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Agencies to Apply for FEMA Funding

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Several Lane County public agencies plan to apply for federal funding after February’s snow storm left parts of the area without power for days. This comes after President Barack Obama announced this month agencies could apply for FEMA funding. All of the agencies we spoke with say while they knew the … Continue reading »

Japanese Garden to Open in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On tax day, visitors have an opportunity to relax at a Japanese-style garden that is opening Tuesday for the season. Garden of Gentle Breeze, a private garden in the Vineyard Mountain area, is opening for the third year to visitors. The owner, Jay Gray, says the garden is a way for people … Continue reading »

Victim In Motel Fire Identified

SPRINGFIELD, ORE. — Police say the woman who died in the McKenzie Motel fire in Springfield was 22-year-old, Mariah Dawn Mcelroy from Springfield. They say her screams early Sunday morning likely saved the three survivors. Early Sunday morning, neighbors near the McKenzie Motel near 17th and Main in Springfield, were drawn outside. “I was sitting … Continue reading »

Whoville Campers at Federal Building

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless campers are back at the old federal building plaza after a week-long cleaning closure. A camper said the majority of those who are camping at the old federal building are members of Whoville. Back on April 1, the Eugene Police Department shut down the Whoville camp at Broadway and Hilyard. One … Continue reading »

Myrtle Creek man gets 10 years in prison for shooting

A Myrtle Creek man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a man in the head with a shotgun.

Local Gymnast Headed to Nationals

EUGENE, Ore. — Hard work and dedication pays off for a local gymnast. Kendra Daniels, 18, won first place all around at state at level 10, the highest level you can compete at. She just earned third place overall at regionals this past weekend, earning her a spot at nationals. She’ll be competing next month … Continue reading »

One Dead In Springfield Motel Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A woman was found dead in a Springfield motel room that was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. The fire was contained to just this one room and no one else was injured. It happened at the McKenzie Motel near 17th and Main Street in Springfield. Witnesses say they saw the flames … Continue reading »

Fire evacuates Springfield apartment building

Fire crews were called out to an apartment fire on Springfield Sunday afternoon.Everyone living in the apartment unit on Anderson evacuated the burning building by the time Eugene/Springfield Fire arrived on-scene, department officials said.A total of …

Lunar Eclipse Happening on Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday night, folks will get the chance to see a total eclipse of the moon. Members of the Eugene Astronomical Society say it’s been about two years since we got a chance like this. The last one happened back in 2011. It will take about three and a half hours for … Continue reading »

Truck Rollover Blocks Roosevelt Blvd

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews say the intersection at Hwy 99 and Roosevelt Blvd. is blocked off as they work to clear the scene of a crash. Police say the driver lost the truck’s brakes and turned to avoid hitting another car. The truck completely turned over and crews were working to remove gravel that spilled … Continue reading »

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