Junction City

Mental Hospital Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– State and local leaders came together to celebrate a milestone. They performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Oregon State psychiatric hospital in Junction City. Michael Schlimmer will enter the facility for treatment next Wednesday. He says today marks a day of hope. “When I was admitted to the mental health system … Continue reading »

Two Arrested in Junction City Drug Bust


Junction City, Ore. – Two Junction City residents were arrested during a drug bust at a home on 4th and Kalmia. Junction City police, with help from the Lane County Special Response Team, served a search warrant early Friday morning. Investigators said inside they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of marijuana. Neighbors … Continue reading »

Suspected Drunk Drive Eludes, Crashes


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  Springfield Police say a suspected drunk driver led officers on a short pursuit late Monday night before crashing. Police say an officer attempted to stop 20-year-old Armando Roman-Ramirez of Junction City at the 2600 block of Marcola Road around 11:30 p.m. Officers say after the stop was initiated, the vehicle accelerated, ran … Continue reading »

Junction City Family Receives New Home


JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A Junction City couple is now first time homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity. A big welcome home for the Babcock family today. The community and volunteers gathering today for a dedication ceremony. It took more than 70 volunteers six months to build the house. The Babcocks helped as well, putting … Continue reading »

Psychiatric Hospital Open House


JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– Don’t let the gray cement exterior of the new psychiatric hospital in Junction City fool you. Construction of the state’s newest hospital is finally complete and the public will get a chance to take a look inside. The $84 million facility is 220,000 square feet and full of color. The attention was … Continue reading »

Junction City Home Invasion Robbery


Junction City OR – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion robbery on Collins Road in Junction City this morning, 1/23/15, at approximately 2:30 am. Two occupants of the residence, a 24 year old male and a 23 year old female, were sleeping when they were startled awake by three black males wearing dark clothing. The male and female were held at gunpoint while the suspects bound their wrists and feet, and covered their mouths. The male was struck in the face with a pistolRead More
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Junction City Jail Inmate Escapes


EUGENE, Ore. — Police say on Sunday around 3:30 p.m. an inmate in the custody of Junction City Municipal Jail escaped from custody while being treated for a medical condition at the Eugene Urgent Care clinic at 1800 Coburg Road in Eugene. The inmate’s name is Katherine May Berg, born October 8, 1981.  She is … Continue reading »

City Administrator Resigns


JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The city administrator of Junction City informed the city council Tuesday night that she is stepping down. This is yet another shakeup in leadership in Junction City. The resignation comes as the city continues its investigation into the police chief who has been on an administrative leave for months now. City … Continue reading »

Police Chief Still on Paid Leave


JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City Police Chief Mark Chase is still on paid administrative leave and residents are now asking questions about why it’s been so long. City Administrator Melissa Bowers says Chase has been on leave since July 18. Although she wouldn’t go on camera. Bowers says it’s non-disciplinary, and they are investigating … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 14th


On the November 14th, 2014 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, highlights include the second week of playoffs from Oregon City at Sheldon, Wilsonville at Springfield and Marist at Corvallis.    

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