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 »

Beavers Reflect on September 11

Web Extra: Riley, Welch, Kelly, Handford

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley: Oregon State linebacker D.J. Welch: Oregon State offensive lineman Colin Kelly: Oregon State cornerback Ryan Handford:

Man Displays 9/11 Memorial Flag

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is honoring those who died in the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago with a special display in his backyard. It’s getting the attention of neighbors and passersby. “More and more people need to fly the flag. We need to honor the country that we live in,” said Kim Ridley. … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Sergeant Plays Taps on 9/11

EUGENE, Ore. — Sergeant Loren Corner, a 25-year member of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, played his trumpet outside the Lane County Jail Tuesday morning as a part of Bugles Across America. Sgt. Corner played Taps four times, once at the exact minute each of the planes crashed back on September 11th, 2001, as a … Continue reading »

Local Residents Remember 9/11

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Local veterans and other groups are hosting events to remember those who died that day. Eugene Lane County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Loren Corner will play Taps in front of the Lane County Jail, Tuesday. Sergeant Corner will play four times at the jail’s flagpole at 5:46 … Continue reading »

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