4J Set to Announce New Superintendent

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J’s search for a new superintendent is now in its final phase. School board members met again Saturday morning at the 4J’s Education Center to select the district’s new leader. On Saturday they reviewed feedback from the community after meetings this past week. The three finalists spent time interacting with groups including parents, … Continue reading »

Scouts Sell Cookies Outside Dispensary

EUGENE, Ore. – A couple of Eugene Girl Scouts set up a cookie-selling table outside a Eugene medical marijuana dispensary Friday night. The owner of the Oregon Microgrowers Guild, Debra Grosella, said it was a dream come true when the mom of those two Girl Scouts called to ask if they could work together. A lifelong … Continue reading »

Three Vehicle Crash at 6th & Chambers

EUGENE, Ore — Crews responded to the scene of a three vehicle crash on West 6th & Chambers just before 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Eugene Police say all three vehicles were heavily damaged, and one person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. The crash closed the westbound … Continue reading »

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 »

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