Standoff Investigation Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — What exactly happened during Wednesday’s standoff in downtown Eugene was still unclear Thursday. There are several conflicting reports, including whether or not a gun was actually involved. Police officers initially said they believed Steven Mara, the man involved in the situation, was a gun owner, but he denies that claim. Mara spent … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

Report Released on Big Windy Fatal Crash

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — An investigative report shows what led to the deadly crash of a fire crew member last summer in Southern Oregon. 19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was killed last August while fighting the Big Windy Fire In the report, investigators say he was on his first assignment driving the truck only about … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Hit and Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are still looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and drove away. A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries following the crash. It happened on Garfield Street near 9th Place. The street was open Saturday, after police spent hours Friday night investigating the hit-and-run crash. … Continue reading »

Richardson Report Released

EUGENE, Ore. — The full report into why Lane County decided to fire former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson has been released. There were three main allegations against Richardson which ultimately resulted in her termination. As of July 26, 2013, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Springfield Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Fire Department is investigating what caused a house fire near M and Market Street Saturday night. Investigators say the fire started outside of a small addition to the back of the house. By the time the arrived on scene, the fire had spread to the attached structure. Firefighters had to … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Attempted Kidnappers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police are looking for four men who tried to kidnap a woman in Springfield Saturday. Police say a 20 year-old woman was walking home near 12th and G Street around 9 p.m. Saturday night when a dark blue Cadillac pulled up next to her and the men inside asked her if she … Continue reading »

Board Reacts to County Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a day after Lane County announced it’s seeking an investigation into its county administrator, there’s already a lot of feedback and confusion from the community. Commissioners say people have questioned the investigation into former County Administrator Liane Richardson. She took voluntary leave after an employee raised concerns about how she was … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates EPD Employees

EUGENE, Ore. – New details are being released in the investigation of three Eugene Police Department employees, dating back to March 15. Oregon State Police seized a number of potentially incriminating items that two employees allegedly kept in their desks. According to an affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court, detectives found a number of … Continue reading »

Albany Police Investigate Triplex Fire

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany police are investigating a fire at a triplex on the 2500 block of Sherman Street. It happened at 3 a.m. on Wednesday. When firefighters arrived, the streetside unit was engulfed in flames. “There were a lot of flames flying out the windows because the window exploded…you could see the heat coming out … Continue reading »

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