Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges

YACHATS, Ore. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man with a knife attempting to break into a home on Lemwick Lane Sunday. Deputies say around 4:15 p.m. Anthony Buccella, 36, of Yachats, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s residence and stabbed her with a knife. She sustained non-life threatening injuries. Buccella fled … Continue reading »

Grand Jury Hands Down Murder Charge

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield man who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting another man following a crash is facing a murder charge. The Springfield Police Department says the grand jury issued a warrant for murder for Gerald Strebendt. Officers arrested Strebendt about six Thursday night. The charge goes back to what happened on January 29, … Continue reading »

Deputies Respond to “Murder-Suicide”

UMPQUA, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what it is calling a murder-suicide after a husband killed his wife, then took his own life. But family members say both were terminally ill. Deputies say Dennis Black, 60, of Umpqua, killed his wife Linda Black, 59, then killed himself. On Monday evening, … Continue reading »

William Beaty Sentenced to 20 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — William Beaty was found guilty of murdering a Cottage Grove man and will spend 20 years in prison. Beaty was sentenced today for the stabbing death of Samuel Hunt. Beaty pleaded guilty on the charge of second-degree manslaughter so he could avoid trial. After a court-ordered evaluation, Beaty is now considered a … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a Eugene woman was killed by her longtime boyfriend, who then killed himself. Their bodies were found on a rural road in Harrisburg. The family reported 34-year-old Jacqueline Marroquin missing to Eugene police on Monday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified once … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Charged With Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — The Springfield man accused of killing his ex-fiance was back in court Friday. Robert Cromwell was formally arraigned at the Lane County Jail on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon that afternoon. The prosecutor in the case says Cromwell was officially indicted on Thursday. Cromwell was one of the … Continue reading »

Man Reportedly Kills His Girlfriend

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man walked into the emergency room at the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center early Saturday morning and reportedly told hospital staff he killed his girlfriend. The man is now in jail facing murder charges. Springfield police said they found 26 year old Casey Wright’s body in the boyfriend’s home near 18th and … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Homicide Case

LEBANON, Ore. — Authorities in Linn County were investigating the death of a Lebanon man as a homicide. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 48-year-old Wayne Klavano was discovered by his parents Monday night at a campsite near the Upper Soda Fork Road on Highway 20. Klavano had an appointment that … Continue reading »

North Bend Man Accused of Killing Wife

UPDATE: The Coos County District Attorney says Anna Hagner died as a result of a single gunshot wound. NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coos County man is behind bars accused of murder. The District Attorney says the body of 57-year-old Anna Lee Hagner was found in a home. She died as a result of homicidal … Continue reading »

3 Dead, Man Accused of Murder

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. –Three people are dead after a suspicious fire in Myrtle Point. Investigators say it involved three different structures on the 52000 block of Big Creek Road. Police say they arrived to find Kathleen Nelson, 59, dead inside the main house and two other bodies in at a home next door. Investigators say Kathleen … Continue reading »

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