Springfield Police Clear Homeless Camps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A day after the city of Eugene told homeless campers they needed to leave their site at Broadway and Hillyard, the city of Springfield cleared out homeless campers along the Willamette River. The Springfield Police Department said it gets calls about illegal homeless campers daily, which is why it’s now clearing out … Continue reading »

Decreased Funds for Springfield Projects

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield is not receiving its usual federal allotment for housing and community development projects this year, so city leaders are accepting new proposals for projects benefiting low and middle-income people. The projects could be a housing project, neighborhood park or activities that help people in need. Due to these … Continue reading »

Alleged DUII Leads to Fire House Damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say an alleged drunk driver crashed into the fire station at 28th and Centennial Wednesday night causing extensive damage. Police say 29-year-old Shanda Cline was speeding on Centennial, just before 11:30, when she lost control of her car. Cline reportedly smashed into a dumpster then went through a fence and … Continue reading »

Abandoned Trailer Catches Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Police responded to a fire burning an abandoned trailer near Highway 99 in Eugene Monday night. Multiple engines and a truck from Eugene-Springfield Fire showed up to the scene, but only three engines were needed to quickly put the flames out. The initial call came in just after 11 p.m. Monday. Neighbors … Continue reading »

Cities Clean Up After Storm

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local utility and public works crews say the first big storm of the season wasn’t so bad. While the weekend did see a few downed trees and outages here and there, both the cities of Springfield and Eugene say the damage, if any, was mild. In Springfield, public works only got one … Continue reading »

Man Threatens Girlfriend with Rifle

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police responded to reports of an armed dispute Wednesday evening at 174 62nd Pl. They say Glen Foster and his girlfriend were in a dispute when Foster armed himself with a rifle and threatened the girlfriend and the police if she called them . She was able to call police and … Continue reading »

Police Respond to Armed Dispute

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police responded to reports of an armed dispute Wednesday evening at 2727 Gateway St. They say Jeremy Bishop became upset over the breakup of a relationship and pointed a shotgun at his ex-girlfriend, her father and a friend who came to help her move out. The victims left and called police … Continue reading »

Board to Address State of the County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s annual State of the County address will be presented by the Board of Commissioners Monday. It will take place at the Lane County Public Service building. Chair of the Lane County Board of Commissioners Sid Leiken will review past accomplishments and outline future goals for Lane County. Some of 2013′s … Continue reading »

Family Welcomes Baby On New Year’s Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Lane County family of five is now a family of six tonight. They welcomed the new year and the newest member of their family on the same day. Emma Baer is the second baby born in Lane County today. According to RiverBend hospital staff, the first baby was born at McKenzie-Willamette … Continue reading »

Springfield Cars Vandalized

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It wasn’t a very merry Christmas for folks in Springfield who woke up to find their cars were vandalized. Springfield Police say a number of cars on E Street between 4th and 6th Streets were keyed Wednesday morning. As of last check the number was a high as nine cars keyed. Springfield … Continue reading »

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