Crews Repair Damaged Tombstones

NEAR SANTA CLARA, Ore. — Crews at Luper Pioneer Cemetery spent Sunday repairing two tombstones knocked over by vandals. Two workers lifted the tombstones with the help of a pulley system and glued them back together. Vandals have hit the cemetery before. Workers say although the property is tucked away from the road and gated, … Continue reading »

Springfield Boxing Facility Vandalized

EUGENE, Ore. — A local boxing gym in Springfield had its windows smashed late Wednesday night. This type of incident hasn’t happened before, but other acts of vandalism have, and the owner of the Northwest Training Center believes it may be linked to something of his past. “They’re not going to even get me to … Continue reading »

Local Pioneer Cemetery Vandalized Again

Near SANTA CLARA, Ore. — Disappointing–that’s how Luper Cemetery volunteers describe new damage caused by vandals, even as crews work to repair tombstones broken several years ago. More than 160 people are buried at Luper Pioneer Cemetery, and while they may no longer be walking this earth, cemetery caretakers say they’re still victims of this … Continue reading »

Vandals Strike Historic Cemetery Again

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Cleanup is under way in one of the valley’s oldest pioneer cemeteries. Vandals knocked over a few of the headstones over the weekend at the Luper Pioneer Cemetery. Most of them appeared to be just pushed over on their sides. This is the third time in the last few years vandals … Continue reading »

Five Businesses Vandalized Overnight

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police is looking for the suspects who vandalized five businesses overnight. An employee at a flower shop there saw broken glass on the ground outside when she got to work Friday morning. Her husband then saw a broken window at Papa Murphy’s and another at Shamrock Flowers. They immediately called Eugene … Continue reading »

Trees Vandalized at Cottage Grove Lake

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for the suspect(s) who vandalized trees at Cottage Grove Lake. It says about 20 trees near the western shoreline of the lake near 75200 London Road were cut up with chainsaws, axes or hatchets back in May. The corps says the trees will … Continue reading »

Local Park Playground Vandalized

EUGENE, Ore. — A witness saw a group of juveniles early Thursday morning burning playground equipment near Sheldon High School. The area is still damaged, marked off with caution tape around the damaged equipment. KEZI 9 News has been told a group of kids were using an aerosol can as a blow torch and deliberately … Continue reading »

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