DHS Offers New Child Welfare Approach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Child Welfare is changing in Oregon, offering more options for families who need help. The new approach called Differential Response is available to families in Klamath, Lane, and Lake counties. This new approach aims at giving families struggling with abuse or neglect more flexibility when it comes to Department of Health … Continue reading »

City and County Consider Land Swap

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene and Lane County are considering partnering together in a land swap that could give the farmers market a permanent year-round site. Organizers with the Lane County Farmers Market say it’s grown over the years, and has used all of its space in the park blocks. Farmers are asking for more … Continue reading »

Ballot Fix Deadline Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday is the deadline for voters to fix their ballots. In the May primary elections, there were two close commissioner races. The Lane County Elections Office says hundreds of ballots are still under review because they were either unsigned or the signature didn’t match the voter  registration form. On Friday, there were … Continue reading »

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 »

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