Motorcyclists Wear Pink for Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Pro Rodeo is switching out their horses for a different kind of ride. Hundreds jumped on their motorcycles Saturday for a scenic ride through Lane County. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Motorcycle Poker Run raises money for breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging through the Cascade Health Foundation. It’s … Continue reading »

Lane County Commissioner Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Three county commissioner seats are up for re-election, and each of them are contested. Commissioner Jay Bozievich is running for re-election for Position 1 of west Lane County against one opponent. Commissioner Sid Leiken is running for his second term in office for Position 2 of Springfield, running against two opponents. Commissioner … Continue reading »

Cromwell Convicted of Murder

  EUGENE, Ore. — A jury has found a Springfield man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-fiancée Tuesday, after less than an hour of deliberations. Last week, Robert Cromwell testified that he killed 26-year-old Casey Wright with a baseball bat because he was so upset. There was tension in the courtroom as both … Continue reading »

Jury Finds Cromwell Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. — The jury found Robert Cromwell guilty after an hour of deliberation Tuesday. Cromwell was accused of killing his ex-fiance, Casey Wright, in November at their home in Springfield. Cromwell was found guilty of murder and unlawful use of a weapon. A Lane County judge will sentence him on Friday. This is a … Continue reading »

Ballots Due May 20

EUGENE, Ore. — The May Primary Election is Tuesday, but the number of ballots returned is only a fraction of Lane County residents. Out of 201,375 registered voters, about 42,000 have casted their votes; that’s about 21-percent of all registered voters. The Lane County elections office is hoping at least another 10,000 come in Tuesday. … Continue reading »

New Role for Woman Who Held Off Intruder

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A Lane County woman who held off an intruder at gunpoint, is using her experience to educate other women on ways they can defend themselves. In early march, a man broke into Lisa Atkin’s home. She quickly took her gun out of its holster, made him get down on the ground, … Continue reading »

Events Cancelled at Emerald Meadows

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has put a halt to major events at Emerald Meadows. The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to suspend large events at the park beginning in 2015. Neighbors who’ve been fighting for Emerald Meadows are relieved, overjoyed and ready to get back to some peace and quiet. They say … Continue reading »

Sheriff Turner Loses Out on Chief Job

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner did not get the Florence Police Chief job. Sheriff Turner says he doesn’t know whether a candidate has been selected or who is still in the running for the job. “I was very hopeful, but it didn’t work out…I plan to continue to be the best … Continue reading »

Moms March Against Gun Violence

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of Lane County moms, who call themselves peace advocates, are spending their Mother’s Day marching and speaking out against gun violence. The march through Eugene is glimpse of what’s happening all across the country Sunday. These Lane County moms started marching 15 years ago as part of a national movement … Continue reading »

Lane County Homeless Count

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite a harsh winter, fewer people sought the help of Lane County homeless shelters. Lane County Human Services released the results of this year’s sheltered homeless county. It looked at those staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing designated for homeless people. The count, which included the 2013 count, showed more than … Continue reading »

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