Tom Turner Chosen for Florence Job

EUGENE, Ore. — Big changes could be coming to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. The city of Florence offered Sheriff Tom Turner a new job as Chief of Police. While Sheriff Turner says he’s excited for this opportunity, he says it’s not a done deal yet. He still has to pass a background check and … Continue reading »

Emergency Access Denied: LCSO Funding

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — When you call 9-1-1 you expect help fast. But in some parts of Lane County where there’s hundreds of miles of rural land and a diminished patrol force, you could be waiting for hours. It’s been an uphill battle for the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for decades, so much that they … Continue reading »

UPS Driver Stops Burglary in Progress

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is crediting a delivery driver for thinking fast and stopping a burglary in progress. The Sheriff’s Office says it was responding to a burglary call on Highway 99 last Wednesday when it got a call about another burglary¬†from ¬†UPS driver Ken Young. Young says he noticed some … Continue reading »

Commission Passes Public Safety Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners passed the ten year public safety plan Tuesday afternoon by a unanimous vote. Before voting, Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner and District Attorney Alex Gardner outlined the need for public safety funding. The first phase of the ten year plan focuses on funding the parts of … Continue reading »

Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home. One neighbor … Continue reading »

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 »

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