Wastewater Treatment Installed in Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — After years of at times heated debate the wait is over in Coburg. Tuesday night city, county and state leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Coburg City Hall to celebrate the opening of its Wastewater Treatment Plant, a $26 million project giving the community clean water. Coburg is one of the … Continue reading »

Father, Daughter Facing Incest Charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An Oregon father and daughter are facing incest charges and Springfield Police say they have two children together. Detectives say they discovered the relationship, while investigating another case in the spring. Officers say it isn’t clear when the consensual relationship started between 49-year-old Eric Gates and his biological daughter, 25-year-old Chalena Moody. … Continue reading »

Eugene: State of the City Address

EUGENE, Ore. — There wasn’t an empty seat at the Hult Center Wednesday night as Mayor Kitty Piercy delivered Eugene’s State of the City Address. But before she took the podium, Councilor Chris Pryor had a special announcement. “Go Ducks,” said Pryor. Eugene tipped their hats to the Ducks, a triumphant start to a night … Continue reading »

Springfield: State of the City Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A number of people walked through the doors of the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater Tuesday night to hear Mayor Christine Lundberg talk about Springfield’s strengths and weaknesses. Investments in the city’s development took center stage. Delivering her speech Lundberg first walked across the stage and flipped the switch of an actual … Continue reading »

State of the County Address

EUGENE, Ore. — The economy, public safety and hiring a new county administrator were just some of the points Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr touched on Monday night in the State of the County Address. While he highlighted last year’s strengths and weaknesses, the focus was on 2015. The night started with a look at … Continue reading »

Military Equipment Programs Under Review

FERGUSON, Mo. (CNN) — President Obama is ordering a review of federal programs that allow local law enforcement agencies to buy military equipment. The review comes on the heels of criticism about the heavy, military-style equipment that was brought out in Ferguson, Missouri in response to, at-times, violent protests. A senior administration official says the President has … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling

EUGENE, Ore. — Privately held companies with religious objections, like Hobby Lobby, cannot be forced to offer certain types of birth control coverage under President Obama’s health care law. In a 5-to-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights. The high court considered appeals from the arts-and-crafts giant … Continue reading »

Jenny Gamez Identified as Murder Victim

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wisc. — Investigators have officially linked a missing Oakridge woman to a double murder case in Wisconsin. Her identity was revealed during a news conference in Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday. Through the use of dental records, investigators announced they officially identified the second body found in a suitcase earlier this month as 21-year-old … Continue reading »

Updating Your Child’s Vaccinations

(CNN) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But when it comes to a student’s well-being, public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases. So it’s always good to update your child’s immunization records. That’s because as adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin … Continue reading »