Power Still Out in Rural Areas

VENETA, Ore. — Many rural communities are still without power, five days after the lights went out. Lane Electric says its crews are working 18-hour days to restore power. But even with those long hours, they still don’t have an estimate on when power will be restored for all customers because the areas they’re fixing … Continue reading »

Down Trees Causing Power Outages

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Sounds of snapping limbs filled Cottage Grove Friday night as freezing rain started weighing down trees. The National Weather Service says there was up a .25″ of ice coating trees that plunged many homes into darkness. Electric crews all over Lane County were out repairing electric lines that were taken down … Continue reading »

Police Hunt for Hit-and-Run Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police need your help to find the man who crashed a stolen car into a utility pole Sunday morning then ran off. Officers say they’re looking for James Naylor. They say he was driving the stolen Nissan when it hit the pole on Royal Avenue near Oak Hill Cemetery Road. If … Continue reading »

Early Morning Crash Knocks Out Power

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Early Sunday Karen Higgins and her husband hid the eggs and set the table for Easter brunch. But early in the morning the house didn’t have power. “I woke up a little after six and realized that there was no power in the house,” Higgins said. What sounded like a worst … Continue reading »