Striking Gold on “Shark Tank”

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man who survived the sharks is sharing his story after making an appearance on the hit television show “Shark Tank”. His episode will air this week. Mark Peterson invented the “Gold Rush Nugget Bucket” back in 2011, hoping to get his kids out of the house and away from the … Continue reading »

City Code Updated, Uber License Required

EUGENE, Ore. — In a unanimous vote, the Eugene City Council updated its Public Passenger Vehicle Code Monday night. The new code will require companies like Uber, an app-based ride sharing company, to obtain a license in order to continue services in Eugene. Before that vote, city councilors had a number of questions and concerns … Continue reading »

High School Equestrian Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Horse Center is full of action on Saturday as dozens of high school students show off their skills. The Oregon High School Equestrian Team is having meets this weekend, which include students from all over the state. Participants say this is a chance for them to show an audience what … Continue reading »

Dozens of New Trees Planted In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of new trees were planted in the Whiteaker and some south Eugene neighborhoods Saturday thanks to volunteers. Friends of Trees partnered up with Ninkasi Brewing and recruited more than 60 volunteers to plant more than 40 new trees. Organizers say the trees will provide many long term benefits for the neighborhoods … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck and the Community

EUGENE, Ore — The Pearl Buck Center in Eugene is gaining ground and expanding in this improving economy.  As Pearl Buck prepares for its 63rd anniversary, now more than ever, the center is celebrating not only their clients, but also the community. About twice a week, Dan Vishny visits Pearl Buck Center to  check on … Continue reading »

Police Car Crashes Into Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is taken into custody, accused of leading officers on a chase that ended with a police officer’s car crashing into a Springfield home. By early Wednesday afternoon, it’s a much different scene at a home on the corner of 19th and Hayden Bridge Road than just a few hours earlier. … Continue reading »

Second Case of Meningococcemia at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health announced Tuesday the diagnosis of a second University of Oregon student with Meningococcemia, a very serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection. While people with Meningococcemia have the potential of infecting others, the bacteria cannot live for more than a few minutes outside the body, so the disease is … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Springfield resident is sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for child sex abuse. A judge handed down the sentence to 44-year-old Jeffrey Woods Tuesday morning. Woods was convicted last month on several charges including sodomy. Springfield Police detectives say each of his victims was under the age of … Continue reading »

Uber Appeal Hearing Postponed

EUGENE, Ore. — An appeal hearing concerning ride-sharing app Uber has been postponed. Jan Bohman, Community Relations Director for the City of Eugene, says the hearing will take place at a later date. It was originally planned for Monday morning. Uber is appealing fines of nearly $200,000 for operating without a license. Current city code … Continue reading »

East Coast Storm Strands Local Traveler

Philadelphia, PA. — The East Coast storm is having a nationwide impact including for people from Eugene. Eugene resident Jeannie Snyder flew out to Philadelphia to celebrate her grandson’s first birthday and has been visiting for a couple of weeks. She says her flight home Tuesday was cancelled Saturday in anticipation of the storm. She … Continue reading »

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