Number of Sex Offenders High in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The number of sex offenders in Oregon is the second highest per capita in the country, according to the Office of National Statistics. Oregon State Police says the system to track sex offenders isn’t up to date because there hasn’t been enough staffing over the years to maintain the system. The main … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Cause of 3-Car Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police says it’s investigating the cause of a three-car crash on McVay Highway and Fir Cove Lane Tuesday. Troopers say around 11:30 a.m. three cars were traveling northbound when one turned left into a driveway. They say the other cars couldn’t slow down fast enough, creating a domino effect and … Continue reading »

OSP Investigate Merlin Shooting

MERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a shooting Friday night. It says one person received a non-life threatening injury. OSP says around 11:30 p.m., troopers and detectives responded to the reported disturbance and shots fire at 6160 Monument Dr. Preliminary investigation indicated several adult males drove to a residence and … Continue reading »

Eugene City Prosecutor Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police has confirmed that the Eugene City Prosecutor was arrested for an alleged DUII on Sunday morning. Troopers say Daniel Barkovic was pulled over for a traffic violation just after 2:30 a.m. on Valley River Drive in front of the Valley River Center. OSP says Barkovic was arrested for DUII … Continue reading »

OSP Arrest Man Hiding on Hunter’s Stand

LA PINE, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a La Pine man was arrested Monday after eluding police on a motorcycle. OSP says around 11 a.m., a trooper attempted to stop a motorcycle for license and equipment violations near Highway 97. The motorcycle’s driver attempted to elude the trooper by driving onto US Forest Service … Continue reading »

Truck Driver Cited in Hwy 97 Crash

LA PINE, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a commercial truck driver was cited Monday following a crash at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 97. Troopers say around 5 a.m. Dennis C. Chaffin, 54, of Chilcoot, California, was driving west on Highway 31, when he reportedly fell asleep as he approached the Highway … Continue reading »

Wrong-Way Driver Charged with DUII

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a Washington man faces several charges following a wrong way head-on crash on Interstate 84 Friday. OSP and Hood River Police say around 8:30 p.m. they responded to a report of a vehicle traveling the eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84. Minutes later other calls … Continue reading »

Roads to be Jammed for Labor Day Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Labor Day Weekend is here, and that means holiday traffic. Friday is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year, meaning that the Interstate 5 corridor will be jammed with traffic. The American Automobile Association says that about five million people in the Pacific Northwest will be taking … Continue reading »

Walmart Shooting Suspects in Custody

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  Springfield Police caught both suspects they believe were involved in a  shooting in the Walmart parking lot on Olympic Street Saturday afternoon. Police say one person was shot and is in the hospital in serious condition. Officers say they don’t know if the victim will make it. Officers say two groups of … Continue reading »

Truck Drags Car in I-5 Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — A driver and her two passengers escaped serious injury after their compact car hit a semi-trailer just north of Eugene. According to the semi driver, a Honda Civic veered from the left lane directly under his rig. It was then dragged 1,500 feet from the rest area to where the vehicles stopped. … Continue reading »

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