Monroe Woman Shot Twice

MONROE, Ore. — A Monroe woman is in the hospital after deputies say she was shot by neighbors who were target practicing. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Gale Fogelstrom was walking to get her newspaper on Reese Creek Road Sunday evening. Deputies say she was shot twice: in her lower back and in … Continue reading »

UOPD Ready to Respond in Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department wants students to know they’re prepared to act fast in emergency situations. On Tuesday, a student at Purdue University was killed when authorities say a gunman walked onto campus. This is just the latest in a string of campus shootings on middle, high school, and college … Continue reading »

Corvallis Detectives Seek Guns’ Owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Detectives are investigating a series of burglaries and break-ins in the Willamette Landing neighborhood. In one burglary, black powder, muzzle loading muskets were stolen. Police say a photo was taken from the suspect’s phone and the guns have not been found. No reports of similar guns have been made. Police believe the … Continue reading »

Concealed Handgun Permits Spike

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s likely more people will apply for a concealed handgun permits in Lane County this year than ever before. In the first six months of 2013, there were just more than 2,000 new requests for concealed handgun licenses in Lane County–that’s just slightly less than the numbers for the entire year of … Continue reading »

Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

DRAIN, Ore. — A 16-year-old Drain boy died after he was accidentally shot by a hunting rifle in his friend’s home. The boy was was spending Thursday night at a 15-year-old friend’s house on Hayhurst Road in Drain when the shooting occurred. Investigators say the boys were in a bedroom when they took out a … Continue reading »

Official Leaked Memo on Fast and Furious

(CNN) — A justice department official leaked an internal memo written by an ATF agent who had criticized the DOJ’s Fast and Furious gun trafficking program, according to a new report Monday from the DOJ’s inspector general. The report says U.S. Attorney in Arizona Dennis Burke leaked the memo in an apparent attempt to undermine … Continue reading »

Oregon Gun Bills Tabled

EUGENE, Ore. — Five gun safety bills are going back into committee hearing by order of Senate President Peter Courtney, who believes the proposals need more work if they have a chance to pass. The bills all revolve around gun safety, including Senate bills 347, 421, 699, 700, 713 and 796. ┬áThe most talked about … Continue reading »

Study: Teachers Don’t Want to Carry Guns

(CNN) — The vast majority of America’s teachers don’t want to carry a gun in the classroom, despite recent violence. That’s from a survey by School Improvement Network, a company that helps with teacher training. It talked with nearly 11,000 educators. Here it what the study found: -72 percent said they wouldn’t carry a gun … Continue reading »

UOPD Considers Arming its Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon held its first public hearing as it considers arming its police officers. About 50 people filed into the meeting including students, attorneys and officers. UO Public Safety Division became an official police department in October. Part of that transition includes giving guns to officers. The university says arming … Continue reading »

UOPD Plans to Arm Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department will explain Monday its plans to arm its officers. The change could come as soon as the end of the school year. The police department’s announcement has some students feeling safer, but the issue of guns is very sensitive to many in the campus community. In … Continue reading »

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