Police Arrest Wanted Fugitive

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police arrested a wanted fugitive after a hit and run Saturday. Police say they tried to stop a car going the wrong way on Pioneer Parkway at about midnight. The driver wouldn’t pull over and a pursuit started. The chase went on to Highway 126 westbound and near the Valley River … Continue reading »

Eugene-Springfield Fire Merger Complete

EUGENE, Ore.– A big day for the cities of Eugene and Springfield. Eugene and Springfield Fire Departments fully merged into one entity on Monday. It’s a process that has been years in the making. In 2007, Eugene Fire Chief Randy Groves and then Springfield Fire Chief Dennis Murphy began bringing the two organizations together. “We … Continue reading »

DUII Driver Hits Bicyclist

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say a DUII driver was arrested Saturday night for hitting a bicyclist. It happened at 51st and Main St. at about 11 p.m. Police say 36-year-old Jake Walsh was driving a truck eastbound on Main St. when he hit a 15-year-old on his bike. He was taken to the hospital … Continue reading »

Relay for Life Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of local residents are fighting back against cancer this weekend as part of the Relay for Life. Organizers say there were about 5,000 participants this year at the 22nd Relay for Life in Eugene. The 24-hour event started Friday afternoon and wrapped up Saturday. People walking around the track at Willamette High … Continue reading »

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 »

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