Trenton Nowak’s Family Remembers Him

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — We first met Trenton Nowak three weeks ago. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in June and given six months to live. He lost the battle just two months later on Sunday, August 17. “Really hectic and sad and overwhelming. We’re just trying to keep it together and get … Continue reading »

Trenton’s Shopping Spree At Cabela’s

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Cottage Grove boy diagnosed with a fatal illness got to go on a big shopping spree Monday in Springfield. Seven year old, Trenton Nowak, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June and given just a couple months to live. On Monday, the Make-A-Wish foundation gave Trenton a chance to buy … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Death Investigation

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following an investigation into a woman’s body found on the side of USFS Road 2212. On July 9, 2014, deputies found the body of Heaven Raynell King, 36, of Sweet Home, about 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. Detectives and the Lane … Continue reading »

55th Bohemia Mining Days Wraps Up

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The 55th Annual Bohemia Mining Days came to a close Sunday in Cottage Grove. The free event kicked off Thursday, drawing thousands of people. Those who came out enjoyed live entertainment and food, and they also got to shop around to different vendors. Organizers say they enjoyed meeting the many community … Continue reading »

Jenny Gamez Identified as Murder Victim

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wisc. — Investigators have officially linked a missing Oakridge woman to a double murder case in Wisconsin. Her identity was revealed during a news conference in Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday. Through the use of dental records, investigators announced they officially identified the second body found in a suitcase earlier this month as 21-year-old … Continue reading »

Oakridge Mom Linked to Murder Suspect

Eugene, Ore. — A missing Oakridge mother could be a victim in a Wisconsin double murder case, involving a former police officer. Corporal Conrad Gagner, with the Cottage Grove Police Department, told KEZI 9 News that the department is working with police in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to obtain dental records of Jenny Gamez from a … Continue reading »

Airman Surprises Sister at Graduation

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — High school graduation usually comes with a grad party and gifts, but for Camille Poe, it came with something money can’t buy. The Cottage Grove High School student had just reached the end of the stage to accept her diploma, when she heard her name called not by a school officials, … Continue reading »

Hundreds Compete In Oregon Gran Fondo

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Hundreds of cyclists from all over the Pacific Northwest enjoyed the Oregon scenery Sunday as they raced in the third annual Oregon Gran Fondo, which started and ended in Cottage Grove. Nearly 500 people registered to compete in the Gran Fondo. The course has three different routes. A Gran course, which … Continue reading »

Near Drowning in Cottage Grove Reservoir

COTTAGE GROVE — A close call for a woman in Cottage Grove Friday morning, after deputies say she nearly drowned in the Cottage Grove Reservoir. Lane County Search and Rescue says the woman was missing for more than an hour and had to be transported by helicopter to RiverBend Hospital. Deputies were called to the … Continue reading »

Down Trees Causing Power Outages

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Sounds of snapping limbs filled Cottage Grove Friday night as freezing rain started weighing down trees. The National Weather Service says there was up a .25″ of ice coating trees that plunged many homes into darkness. Electric crews all over Lane County were out repairing electric lines that were taken down … Continue reading »

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