Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

New Canine for Jackson County Sheriff’s

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new canine unit thanks to a donation from the Southern Oregon Kennel Club. On Saturday, the club hosted an annual dog show at the Jackson County Expo center, during which they presented the department with a check for $10,000. The check will help … Continue reading »

Linn County Jail Still Hiring

ALBANY, Ore. — It has been five months since voters in Linn County renewed a law enforcement levy, but it is still taking some time before they will see changes. A huge portion of the approximate $100 million levy is going to the jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it will be able to … Continue reading »

Early Inmate Releases Continue at Jail

EUGENE, Ore. —  Lane County has had to let some inmates out of jail early, and now some citizens are concerned about their safety. Jacob Hartman put himself in harm’s way at his girlfriend’s home last week when he tried to protect her from her ex-husband. “I looked down because I felt something warm running down my … Continue reading »