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At least one dead in two-vehicle accident Wednesday night on Highway 99 near Junction City

JUNCTION CITY — At least one person is dead in a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 99 on the southern edge of Junction City. The accident involved a motor home and a Honda CRX, which was severely damaged in the …

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Utility sues hydro developer

The Emerald People’s Utility District has filed a $664,000 lawsuit against its former partner in a hydropower project, alleging the company failed to meet a July 1 payment deadline. According to the suit, Symbiotics, EPUD’s former partner, signed a…

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Franklin Boulevard under I-5 to be closed over weekend

Contractors for the Oregon Department of Transportation will close Franklin Boulevard under Interstate 5 from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. The weekend-long closure will allow contractors to remove the wooden falsework used to construct the new so…

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Cell tower approved with conditions

An eagerly awaited decision over a proposed cell phone tower on Oakway Golf Course gave everyone involved something to dislike, setting up a possible appeal. A Eugene hearings official has ruled that AT&T can build the 75-foot structure, but only if th…

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Man arrested in pot raid

LEBANON — Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 100 marijuana plants from a rural property Tuesday and arrested the site’s owner on drug charges. Gregory Edward Davis, 57, was charged with manufacture and possession of marijuana following the seizu…

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Officials: County budget goes from bad to worse

Lane County government’s fiscal picture has gone from bad to worse with news of fresh hits to the budget, officials said Wednesday. The Board of Commissioners responded with calls to protect key services, increase timber harvest and adopt an especial…

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Woman robbed at knifepoint

An unknown assailant robbed a Eugene woman at knifepoint early Wednesday in the River Road area. According to Eugene police, the robbery took place about 12:20 a.m. when the 21-year-old victim was walking home near the intersection of River Road and Si…

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Mobile Home Fire Leaves Two People Homeless

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire ripped through a mobile home in Springfield, leaving two people homeless.
 
It happened around 12:30 Wednesday morning off 12th and Main near downtown.
 
Firefighters say the home was fully engulfed in…

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