Father Discusses Son’s Struggles

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Ron Spooner says a very private struggle his family has been dealing with for years became very public Tuesday morning when his son got in an altercation, drove erratically down the highway ramming cars, and led troopers on a pursuit. Spooner says his son Ryan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when … Continue reading »

Driver Asleep at Wheel Crashes Overnight

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to a rollover crash overnight. It happened around 11:30 Saturday night on the northbound I-5 freeway near milepost 7. Ashland Fire said an elderly man in his 80’s fell asleep at the wheel. The passenger side of the vehicle is completely crushed, but … Continue reading »

Robbery Suspect Killed in Shooting

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Police arrested two more suspects in connection with the store robbery that led up to the shooting. Garrett Petersen and Samantha Robertson are accused of taking part in the robbery Sunday night. Police say they chased the third suspect, Lenny Miles, who ran away from the scene with cash. KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. … Continue reading »

Three Cars Crash On Beltline On Ramp

EUGENE, Ore. –Oregon State Police are investigating a three-car crash that happened just after 4:00 Sunday afternoon. The Eugene-Springfield Police Department responded to the crash on the on-ramp to Beltline from Barger. Crews said one person was transported to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries. Still no word on what caused the crash.

County Commissioners Tour Coburg North

COBURG, Ore. — The former Monaco manufacturing site, Coburg North, is now fully leased. On Wednesday, Lane County commissioners took a tour to learn more about the jobs and developments happening in Coburg. With all the buildings leased and plans to build an Oregon State Police crime lab, Coburg North developers say there’ll be around … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SILVERTON, Ore. — Oregon State Police continues its investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash Monday. OSP says around 2:25 p.m., Patrick C. Hope, 67, of Vancouver, Wash., was driving his Harley Davidson Motorcycle on Highway 214 when he drove off the road. Hope struck a tree and was ejected from the motorcycle. Hope was pronounced … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Finds 4.5 lbs. of Meth

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a San Jose man after finding after finding more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine inside his car. OSP says around 11:59 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped a 1998 Volkswagen for a traffic violation on northbound on Interstate 5. Investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Commercial Truck Crash

MILL CITY, Ore. – Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a commercial truck crash on Highway 22 Wednesday. Troopers say the crash happened around 3 a.m. A commercial truck, transporting a 70,000 pound condenser, was traveling downhill when the rear car started to swerve and lost control. The vehicle and load rolled onto … Continue reading »

Paying Tribute to a Lost Brother

NEAR DORENA LAKE, Ore. — A break in the case of an apparent hit and run crash that killed a man near Dorena Lake this weekend. The medical examiner determined the man was lying in the road, not standing up, when he was hit. Oregon State Police says it found the body of 39-year-old Reuben … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

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