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 »

Entrepreneurs Rush to Create Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Teams in Eugene are turning ideas into a reality, as part of a worldwide event. More than 80 participants ranging from students to entrepreneurs presented original business ideas at StartUp Weekend. People were then put into seven teams and given an idea. Then in two days, they were asked to create a … Continue reading »

Hundreds Stay at Warming Centers

EUGENE, Ore. — Egan Warming Centers will now stay open through Monday night. They opened for the first time this season Saturday night, drawing more than 200 people at five sites across Eugene and Springfield. Coordinators say the first night went smoothly, with volunteers ready to go and donations on hand. The warming centers didn’t … Continue reading »

O’Hara Students Pay Tribute to Veterans

EUGENE, Ore — Many schools have Veterans Day off, but they are not letting this national holiday go unrecognized. O’Hara Catholic School held a special tribute for veterans and servicemen and women on Monday, November 10. Students sang songs including the National Anthem and You’re A Grand Old Flag. The U.S. Marine Corps presented the … Continue reading »

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