Local Doctor, Runner Helps Wounded

EUGENE, Ore. — A Florence doctor who just finished the marathon rushed to help the bomb’s victims. Dr. Paul Pearson was just a few blocks a way when the explosions happened. Despite the confusion and panic, he stopped to help whomever he could. But Pearson says he wasn’t alone in his efforts. “It was just … Continue reading »

Boston Bombings Called Act of Terror

BOSTON (CNN) — As the City of Boston deals with the aftermath of Monday’s horrific attack, President Obama said Tuesday the FBI is investigating it as an act of terror. “The American people refuse to be terrorized. What the world saw yesterday in the aftermath were stories of heroism, kindness, generosity and love,” Obama said. … Continue reading »

Boston Marathon Explosion: Two Dead

BOSTON — Two explosions have been reported near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, causing injuries. ABC News reports that the explosions occurred hours after the top runners finished the race. It reports several people were injured by the blasts. According to the Boston Police Department’s twitter page, two people died and 23 people … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Explosion

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an explosion early Wednesday morning north of Corvallis. It happened around 4 a.m. inside a trailer park off Highway 99. Nearby residents say they heard a loud firecracker sound. Debris from the explosives damaged several cars but no one was injured. Deputies say they don’t have … Continue reading »

Power Back Up on UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Eighteen buildings on the University of Oregon campus were powerless from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday after an electrical feeder overheated and melted on the east side of campus. On Tuesday campus operations staff are finally able to dissect the cause and damage of the malfunction, but Monday all their attention was … Continue reading »

Explosion Underground on UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — An underground electrical fire made for an exciting first day back for University of Oregon students. The explosion forced administrators to close part of campus. UO Police and fire crews shut down Agate Street between 13th and 15th avenues all morning as they dealt with mysterious explosions and a fire they couldn’t … Continue reading »

Explosion Reported at UO Health Center

[UPDATE] 12:30 p.m. — UO roads and walkways are now open as fire crews clear the scene near the health center. We’re waiting for details from officials. EUGENE, Ore. — Emergency crews are responding to a possible explosion at the University of Oregon Health Center. Dispatch received a call at about 10 a.m. Monday, the first … Continue reading »

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