Inmate Tries To Smuggle Pipe Bomb

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a Springfield inmate tried to smuggle a pipe bomb into a crew truck Tuesday afternoon. The LCSO says a deputy searching a road-crew truck discovered a suspicious device inside of a backpack belonging to one of the offenders. It says the backpack was smuggled onto the … Continue reading »

Inmate Treatment Costs County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County will soon pay a hefty price for how it allegedly treated a former inmate. A nearly five-year-old lawsuit came to an end Tuesday. Lane County commissioners voted to approve a $500,000 settlement in the case of Mark Kemp. Kemp was arrested back in 2008. He was mentally ill at the … Continue reading »

Second Chance After Serving Time

EUGENE, Ore. — Early releases from the Lane County Jail are frustrating residents. Even more upsetting is when a former inmate is re-arrested. But a local organization is working to keep those numbers down. Let go early due to budget cuts, for many released from the Lane County Jail or prison, they have no place … Continue reading »