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 »

Roundball Wrap – January 31, 2014

For the January 31 edition of the Roundball Wrap, see highlights from 13 games, including a very special RBW Game of the Night between Luke Jackson’s Northwest Christian and Oregon Tech as OIT head coach Danny Miles went for career win No. 1,000. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken also have a dozen prep highlights plus … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 24, 2014

For the January 24, 2014 edition of the Roundball Wrap, Stephen Nelson and Erik Elken bring you highlights from 13 prep basketball games from around Western Oregon, including our Game of the Night between Sheldon and Willamette. In addition to the highlights, get all your local prep scores.

Truck Driver Escapes Semi Fire

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Several lanes along I-5 northbound were blocked off early Thursday morning after a semi truck caught fire. It happened near Cottage Grove at milepost 174. The semi was carrying loads of water bottles from Sacramento to Woodburn when the flames broke out. It took South Lane fire crews roughly 20 minutes … Continue reading »

Friends and Family Remember Tammy Borda

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Friends and family of Tammy Borda are remembering her Saturday in Cottage Grove. Tammy Borda was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend in December. It was an emotional day for those that knew Tammy. Friends and family of all ages were present at the memorial service and they say they still can’t … Continue reading »

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