Kids in West Eugene Most Prone to Asthma

EUGENE, Ore. — A new study shows kids in West Eugene are breathing in toxins that are causing their lungs to not develop correctly, leading to asthma. For nine year old Stefani Medsker asthma has almost always been something she has to deal with. “It makes me feel sick, like my stomach starts hurting and … Continue reading »

BLM Plans to Clear Wetlands

EUGENE, Ore. – Some local homeless campers will soon have to find a new place to live as the Bureau of Land Management has begun the process of clearing out some local wetlands. The city has been doing a lot of work with the homeless community, but recent news about the BLM’s plan to clear … Continue reading »

EPD Responds to Violent Incident

UPDATE 6:46 P.M.: EPD has confirmed that one person died at the scene.  Police say they responded to a report of a fight in the area and that responders tried to perform CPR on the victim, but he did not survive.  Officers say that they have a suspect in custody. EUGENE, Ore. — Police have … Continue reading »

Property Crime Increase in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — In the past month, a west Eugene neighborhood has experienced a spike in property crimes. Police say these crimes include car break-ins, stolen vehicles, and residential and commercial burglaries. In the past month, Eugene police report there have been 20 burglaries, four stolen cars and 12 car break-ins in an area of … Continue reading »

Controlled Burn in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A controlled burn was to blame for the heat and flames off Danebo Road in west Eugene Sunday. About 50 acres were torched, lofting a huge plume of smoke into the air. The Bureau of Land Management and Eugene and Springfield fire managed the blaze. It’s primarily to benefit endangered species in … Continue reading »

Hazmat Crews Respond to Eugene Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire and hazmat crews responded to a business in west Eugene late Wednesday night. Employees at Life Technologies called 9-1-1 around 11:30 after a fire alarm went off. There was no sign of a fire when crews arrived, but since the company that occupies the building works with chemicals, a hazmat team … Continue reading »

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