Local Crisis Response Dog Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene therapy dog who responded to disasters across the country, including 9/11, passed away Friday. The dog’s owner is now sharing her pet’s heroic story. When Cindy Ehlers got her dog Tikva 14 years ago, she never imagined how many lives her fluffy, grey Keeshond would touch. “It was all part … Continue reading »

Powerful Message at Interfaith Service

EUGENE, Ore. — All different types of religions gathered Wednesday night for an interfaith prayer service. It’s a service that started 12 years ago after the 9/11 attacks. The First Christian Church holds the service every month on the 11th. Every September 11, the event holds even more meaning. During the service a man sang … Continue reading »

Veterans Reflect on 9/11 Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — For many community members, Wednesday was day to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. For many local vets, the 9/11 attack drastically changed their lives. As flags around the city flew at half-staff, many people who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan say they celebrate their freedom and use September … Continue reading »

9/11 Interfaith Prayer Service

EUGENE, Ore. — An interfaith prayer service will provide an opportunity for people to reflect on the lives lost in the September 11 attacks. Those of all faith communities are invited to pray for peace in the future while remembering the event. The prayer service runs from 7-8 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 1166 … Continue reading »

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Remember 9/11

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff Wednesday in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. “We pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001, and honor the men and women who serve and protect … Continue reading »

911 Outage: Blue River

BLUE RIVER, Ore. – 911 service has been restored for residents living in Blue River. It was disrupted earlier Monday. Century Link is investigating the cause.

A Day in the Life of a 911 Dispatcher

EUGENE, Ore. — When 911 is called, it’s hard to think about anything other than the emergency. But what about who is on the other end of the line, providing help during stressful situations. Employees who work at the 911 Communications Center say it’s a job that isn’t for everyone. The demand requires the ability to make … Continue reading »

911 Outage Caused by Faulty Battery

EUGENE, Ore, — Eugene Police says a faulty battery in the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) was to blame for a 9-1-1 outage Friday night. The UPS provides a line of service between the power company to Central Lane Communications. EPD says an outage like this is very rare. It says it’s tweaking the system to … Continue reading »

Power Outage Downs 911 for Lane County

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a power outage knocked out 911 lines for much of Lane County on Friday afternoon. A spokesperson for EPD says that the outage caused emergency lines to go out in the Central Lane Service Area. Police radios were also out for a brief period, but were … Continue reading »

Willamette H.S. Unveils American Flag

EUGENE, Ore. — All eyes were focused on the rafters at Willamette High School Tuesday night, as the school lowered a massive American flag. Slowly and proudly, the school, for the first time, revealed a grand version of Old Glory. Once lowered, it hung just feet from floor. The idea came from a group of … Continue reading »

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