Lane County Juvenile Youth Programs

EUGENE, Ore. — The arrest of a teenager from Washington County sparked talks in the community after he allegedly raped a woman near Autzen Stadium while on a supervised outing with a juvenile youth program. After Washington County’s Juvenile Department confirmed Jaime Tinoco, 17, was arrested for allegedly beating and raping a 39-year-old woman in … Continue reading »

EPD Reminds of Safety in School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit would like to remind motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders to use extra caution as children head back to school. EPD says to budget extra time and be patient with delays, watch out for pedestrians, obey crossing guards, follow crosswalk laws, drive the speed limit and stop … Continue reading »

Earthquake Building Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — Bridges aren’t the only structures around town that could run into problems, local buildings might not be able to withstand a strong seismic event. City of Eugene officials say there have been building codes in place for years to make sure buildings don’t collapse, if there is a quake; but, there could … Continue reading »

Seismic Bridge Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials in Oregon say an earthquake of the magnitude like the one in Northern California could cause catastrophic damage. The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state’s oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a … Continue reading »

Safety Town Kicks Off In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A great summer program that teaches kindergartners life saving lessons starts Monday at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Springfield. The focus is on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Children will learn how to cross the street safely with the all important mantra, “Stop, look, and listen.” The program also covers poison safety, fire safety, … Continue reading »

University Police Offers Safety Escorts

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon Police are offering a way for students to get around campus safely at night. UOPD says there are other services on campus, such as Safe Ride, aimed to help students get around safely, but that requires scheduling ahead of time and can be inconvenient to students. So, UOPD has … Continue reading »

Group Proposes Changes to UO ID Cards

EUGENE, Ore. — Student organizations at the University of Oregon are proposing a small change that they think can make a big difference. Right now, student ID cards are plain on the back. A group called UO Active Minds is asking the Student Affairs Office to use the empty space to print important information, like … Continue reading »

Safety Town Registration Opens

EUGENE, Ore. – Registration for the 2014 Safety Town opened Tuesday. Safety Town is a two-week program that introduces pre-school children to safety topics including pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, poison, fire, gun, home and water safety. Children will learn safety through instructions, songs and hands-on activities. Safety Town students will have an opportunity to explore … Continue reading »

UOPD Ready to Respond in Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department wants students to know they’re prepared to act fast in emergency situations. On Tuesday, a student at Purdue University was killed when authorities say a gunman walked onto campus. This is just the latest in a string of campus shootings on middle, high school, and college … Continue reading »

Firefighters Share Heating Safety Tips

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Firefighters are warning people who leave for the holidays to make sure their home is safe from potential fires. The Corvallis Fire Department says it responds to fires every winter because of heating problems. Fire crews say anyone who leaves home should turn heating systems down to low, but not off. That … Continue reading »

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