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 »

“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-fiancĂ©e 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 »

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