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 »

New Lane County Administrator

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s new administrator was officially on the job Monday. Steve Mokrohisky accepted the position in February. He’s from Nevada, where he served as the assistant county manager in Douglas County. Before that he spent 10 years with Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, acting in a number of different positions including chief of … Continue reading »

County Offers Fire Safety Incentives

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire season is just around the corner and Lane County wants to make sure you and your family are safe, by offering grants to upgrade your home. Lane County Land Management is offering qualifying residents $500,000 worth of financial assistance to make homes fire safe. You can start applying Monday with the Firewise Incentive … Continue reading »

Interview: Empty Bowls Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual Empty Bowls Sale kicks off Friday in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. You can buy a bowl and help feed the hungry. There are 1,000 bowls in all and profits go to Food For Lane County. Dawn Marie Woodward with Food For Lane County joined us live in the … Continue reading »

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