Richardson Report Released

EUGENE, Ore. — The full report into why Lane County decided to fire former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson has been released. There were three main allegations against Richardson which ultimately resulted in her termination. As of July 26, 2013, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Questions Alcohol Serving Limits

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A DUII case in Cottage Grove is calling attention to how much is too much alcohol for bars and restaurants to serve to their customers. The family of Theresa Grodona, who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver last year, is suing the driver, Jeremy Henry, and the … Continue reading »

Innovative Sports Suit Settled

EUGENE, Ore. — A local company and Columbia Sportswear decided to end their year-long lawsuit battle. Innovative Sports accused Columbia of stealing its trade secrets of heated clothing technology. But Tuesday night both sides signed and finalized the documents that dismiss the case. Innovative Sports’ CEO says he’s glad to see the matter put to … Continue reading »

Jury Backs Deputy In Deadly Shooting

ALBANY, Ore. — Just two hours after closing arguments, A jury found Deputy David Francis justified in the 2010 shooting death of an Albany man. Undersheriff Bruce Riley says Deputy David Francis feels very relieved. But in November 2010, he feared for his life. “The vehicle was coming straight at him and he thought he … Continue reading »

Local Company Sues Columbia Sportswear

EUGENE, Ore. — A local company alleges Columbia Sportswear Corporation stole its trade secrets. Columbia representatives made the trek down from Portland to Eugene Friday afternoon to take part in a court ordered settlement meeting with owner of the Eugene-based company, Innovative Sports. The case has been going on for nearly a year now, but … Continue reading »