Teens Recovering from Pedestrian Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Two teenagers are recovering from serious injuries after a driver hit them, while they were crossing a street, Thursday. Around 10 p.m. a driver traveling home from work struck two teens near River Road. Even though both teens remain in the hospital, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office is calling it a tragic … Continue reading »

Police Identify Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Some quick thinking from two Eugene homeowners helped the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Eugene Police Department catch a burglary suspect in the River Road area. Police identified the suspect as 54-year-old Mark Turczynski. Police said it all started when two people came home to a burglar inside their house. The … Continue reading »

River Rd. Park Asks Voters for Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — Special elections take place on November 5, and key issues from around western Oregon will appear on the ballot. In Eugene, the River Road Park and Recreation District is asking voters for funding. The district says it’s nearing the end of a five-year operation levy. Voters passed the existing levy in 2008 … Continue reading »

Eugene to Discuss Cohousing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A planned housing development off River Road is eliciting controversy in the neighborhood where it’s been proposed, and the city will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss preliminary approval for the project. The development is a cohousing project called Oakleigh Meadow, which would sit on a two-and-a-half acre parcel of land. … Continue reading »

Two Local Neighborhoods Win Awards

EUGENE, Ore. — Two local neighborhoods scored big recognition on the national level. The Harlow Neighbors Association in Eugene was picked as the Neighborhood of the Year by Neighborhoods USA. The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations received a second place award. The Harlow Neighbors association received the award on Friday. The major reason … Continue reading »

EPD Arrest Man After Standoff

EUGENE, Ore. — A man led the Eugene Police officers on a short chase Tuesday morning and then barricaded himself inside his home for hours. Officers surrounded a home in the River Road area for hours, urging a man locked inside to turn himself in. Neighbors say this isn’t the first time they’ve had problems … Continue reading »

Springfield Woman Killed in Car Crash

LANE COUNTY, Ore– A Springfield woman is dead after a high-speed crash on River Road near Brown’s Landing. Lane County Sheriff’s have confirmed Morgan Tara Marie Smither, 26, was driving north on River Road at a high rate of speed. Just before 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, she lost control of her Ford Explorer, slammed into … Continue reading »

Tasting Table of Locally Grown Food

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon lawmaker wants the state legislature to pony up $5 million to expand the Farm to School program. The program connects farmers with neighboring schools, so kids will have access to local fruits and vegetables. As part of National Farm to School month River Road/ El Camino Del Rio Elementary hosted … Continue reading »