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 »

Levi Strauss to Cut 500 Jobs Globally

EUGENE, Ore. — Levi Strauss & Co. plans to cut 500 jobs as part of a plan to save the company millions of dollars over the next five years, but it’s not clear where the cuts will come from or if offices in Eugene will be affected. It was a move the company first announced … Continue reading »

Carry the Fallen on Veterans Day

EUGENE, Ore — A new Veterans Day event is taking place on Tuesday, November 11 in Eugene and Springfield.  Local vets are teaming up for a 12 hour ruck march. Five local veterans, each with a disability, will march on Veterans Day for 12 hours.  They will be marching with backpacks and carrying the American … Continue reading »

Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets. Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a … Continue reading »

30th Anniversary of Deadly UO Shooting

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 30 years this Wednesday, since a deadly shooting at the University of Oregon killed an Olympic athlete and wounded another. Bill DeForrest, a retired captain with Eugene police, says he still remembers that day in 1984 when the sniper, Michael Feher, stood on top of Autzen Stadium and fired shots. … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Centers Prepare for Winter

EUGENE, Ore. — The temperatures are dropping and people here in the Willamette Valley say they’re definitely gearing up for what’s coming and the Egan Warming Centers are as well. They say they aren’t open yet but if the temperatures fall below 30, they’re ready to open their doors. “I thought it was cold today,” … Continue reading »

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