Police Increase DUII Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — In an effort to protect the community against impaired drivers, the Eugene Police Department will put saturation patrols on the road and search out those driving under the influence. Drivers who suspect dangerous or possible DUII drivers are encouraged to call 911 to support the effort. The targeted DUII enforcement effort is designed to … Continue reading »

Boaters Rewarded for Life Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Marine Board, Lincoln County and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Offices and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are teaming up to evaluate life jacket wear in Oregon. Marine deputies will reward adults who are wearing their life jackets as part of a nationwide Wear It campaign, which educates boaters about the … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Red Light Installed in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A new traffic signal on 30th Avenue near University Street was turned on Wednesday. The signal is designed to increase safety for the hundreds of school children, transit users and others who cross the street every day. The pedestrian-activated signal is the first of its kind in Eugene. Here’s how the crossing … Continue reading »

NCU Hosts Security Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — With security being a national topic because of ISIL and other terrorism groups, residents have a chance to ask and learn from local law enforcement Wednesday, Oct. 1. Northwest Christian University is teaming up with multiple law enforcement agencies to host the forum. The forum is focused on homeland defense and security, … Continue reading »

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 »

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