and crews worked hard to douse the flames. This happened around 4:30 p.m. at the corner of 2nd and A Street in Creswell.

    Web Extra: Riley and Brennan

    Web Extra: Riley and Brennan

    August 27, 2014

    Oregon State's Mike Riley and Brent Brennan discuss the receiver options for the Beavers and how important a win against Portland State is for the program.

    Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

    Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

    August 27, 2014

    A generous community member stepped up to help a man whose tricycle was stolen. Evan McClendon says this isn't just the end but a new beginning, after his tricycle was stolen over the weekend from his apartment.

    Police Look for Man and 4 Children

    Police Look for Man and 4 Children

    August 27, 2014

    Police looking for a man and his four kids. He is accused of violating a custody agreement. Police say they got the call saying Torata Tanaka did not return his children to their mother, which violates a custody agreement between the two parents.

    Health Center Holds Grand Opening

    Health Center Holds Grand Opening

    August 27, 2014

    A new community health center is now open in west Eugene, and it's a first for that area. The Brookside Clinic on the corner of 18th Avenue and Chambers Street is the fifth community health center in Lane County.

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    August 27, 2014

    Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn't mean we're doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can't be recycled, like paper cups and food containers.

    Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

    Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

    August 27, 2014

    Local fire departments now have the ability to save even more lives, thanks to a generous gift Wednesday. The McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers Club donated 35 sets of oxygen masks, that specifically fit dogs and cats, to five local fire departments.

    Crews Move Turbine Off Road

    Crews Move Turbine Off Road

    August 27, 2014

    Crews are still working to remove a huge piece of industrial equipment blocking an off ramp on Highway 126. Drivers are still being detoured from the 42nd Street exit. The massive turbine had traveled 3,000 miles from Kansas.

    Klamath Officer Shot; Suspect Sought

    Klamath Officer Shot; Suspect Sought

    August 27, 2014

    The Klamath County District Attorney is releasing information on the shooting in Klamath Falls. A Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street at 11:34 a.m. when he was shot in the face and side.

    Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

    Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

    August 27, 2014

    Sprout! in Springfield. It's more than a farmers market. In the Sprout! commercial kitchen entrepreneurs are cooking up opportunity.

    Recall of HP, Compaq Laptop Power Cords

    Recall of HP, Compaq Laptop Power Cords

    August 27, 2014

    If you have an HP laptop, you might want to check your charging cord. HP is recalling six million power cords because they can overheat and catch fire. The recall affects cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 for HP and Compaq notebooks, as well as certain docking stations.

    CDC Employee Exposed to Ebola

    CDC Employee Exposed to Ebola

    August 27, 2014

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the health of one of its staff members after they were exposed to an international health worker in West Africa who tested positive for ebola.

    Girl Accidentally Kills Shooting Teacher

    Girl Accidentally Kills Shooting Teacher

    August 27, 2014

    The Arizona shooting instructor who was shot by his 9-year-old student Monday has died. Charles Vacca was standing next to the 9-year-old girl when she pulled the trigger on an Uzi machine gun. The recoil sent the weapon over her head, and Vacca was shot.

    Male Wolf OR-7 to Get New Collar

    Male Wolf OR-7 to Get New Collar

    August 27, 2014

    Biologists with the Department of Fish and Wildlife plan to capture the male wolf OR-7 to put a new tracking collar on him by the end of the year. OR-7 has traveled all over Oregon and into Northern California, but up until recently, biologists were not planning to re-collar the wolf.

    Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium

    Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium

    August 27, 2014

    Verizon Wireless and AT&T have installed over a hundred cell phone antennas throughout the stadium. The antennas are hidden behind the wrap around the field and in the light standards high above.

    Personal Trainer Hosts CASA Fundraiser

    Personal Trainer Hosts CASA Fundraiser

    August 27, 2014

    Local trainer Gary Gonzalez with Move Well Personal Training has organized a fundraiser to help out a young 10-year-old girl involved with CASA get the back to school supplies she needs.

    DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

    DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

    August 27, 2014

    The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county.

    Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

    Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

    August 27, 2014

    Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. Crews are working to remove the turbine with a specialized crane. ODOT says the ramp will likely be closed most of the day.

    LCSO: Man Beat, Doused in Lighter Fluid

    LCSO: Man Beat, Doused in Lighter Fluid

    August 27, 2014

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they say assaulted his roommate and then doused him in lighter fluid. The two were listening to music at the time of the attack.

    Search for Man & 4 Kids Underway

    Search for Man & 4 Kids Underway

    August 27, 2014

    Police need help finding a man they say violated his restraining order by not returning his four children to their mother. Police say the man, Torata Tanaka, may be taking the children out of country, maybe Canada or his native country of Japan.

    Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

    Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

    August 26, 2014

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way.

    Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

    Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

    August 26, 2014

    Between the rolling hills and tall trees, Willamalane plans on building a trail system in the Thurston Hills. This comes after Willamalane bought nearly 700 acres of land in the Thurston Hills, something the parks and recreation department said it's been working on for years.

    Residents Protecting the Simpsons Mural

    Residents Protecting the Simpsons Mural

    August 26, 2014

    The Simpsons mural continues to draw in fans one day after it was unveiled in Springfield. People checking out the mural Tuesday say they believe it's a great addition to the city and will draw people from all over to town.

    A Couple’s Safety Message for Drivers

    A Couple's Safety Message for Drivers

    August 26, 2014

    A Springfield couple is warning others about distracted driving, after they saw the devastation it can cause in a matter of seconds.

    Stolen Museum Coins Recovered

    Stolen Museum Coins Recovered

    August 26, 2014

    About a half-century after someone stole coins from a Corvallis museum, detectives stumbled upon them by chance, and returned them to the museum to once again go up on display.

    WHO Calls for E-Cigarette Regulations

    WHO Calls for E-Cigarette Regulations

    August 26, 2014

    E-cigarettes were marketed as the answer to the foul results of tobacco smoke. But the World Health Organization now suggests the vapors from e-cigarettes increase the levels of toxins in the air, including nicotine.

    New Corvallis Museum Campaign

    New Corvallis Museum Campaign

    August 26, 2014

    A Corvallis couple has presented the Benton County Historical Society with a $1 million challenge: if it raises $1 million in donations by the end of Feb. 2015, the couple will match it. The society is planning to open a new museum in Corvallis by 2017 - but it still needs community support.

    Support for Ferguson Officer Grows

    Support for Ferguson Officer Grows

    August 26, 2014

    As a Missouri grand jury considers whether to bring charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, support is growing for the police officer involved in the case. Very little is known about who Officer Darren Wilson is or where he is.

    Naked Man Arrested at Hemp Expo

    Naked Man Arrested at Hemp Expo

    August 26, 2014

    A 27-year-old Grants Pass man was arrested by Oregon State Police troopers early Sunday morning, following a disturbance at the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Josephine County.

    Social Media Impacts Investigations

    Social Media Impacts Investigations

    August 26, 2014

    The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly.

    Expanding Earthquake Warning System

    Expanding Earthquake Warning System

    August 26, 2014

    If a quake were to strike south of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and rupture north, Eugene would get about a 2 minute warning...

    School Bond Back on Springfield Ballot

    School Bond Back on Springfield Ballot

    August 26, 2014

    For the second time in a year, voters will again have the opportunity to improve their schools. The Springfield School Board approved a measure Monday night that will put a $71 million bond on the November ballot.

    Special Reunion at Holt International

    Special Reunion at Holt International

    August 25, 2014

    She's been called the mother of all of Korea's orphans. On Monday she stopped in Eugene. For some it's been years since they saw Molly Holt, the woman who's continued her parents legacy of helping orphaned and abandoned children in Korea.

    Community Help Replace Stolen Tricycle

    Community Help Replace Stolen Tricycle

    August 25, 2014

    Evan McClendon is a student at the University of Oregon who suffers from a neuromuscular disorder. He has extremely weak legs and feet, and his only way to get around is on his tricycle until Sunday morning when it was stolen.

    Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

    Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

    August 25, 2014

    An iconic day for the City of Springfield as it unveiled the anticipated Simpsons mural downtown. For over two decades, one family has been embraced all over the world and today, that family came to life in Springfield.

    Wells Tested Around Race Event

    Wells Tested Around Race Event

    August 25, 2014

    Sprint jet boat races are likely coming back to Lebanon this weekend after the State Watermaster gave the event a preliminary green light - despite neighbors' concerns about their wells drying up.

    Earthquake Building Standards

    Earthquake Building Standards

    August 25, 2014

    Bridges aren't the only structures around town that could run into problems, local buildings might not be able to withstand a strong seismic event.

    Seismic Bridge Safety

    Seismic Bridge Safety

    August 25, 2014

    The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state's oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a major earthquake shook the Willamette Valley.

    Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

    Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

    August 25, 2014

    There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It's all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. Fire crews can't predict where exactly lightning will strike and if a wildfire will spark, but predicting the weather is useful in the fire fight.

    Students Return to School in Ferguson

    Students Return to School in Ferguson

    August 25, 2014

    After a nearly two-week delay, students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District finally began classes Monday morning. Students were supposed to start on August 14, but the unrest in Ferguson caused the delay.

    Apple Issues iPhone 5 Battery Recall

    Apple Issues iPhone 5 Battery Recall

    August 25, 2014

    If you’re having trouble with you iPhone 5 battery, then you may be eligible for a free replacement. Apple said, “A very small percentage” of iPhone 5 smartphones may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”

    City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

    City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

    August 25, 2014

    The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City's Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there's a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own se

    Back to School Tips

    Back to School Tips

    August 25, 2014

    Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps.

    Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

    Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

    August 25, 2014

    The wildfires make up the Deception Complex and consist of the Staley Fire, Deception Fire, Green Lake Fire, Davey Fire, and Pool Fire. The fires have burned 445 acres as of Monday morning and are 53 percent contained.

    Oregon Ranks as Least Corrupt State

    Oregon Ranks as Least Corrupt State

    August 25, 2014

    The study, conducted by scientists at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per hundred thousand public employees, the least in the country.