New Details About Heeran Center Closure

EUGENE, Ore. — New insight Thursday about why the state suspended the license of a Eugene mental health facility. We’re learning that a recent runaway situation may have been a factor, but that wasn’t the only issue the state had with the Heeran Center. “[It’s] unfortunate and we don’t agree with the state’s decision on … Continue reading »

Group Protests Pipeline Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of concerned citizens in Eugene is fighting a Canadian gas pipeline that could be installed through Oregon. About 40 community members gathered in the West University Neighborhood Wednesday night frustrated over what a pipeline could mean for Oregon. A number of the homes participating in raising awareness were covered in … Continue reading »

Shortage of Foster Homes for Teens

EUGENE, Ore. — There are hundreds of teens in Lane County who need a foster home and not enough certified families to take them in. Officials with the Department of Human Services say the shortage of homes is a big problem in Lane County, especially with toddlers, sibling groups… and teenagers. Officials say there are … Continue reading »

Marathon Mondays: Introducing Kat

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the place goals are reached, and dreams are made. Historic Hayward Field. In May, thousands of runners will converge on the track for the Eugene Marathon. This year one women is challenging herself to finish her first half marathon. Kat Mertz is the head coach of the University of Oregon Women’s … Continue reading »

Firefighters Meet Cancer Survivors

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual “Firefighters Stair Climb” is just around the corner, and firefighters from Eugene and Springfield are busy training. On Sunday, February 22, they got some help from a few honorary fireighters. The stair climb, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, draws in 1,800 firefighters to Seattle to climb … Continue reading »

Dog Neglect & Theft Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local animal lovers say they saved a dog Friday after a friend saw the animal emaciated in the backyard of a home. Gail Kiefer says when she got the call about the dog, now called Hope, she went to the house near the intersection of Bertelsen and Elmira, called … Continue reading »

Brian Sears Sentenced

Eugene, Ore. – A Eugene man will spend the next ten years in prison for the shooting death of 32-year-old Dustin Phillip. Brian Sears pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree. Prosecutors said Sears shot and killed Phillip on August 29th outside his home on Ruby Street. Phillip was there to pick up his … Continue reading »

City Of Eugene Frustrated With Uber

EUGENE, Ore.– The city of Eugene may consider shutting the ride share app, Uber down if it doesn’t reach an agreement. The city says since September it has done everything it can to work with Uber, including changing city code and loosening up on its requirements. The city says the only thing standing in the … Continue reading »

Bicyclist Hit By Car, Taken to Hospital

EUGENE, Ore. — A bicyclist is recovering after he was hit by a car in south Eugene. The crash was near the intersection of 24th Avenue and Amazon Parkway. Police say the bicyclist was on the path which crosses 24th when he was hit. Emergency crews took him to the hospital, but his injuries do … Continue reading »

Council Approves Sale of Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — A major step forward for the future of Civic Stadium as Eugene city councilors approved the sale of the historic ballpark to the Eugene Civic Alliance Wednesday. A number of councilors expressed their excitement about what this could mean for Civic Stadium, after months of talks about what to do with the … Continue reading »

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