“100 Deadliest Days” for Teens

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer vacation is just around the corner for high school students but that time, falling between Memorial and Labor Day, is considered the most dangerous time for teen drivers. According to Bactrack.com, a breathalyzer company, that time period is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens. Police and driving instructors at … Continue reading »

Cromwell Convicted of Murder

  EUGENE, Ore. — A jury has found a Springfield man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-fiancée Tuesday, after less than an hour of deliberations. Last week, Robert Cromwell testified that he killed 26-year-old Casey Wright with a baseball bat because he was so upset. There was tension in the courtroom as both … Continue reading »

Jury Finds Cromwell Guilty

EUGENE, Ore. — The jury found Robert Cromwell guilty after an hour of deliberation Tuesday. Cromwell was accused of killing his ex-fiance, Casey Wright, in November at their home in Springfield. Cromwell was found guilty of murder and unlawful use of a weapon. A Lane County judge will sentence him on Friday. This is a … Continue reading »

Havurah Farm Barn Fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Thurston family is receiving some much needed help Sunday after their barn went up in flames, killing more than 300 chickens. Dozens of people showed up at the Havurah Farm to help the Sherer family raise money for a rebuild and show their support after their barn full of chickens burned … Continue reading »

Murder Trial Jury Selection

EUGENE, Ore. — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of a Springfield man charged with killing his girlfriend. Police say Robert Cromwell used a baseball bat to murder Casey Wright, 26, in his home in November. Investigators say shortly after the crime, Cromwell walked into McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center with injuries and … Continue reading »

Taking Advantage of Free Comic Book Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A shop in Springfield really got into national Free Comic Book Day Saturday, holding an all-day event for fans. More than 80 people  lined up outside DragonVine on Pioneer Parkway Friday morning. The store gave away free comic books, prizes, and pizza. Based on last year’s turnout, they expected about 1,500 people … Continue reading »

State Laws Prevent Needed Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Staff at Lane County Behavioral Health Services say their hands are tied in certain situations. Tuesday night’s incident where a man allegedly attacked two women with a pick ax in Springfield is one example of that. The suspect’s mother in this case partially blamed the incident on the fact that her son … Continue reading »

Victim Details Apparent Pick Ax Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A day after a man allegedly attacked two women with a pick ax in Springfield — the victims and the mother of the suspect are speaking out. One of the victims describes Tuesday’s attack as brutal and insane as the suspect repeatedly swung at them with a pick ax. “He would’ve caught … Continue reading »

Traffic Alert: Crash Blocking OR 126

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation says OR 126 is closed at Pioneer Parkway following a crash Tuesday. ODOT says the crash involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle. A detour is in place from northbound Pioneer Parkway, to eastbound OR 126, to 42nd Street, then south to OR 126B. This is an … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Home, Displaces 8

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Emergency crews rushed one person to the hospital after a fire ripped through a Springfield house on the 800 block of 57th Street Tuesday. Firefighters say it was a large and active fire by the time they showed up. Crews were able to put out the fire, but they’re still not sure … Continue reading »

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