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June 2014

Family of Murder Victim Speaks

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — No one is ever prepared to lose a family member. News of Jenny Gamez’ death is hitting her foster family hard. Law enforcement positively identified Jenny Gamez as on of the victims found in suitcases June 5th near the town of Geneva, Wisconsin. The first body identified was 37-year-old Laura Simonson of … Continue reading »

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PAC-12 Baseball Final Recap

Wednesday night the college baseball season concluded in Omaha, Nebraska at TD Ameritrade Park and the Vanderbilt Commodores winning the national title. Vandy defeated the Virginia Cavaliers in game three of the title series, claiming the school’s fi… Continue reading

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Brent Ericksen named cross country, track and field coach at Pacific University

Brent Ericksen, who has experienced significant success at nearly every level of the sport, has been selected as Pacific University’s head cross country and track and field coach.

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Eugene Stabbing Suspect Formally Charged

EUGENE, Ore. — A man was formally charged in the Lane County Jail court Monday afternoon for stabbing another man near the Saturday Market this weekend. Brian Frederick Ernest was arraigned on assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges. The Eugene Police Department says Ernest stabbed a man he didn’t know near the Free … Continue reading »

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I-5 Lanes Open for Fourth of July

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Crews will be opening all lanes of a construction zone on I-5 for drivers this holiday weekend. The stretch south of Cottage Grove has been down to one lane as crews work on a paving project. It’s caused major delays for drivers, prompting ODOT to issue an apology in May. In … Continue reading »

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Double Fatal Crash Closes Highway 101

COOS COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police is responding to a double fatal crash on Highway 101 at MP 255, about 10 miles south of the intersection with Highway 42. All lanes are blocked. Drivers should expect delays of two hours or more. No other information is available at this time.

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‘We believe these two were responsible for a lot of meth’

Police arrested two brothers on drug and weapon charges Friday after a months-long investigation.The South Coast Interagency Narcotics team arrested 36-year-old David Dials on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Officers arrested 3…

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Oil train protester arrested after sitting on railroad track

Police officers arrested a woman who attached herself to a plastic barrel full of concrete and sat on a railroad track at a Portland oil terminal Monday morning.

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Sea Creatures Wash Up On Waldport Beach

Waldport, Ore. — An unusual site washed up on the shores of Waldport, Oregon this weekend. Millions of Velella velella are scattered across the beaches there. Despite their similarity to jellyfish, the Velella velella do not sting, but that doesn’t mean people should handle them. “If you see them, I wouldn’t touch them,” said Cameron … Continue reading »

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A Big Badda-Boom!

We look forward to celebrating our country’s Independence Day, but the fireworks, especially the illegal kind, cause serious problems for our pets. I’ll give you some tips on how to help your little friends survive the noise.

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