Civil War to Bring Heavy Traffic

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Saturday marks the 118th edition of the Civil War football game, and that means heavy traffic. The Oregon Department of Transportation expects more than 15,000 extra vehicles will be on Interstate 5 and other roads between Eugene and Corvallis on Saturday. Crews are already setting up equipment around Reser Stadium to control … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Open for Saturday

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD/COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Egan Warming Centers will be open the night of Saturday, Nov. 29th. Volunteers are on standby for the night of Sunday, Nov. 30th and Monday, Dec. 1st. Sites activated for Saturday, Nov. 29th are as follows: 1. First Christian Church, 11th & Oak Eugene (shuttles to take guests to other … Continue reading »

Eugene Couple Wants Wedding Do-Over

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple is asking the public for a chance at a real wedding. Dezire Cavitta and her wife believe the “I Do Redo” competition out of Las Vegas, NV could be it. The contest will provide its winners the new opportunity for the big day of their dreams and this same-sex … Continue reading »

Police Continue Testing Body Cameras

EUGENE, Ore. — Michael Brown’s family is asking for change, saying all police officers should wear body cameras. Video taping during traffic stops isn’t a new idea, but Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says it has gained attention with everything that’s unfolded in Ferguson. Chief Kerns says EPD already has an in-car video system that records … Continue reading »

Local Groups React to Ferguson Decision

EUGENE, Ore. — As the city of Ferguson reacts to a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, groups in Eugene are doing the same. People gathered to watch and listen to the decision Monday night. A group of about 50 also filled … Continue reading »

At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1,000 runners participated in the 8th annual EWEB Run to Stay Warm. Five high school students from Albany Option School trained for weeks to run the 5K. It was an accomplishment some students didn’t think they would reach when they first enrolled in a running class. “It was a little … Continue reading »

Holiday Market Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Saturday Market is moving indoors for the next six weeks at the Lane Events Center, for the Holiday Market. During opening weekend at the market, vendors filled the new venue. At this time of year, many booths also add some Christmas ornaments and gifts geared toward holiday shoppers. “There’s people that … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Whiteaker Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers for the Whiteaker Community Dinner are preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast. Dozens of volunteers were at the Lane Community College Cafeteria Sunday afternoon, preparing for the 26th annual free dinner at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. Coordinators say they feed nearly 2,500 people every year on Thanksgiving. They say it’s … Continue reading »

EPD Warns About Growing Number of Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police sent out an alert Wednesday about a growing problem, scams. Slick criminals have been duping people out of money over the phone or online. These scams range from automated voices claiming to be from the IRS, to a person asking for donations for a good cause. Law enforcement is asking … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police is investigating a robber at the 76 gas station on 6th Avenue Tuesday. EPD says around 9:56 p.m. a suspect approached an employee, displayed a gun, and demanded money from the register. The suspect was described as 6-feet-tall, medium build, wearing dark pants, a red hood, and red bandanna over … Continue reading »

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