Man Facing Murder Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a quiet, rainy day on Ruby Avenue, just outside of Eugene city limits Saturday afternoon. A much different scene after a chaotic evening in the neighborhood. “We heard the shots. We’re right on the other side of the road on the other side of the property,” said Darenda Brown. Something … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Office Holding Job Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire new deputies, and it is holding an open house August 12. The sheriff’s office will post at least 10 new jobs on its website Saturday. Sgt. Carrie Carver says anyone older than 21 who graduated from high school can apply, and you don’t … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday. The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven’t been seen since the fire broke out. But, deputies said they’re … Continue reading »

Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An advisory to keep people out of the Willamette River from Island Park in Springfield to Alton Baker Park in Eugene has some swimmers and fishermen finding a different place to go. But, others said they’ll still be going in the river despite this advisory. Many people out at the Willamette River … Continue reading »

Sweet Home Woman Remembered By Friends

SWEET HOME, Ore. — Friends, family and neighbors of a Sweet Home woman found dead in an Oregon forest are remembering her as a kind and giving person. Hikers discovered the body of 36-year-old Heaven “Angel” King along a forest road about 38 miles east of Cottage Grove on Wednesday. The Lane County Sheriff’s office … Continue reading »

Wildwood Falls Safety Questioned

DORENA, Ore. — The safety of a popular swimming hole is being called into question after a boy drowned there Tuesday afternoon. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old died after trying to save his 13-year-old brother who had slipped and fell into Wildwood Falls near Dorena. Rescue crews say the 13-year-old was able … Continue reading »

Hundreds Receive New Life Jackets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some unworn life jackets are getting used again, after this weekend’s life jacket exchange. Parents brought their kids and life jackets they’ve grown out of to Cabelas, where Search and Rescue volunteers helped find them a properly fitting life jacket. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team and volunteers are … Continue reading »

Landslide Closes Road Near Swisshome

NEAR SWISSHOME, Ore. — Debris from a landslide shut down a section of Stagecoach Road northeast of Mapleton this weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday a person living near Stagecoach Road reported a section of the road covered with debris after a landslide. Sunday afternoon a resident spent a few hours clearing the … Continue reading »

Police Identify Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski. Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The … Continue reading »

Creswell Mulls Over Keeping Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — After a spike in crime last year, the city of Creswell paid to bring a third deputy to town. Now the city council is deciding whether to keep him. The city council president says they’ll ask for the opinion of residents next month before a budget meeting in May. It would cost … Continue reading »

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