Robbery Suspect Wounded by His Own Gun

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Saturday morning, SPD Officers were called to the 4100 block of Bluebelle Way in Springfield. Officers contacted Casey Carlson who was found in the street with a gunshot wound to his thigh.  Upon further investigation it became apparent Carlson had actually used the weapon in a robbery attempt. Detectives found Carlson had … Continue reading »

Driver in Deadly Crash Speaks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The driver involved in a crash that killed three children at 54th and Main in Springfield says he hasn’t wanted to drive since that day and has been relying on his son to get him around. Larry La Thorpe was visibly upset when he talked to KEZI 9 News outside of his … Continue reading »

Teen Describes Loss After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — We’re getting a new perspective of a house fire that destroyed a home in Springfield. The fire destroyed a home in the 1100 block of 39th Street Tuesday night. Investigators say it was caused by a deep fryer. The damages are estimated at about $130,000. We’re learning how this loss is only … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Springfield Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A scary scene in Springfield Tuesday night as a fire destroyed a house, leaving a family of seven without a home. Eugene-Springfield Fire says the fire broke out in the 1100 block of 39th Street just after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Crews remained on scene for much of the night putting out … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Urgent Care New Location

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Changes on the way for PeaceHealth at RiverBend, as its urgent care gets ready to move to a new location. The new space will be at the Gateway Marketplace, just down the road from its current location. The plan has been in the works for more than a year. The hospital believes … Continue reading »

Local Businesses Fundraise for Family

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s a tragic situation that has caught the attention of not only community members, but local businesses as well. They say they’re hoping to help the Hudson family through donations in this time of need. A tragedy that has torn apart a family is now bringing a community together. “It’s a tragic, … Continue reading »

Firefighters Meet Cancer Survivors

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual “Firefighters Stair Climb” is just around the corner, and firefighters from Eugene and Springfield are busy training. On Sunday, February 22, they got some help from a few honorary fireighters. The stair climb, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, draws in 1,800 firefighters to Seattle to climb … Continue reading »

Petition for Footbridge Started

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One Springfield resident is taking action to make the intersection of 54th and Main streets safer by starting a petition to build a footbridge over Main St. According to the website, there have been more than ten fatalities in the last ten years. Four of those have been in the last two … Continue reading »

Pedestrians Call Crossing Main St. Tough

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Pedestrians say it can be tricky to make your way across Main St. even with a pedestrian signal, like the one you see at the 54th St. intersection. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) says it bases the amount of time you get to cross a street on several factors including the … Continue reading »

SPD Says Driver Likely Ran Red Light

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash was likely running a red light when he entered the crosswalk on 54th and Main Sunday, killing three children and injuring their mother. Brian Antone, Patrol Officer for Springfield Police Department said various witness accounts of the crash indicate that the driver … Continue reading »

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