Springfield Man Accused of Kidnap, Rape

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife early Saturday morning. Police say when the woman arrived at her home, Jose Alfredo Ortiz, 42, was waiting for her. He allegedly forced her into his car and back to his home at 2120 S. A Street. Officers say Ortiz … Continue reading »

Men’s Coalition to End Violence

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The recent suspensions of professional football players for domestic abuse have been making national headlines; meanwhile, a group in Corvallis is working to engage boys and men in the conversation about domestic violence. Professional football player Ray Rice was recently accused of assaulting his wife, and he apologized nationally for his actions, … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Womenspace Flamingo Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beware: you could see purple in your yard, as in purple flamingos. Yards across the area will be flocked this month. It’s one of many Womenspace fundraisers, and it’s new this year. Womenspace says its mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in … Continue reading »

Janay Rice Defends Husband

EUGENE, Ore. — Janay Rice’s continued defense of her husband, former NFL player Ray Rice, has many questioning why victims stay in abusive relationships. While this is a very public case, it isn’t an isolated one. It’s estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience violence in their lifetimes and those … Continue reading »

Interview: End the Silence Breakfast

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace of Eugene works to get the word out about domestic violence, and the community is listening. You can help raise awareness and funding for services to empower women by attending the “End the Silence Breakfast,” coming up Wednesday. It’s an opportunity to show support as well as to learn about Womenspace. … Continue reading »

Police Still Searching for Eugene Man

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is still searching for a man accused of attacking his girlfriend. Police said Brandon Hamner assaulted his girlfriend at an apartment on Bailey Hill Road and then took off. They’ve been searching for him since Monday morning. Anyone with information should call the Eugene Police Department.

Man Arrested for Assaulting Young Girl

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in the Lane County jail facing attempted rape and kidnapping charges. Police said the victim was under the age of 16. Police said 24 year-old Hansy Feuntes is facing five felony charges, accused of assaulting a young girl. Police arrested Fuentes Monday night. He’s facing several charges including … Continue reading »

Corvallis Business Donates to CARDV

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) received a large donation from a Corvallis business this month. Many Hands Trading, a gift store in downtown Corvallis, donated over $2,000 to CARDV after a busy shopping day on Dec. 11. The store donated 25% of its proceeds to the organization. Many Hands … Continue reading »

CARDV Receiving More Calls For Help

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An organization helping victims of rape and domestic violence has seen an increase in need for its services during the last fiscal year, and is working on several projects to increase funding and to decrease violence within the community. The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) received 41 percent more calls … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Murdered Woman

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends describe Casey Wright as an avid horseback rider, who competed alongside her horse Duncan with local riding club Rohan Equestrian. But her days of horseback riding were cut short early Saturday morning. “Around 2 a.m. we got a call to the McKenzie Willamette Hospital. The ER staff had a person, later … Continue reading »

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