Suspected Bank Robber Captured

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man wanted for a string of robberies across the west, including in Eugene and Cottage Grove, is behind bars. The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force says they found Anthony Martinis, 41, on Monday in an Oklahoma City motel. The FBI says Martinis robbed the Umpqua Bank on Valley River Drive in … Continue reading »

Banks Launching Checkless Checking Accts

(CNN) — Citibank is the latest bank to offer a checking account without the checks. A recent survey shows 65 percent of Americans either don’t own a checkbook or prefer to not use checks. Instead, they’re opting for online or mobile payments. Bank of America and Chase offer similar accounts. Check writers don’t fret, it … Continue reading »

Pear Gene Bank Hosts Field Day

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis has over 2,000 pear trees from over 56 countries, and the public can see them on Thursday. The United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) has 30 gene banks nationwide, collecting living fruit and nut varieties. One gene bank is in Corvallis, where thousands of different … Continue reading »

SELCO Opens Eco-friendly Branch

EUGENE, Ore. — A new credit union opened in West Eugene and aims to reduce its carbon footprint at the same time. SELCO Community Credit Union held a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning, showing off its newest branch in the 3600 block of West 11th Avenue. The building features three energy-saving solar panels. The company‚Äôs CEO … Continue reading »

NWCCU Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

EUGENE, Ore. — Northwest Community Credit Union broke ground Monday on a new headquarters building site in downtown Eugene. City, county and Northwest Community leadership recognized the occasion with several speeches and a ceremonial spading of the earth. The headquarters will be 68,000 square feet, four stories tall, with underground parking and a rooftop terrace. … Continue reading »

ATMs to Get a Facelift

(CNN) — The nation’s biggest banks are rolling out the next generation of ATMs. The latest models include features like video chatting with a live teller, getting change or paying your credit card bill. Bank of America’s new teller assist machines, for example, allow a customer to swipe a debit or credit card, driver’s license … Continue reading »

Police Search for ATM Card Thief

CORVALLIS, Ore.– Corvallis Police released a surveillance photo of a man they say stole money from a woman’s bank account, using her ATM card. It happened on March 5 at the OSU Federal Credit Union on 25th St. in Corvallis. The victim accidentally left her card in the machine. The suspect was behind her in … Continue reading »

Local Bankers Push Online Banking

EUGENE, Ore. — In the wake of several celebrities getting their bank accounts hacked, some local experts have some tips about how to keep your accounts safe. The first thing Wells Fargo bankers say people should do is monitor their money carefully. They say the best way to do that is by setting up online … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek Bank Robbed

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police are looking for the person who robbed a U.S. Bank in Myrtle Creek Monday. Myrtle Creek Police say just before 5 p.m. a man walked into the bank on North Main Street, showed a note and a gun to the teller and demanded money. He left with an unknown amount … Continue reading »