Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what’s next. On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month. Mill workers said the meeting certainly answered some of their questions but losing their health insurance at the end of July is … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Employees of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill spent Friday watching their former site of work as crews continued to mop up the fire.  As the company works to go over its insurance policies, 250 employees are wondering what they are going to do in the meantime without work. “It was just heartbreaking to … 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 »

National Night Out Seeks Volunteers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — National Night Out is on August 5, but Saturday volunteers with the Springfield Police Department were working to spread the word early. They set up several booths at the Springfield Summer Fair at Island Park for the National Night Out Kickoff event. Organizers say it’s all about developing relationships with your neighbors … Continue reading »

Street Fight Turns into Stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — What started as an argument between strangers, quickly turned violent. Springfield police arrested Chabelo Contreras, accusing him of stabbing another man multiple times. Detectives say early Tuesday morning, Contreras and another man started arguing in the middle of the 300 block of 30th Street. It quickly turned into a shoving match. That’s … Continue reading »

Running For Prostate Cancer Awareness

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of people were up bright and early Sunday to take part in the sixth annual Father’s Day Prost8K Run in Springfield. At the sound of the horn, hundreds took off from the starting line, some running an 8k and some walking a 5k. Whether they were fast and focused or slow … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Sheridan Man

Springfield, Ore. — A crash on Main Street killed a 65-year-old motorcyclist. The crash was at the intersection of 35th and Main St. Police closed the west bound lanes as they tried to piece together just what happened. They say the motorcycle driven by Joseph Kendall was in the right hand lane. At some point … Continue reading »

Dispute Leads to Stabbing, Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is in custody, accused of stabbing another man and stealing his car. Police say it started around 9:45 p.m. Sunday. They say 30-year-old Brian Carlson was arguing with a man in front of a home in the 100 block of South 67th Street. They say Carlson stabbed the victim, 45-year-old … Continue reading »

Simpsons Mural Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s still some debate on whether Springfield, Oregon is the real home of the Simpsons. But soon the Emerald Art Center Gallery will be the backdrop to a new Simpsons mural. The gallery coordinator said the board unanimously approved painting the Simpsons mural at the gallery on Main Street. She said Simpsons … Continue reading »

Police Locate Man Wanted for Sex Abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man was taken into custody after leading Springfield Police on a chase Monday night. Police say Charles Lane was wanted in Albany for a sex abuse case involving a juvenile. Officers were able to track him down in Springfield. They say he was inside a home on the 100 block of … Continue reading »

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