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October 28 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Eugene Approves City Hall 4th Floor
    A new direction for the proposed Eugene City Hall. City councilors have approved the construction of a fourth floor. Councilors gave the go ahead at Monday’s work session. They were also considering the construction of a
  • Glenwood Redevelopment Talks Continue
    The city of Springfield is pushing forward with plans to redevelop Glenwood and it’s evaluating the role the county will play in the project. The Candlewood Suites are a fresh example of new development on Franklin Boulevar
  • Eugene Considers Boundary Expansion
    The city of Eugene is looking to grow, adding 900 acres located just off Clear Lake Road. A lot of the land there is used for farming, but some property owners told KEZI 9 News the ground isn’t what it used to be and
  • Rip City Visits McCornack Elementary
    Eugene usually goes green and yellow for game day, but Monday it was all about the red and black. Portland Trail Blazers representatives, along with Blaze the Trail Cat and members of the Blazer Dancers were at McCornack Eleme
  • Oregon Faces Utah, Saturday November 8th at 7pm PT on ESPN
    Game times have been announced for next week and the Oregon Ducks will face the resurgent Utah Utes on Saturday, November 8th in another night game for the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 7pm Pacific time on ESPN. This will make every game, but one th 
  • High School Equivalency Program Canceled
    A high school equivalency program through the University of Oregon, which has helped migrant workers get their GEDs for nearly 50 years, is no more, after its federal funding was not renewed. The program, also called HEP, was offic
  • Eugene Rape Trial Rescheduled
    A 17-year-old accused of raping and assaulting a woman near Autzen Stadium last month won’t face trial until next year. Jaime Tinoco faced a judge Monday afternoon at the Lane County Courthouse. The defense requested his tria
  • Talks Too Much?
    I don’t know about you but as a child I got into a lot of trouble for talking too much when I was not supposed to. One particular incident is the perfect example of how you can turn a bad situation to one that is much worse. I’ll explain, and you’ll
  • Workers plan 3-day strike at hospital
    More than 300 employees at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center represented by the Service Employees International Union 49 plan to start a 3-day strike Tuesday. 
  • 2 people found dead after pair of house fires in Sweet Home
    Two people were found dead in two separate house fires in Sweet Home early Monday morning.
  • Woman wanted after Florence bank robbery
    A woman in a hooded sweatshirt robbed a bank branch inside a grocery store on Friday.The suspect and her vehicle were both caught on surveillance camera as she robbed the Oregon Pacific Bank inside Safeway on Highway 101.
  • Candles blamed for warehouse fire
    Fire crews put out a blaze at a northwest Eugene warehouse Sunday night. 
  • Car2Go comes to Eugene: ‘Walk up to a car, rent it, ride away’
    The global car-sharing program Car2Go is launching a 50-car fleet in Eugene. Members can rent any of their cars for up to four days at a time, and can go as far as 150 miles from the home area

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October 24 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • HBO Go, Netflix, and The Beginning of The End?
    As television channels and movie studios move toward stand-alone streaming services like Netflix and HBO Go, mass media in America is slowly beginning to wake up and smell the new millennium.
  • Elk Horn Brewing moves up from food cart to hot new pub on Franklin Boulevard
    Elk Horn is located in a building that used to house Carl’s Jr., the fast food dining chain that had offices down in the basement while hamburgers went out the door at street level.
  • Claim 52 Brewing Opens In Springfield
    A Eugene brewery is staking claim on a new location in Springfield. Started back in 2012, Claim 52 Brewing will now serve up handcrafted beers at the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Sprout! Regional Food
  • VIEWPOINT: Closing The Clean Water Act Loopholes
    On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment Oregon, “Waterways Restored,” highlights the success the law has brought to the Willamette River, taking it from a river overwhelmed by sewage, to one that Oregonians can 
  • Growing up Italian: How I Met My Brother From a Different Mother (Gemellino)
    In Italy we have a popular saying: You can’t pick your family members, but you can choose your friends. How exciting! I got to have a twin, who is not my brother, but who’s the bestest of friends. If you find this confusing, you are not the  only
  • Crash closes I-5 near Albany
    A crash involving a semi and other vehicles blocked Interstate 5 both north and south on Thursday.
  • Woman Sentenced for Stealing Car
    Tamela Trice was sentenced to 20 months in prison Thursday after she stole a car that had two kids inside. On Sept. 13, investigators say a mother went into Safeway on Main Street in Springfield. She left the engine on with her two

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October 23 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Bridge Closed During Death Investigation
    A bridge is closed on the coast Thursday morning, and a death investigation is under way. Oregon State Police closed the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge on Highway 101 Wednesday night. Emergency responders found a man’s
  • UO Worker Saves Burning Building
    High praise from Eugene Springfield Fire. A woman who was taking a break, may have saved the Wesley Center from extensive fire damage. A fire started Wednesday afternoon in the kitchen of the center. Sarah Anderson works at the nei
  • Tree Crashes onto House
    Our first big fall storm of the season tested the rivers, the sewers and at times, even the homes, as several trees came down during the heavy rainfall and strong winds. This fall storm hasn’t disappointed with rain totals to
  • County Commissioners Tour Coburg North
    The former Monaco manufacturing site, Coburg North, is now fully leased. On Wednesday, Lane County commissioners took a tour to learn more about the jobs and developments happening in Coburg. With all the buildings leased and plans
  • UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly
    The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Oregon with a Gold Bicycle Friendly University Wednesday. The University of Oregon encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such
  • Garbage Truck Overturns
    A messy scene Wednesday at the Goshen exit right off Interstate 5 after a dumpster overturned and spilled garbage on the road. Oregon State Police received a call about the incident just after 10:30 a.m. ODOT crews helped OSP in re
  • Social Security Benefits to Increase
    Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year. The modest increase is

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October 22 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • New KATU Poll Shows Potential Shift in Governor’s Race
    New polling information released today by WW’s news partner, KATU (Channel 2) television shows large..
  • Public Provides Boost for Sick Leave Law
    A bit of guidance for the the city of Eugene as it drafts rules for its new mandatory sick leave law. The city invited the community for a public discussion Tuesday night regarding the creation of administrative rules for the law t
  • Springfield Bond Measure Open House
    A similar bond but a new approach for the Springfield School District as it looks to replace Hamlin Middle School. Administration invited the community to learn more about its bond measure on next month’s ballot. But not 
  • Woman Accused of Hitting Man Twice
    A domestic dispute took a rough turn in Eugene. A Eugene woman is accused of running over her boyfriend twice in one day. “I just wondered what made her do it. What would make someone do something like that?” said Eugen
  • Bookings for the Lane County Jail for October 17, 2014
  • Human Rights Commission: Eugene homeless an ’emergency’
    With winter fast approaching, members of the Human Rights Commission are calling this an emergency situation.
  • OSU President Gets 9% Raise
    How does a 9 percent pay raise sound? That’s exactly what’s coming to Oregon State University’s president. The OSU Board of Trustees approved a raise for President Ed Ray on Friday. Right now he makes just over 
  • Lane County Approves Pot Sales Tax
    Lane County commissioners are beating the ballot with marijuana sales tax. They voted four to one in favor of taxing recreational pot, should Measure 91 pass on Nov. 4. Commissioners were quick to vote because a clause in Measure 9
  • Decision imminent from forest service for new OHV dunes rules
  • Wells Fargo Offers Bank Robbery Reward
    Wells Fargo announced Tuesday a reward of up to $5,000 for original information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed Wells Fargo bank branches in Salem on Oct. 16 and in Cottage Grove on Oct. 17. Investigato
  • UPDATE: Predatory Sex Offender Arrested
    A predatory sex offender wanted for failing to report to his parole officer last week was arrested Monday night in Douglas County. Jeramy Ball was arrested after he was found hitchhiking along Highway 42. Kim Menjou, superv
  • Couple Dies in Crash in Sutherlin
    Oregon State Police released the names of a Sutherlin couple killed in a crash Monday afternoon. Troopers say Todd Gilman was behind the wheel of a 2001 Toyota Corolla with his wife, Tina, when for an unknown reason he veered ea
  • Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax
    The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down th

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October 20 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Consistency Amidst the Chaos
    Much of the narrative for Oregon fans this season has centered on the uncertainty many have felt about the possible outcomes from week-to-week. In recent years, the Ducks had always been a near-certainty to..
  • Golf Takes 12th at Stanford Intercollegiate
    UO shot a 879 – their season-low tournament score so far this year – and finished in 12th place at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
  • Mark Helfrich Optimistic About Direction of Program and Royce Freeman
    Mark Helfrich believes Oregon is headed in the right direction. Oregon performed well against Washington, but what was so notable was the giant leap they made in their most needed area of improvement: run
  • Oregon Heartbroken in Second Overtime at Washington St.
    The Ducks fell 1-0 in 2OT at Washington State Sunday afternoon in Pullman, Wash.
  • Pac-12 bowl projections: Week 8
    Just a few weeks ago, it was popular to write off the Pac-12’s chances of having a team in the initial College Football Playoff. What was then an over…
  • Four SEC West Teams In AP Top Five
    For the first time ever, four teams from the same conference are ranked in the top five of the AP Top 25 — and all four are from the same division. ESPN college football reporter Adam Rittenberg provides his rankings reaction.
  • Stanford’s AP poll streak ends
    Welcome back, UCLA. Goodbye, Stanford. Oregon headlines the list of six Pac-12 teams ranked in this week’s AP poll, which does not include the Cardin…

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October 17 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • The History Behind Hate Week and the Oregon-Washington Rivalry
    “Hate week”, as the week leading up to the Oregon-Washington game is affectionately called, is almost over as the Ducks get ready to face the Huskies tomorrow. There are few rivalries in college football…
  • Chip Kelly Update: Culture Beats Scheme, 27-0
    It’s been an interesting week for Chip Kelly’s Eagles. The New York Giants built up to their NFC East showdown with Philadelphia by talking trash all week and literally stomping on the midfield Eagle…
  • Web Extra: Beavers After Utah Loss
    Members of the Oregon State team football speak with the media after losing to #20 Utah 29-23 in double overtime on Thursday, October 16th. This article will be updated with more players as the videos become available: Oregon Sta
  • Oregon Ducks 2015 Recruiting Update: Defensive Line
    Continuing with our 2015 recruiting coverage, we land among the defensive line As it stands right now, the Oregon Ducks do not have any seniors defensive lineman this year. Unless anyone decides to go pro or transfer, that gives them a littl…
  • Pac-12 power rankings and Week 8 predictions
    Pac-12 power rankings 1. Oregon (5-1, 2-1) Previous ranking: 2 Last week: Defeated UCLA 42-30 Thought: Ducks are still the Pac-12′s best hope for the College Football Playoff. 2. USC (4-2, 3-1) Previous ranking: 7 Last week: Defeated Arizona 28-2
  • 2014 Nick Symmonds Springfield 800M
    Rain or shine, the 3rd Annual Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 meter race is Friday, October 17th. The race takes over 5th Street in downtown Springfield. It’s a straight run with 8 different heats from walkers to elite. Fi 
  • Three Ducks Invited to USA Softball Camp
    Current Ducks Janie Takeda, Janelle Lindvall and Cheridan Hawkins were invited to the 2015 USA Softball selection camp.
  • Oregon women’s basketball adds walk-on Marie Berthuel to roster
    Every day, Marie Berthuel would play basketball at the Student Recreation Center —usually with the guys. She has always been interested in basketball, whether in her hometown of Nice, France or new home of Eugene, Oregon, but now she of 
  • Oregon Football Practice Report: Oct. 16
    The Ducks held their walk-through for Saturday’s game vs. Washington (5 p.m. PT, Fox Sports 1) with alumni on hand who now are with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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October 15 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Comcast’s $2 Billion-a-Year Secret
    Comcast’s high-speed internet modem rental service is a $2 billion-a-year business, and the only thing keeping it going is the fact that most people just don’t know. Buy your own modem, and skip the rental fee for good.
  • Canned Heat
    Here’s the GMO labeling that corporations are shelling out millions to kill. Four little words. That’s what’s at stake in the battle over November’s Measure 92—what appears to be the second-most expensive ballot-measure
  • Creswell Barber Shop Reopens After Fire
    It’s all the buzz in Creswell Tuesday as a barber shop is back up and running for the first time since a fire destroyed its original location last week. The Whistle Stop Barber Shop on Main Street is open for the first time 
  • Local restaurants dominate chowder competition
  • Tractor driver killed in rear-end crash
    A car rear-ended a tractor pulling a trailer Monday, killing the driver of the tractor.
  • Vehicle catches fire in drive-through
    A vehicle caught fire in a restaurant drive-through Tuesday morning.
  • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
    Oct. 15 is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, also known as BRA Day. A Eugene doctor is trying to bring attention to the options available to women coping with breast cancer. Toni Myers, a registered nurse with Jewell Plastic Sur 
  • Man Pinned Between 2 Cars
    An elderly man walked away uninjured after he got pinned between his car and another in the Bi-Mart parking lot on River Road. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says the man parked his car and got out to go shopping, but his c
  • Lane County Jail Bookings for October 10, 2014
    Bookings at the Lane County Jail – October 10, 2014 more…
  • Eugene Vehicle Break-in Suspect Arrested
    Police arrested a man suspected of breaking in to vehicles in the Spencer Butte parking lot this summer. Monday afternoon, An officer found James Edward Walters in his vehicle near the 3600 block of Glenwood Drive. He was arrested
  • Frontier Airlines to Leave EUG
    The Eugene Airport announced Tuesday that Frontier Airlines will leave the Eugene market at the end of November after a two-season run at the airport. Airport officials said Frontier began its service with seasonal service bet
  • OSP Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash
    Oregon State Police continues its investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash Monday. OSP says around 2:25 p.m., Patrick C. Hope, 67, of Vancouver, Wash., was driving his Harley Davidson Motorcycle on Highway 214 when he drove o
  • Hayes Releases Statement on Property
    Less than a week after an illegal marriage was revealed, there’s another scandal for Governor Kitzhaber’s Fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. Hayes released a statement saying she lived on a property in Okanogan, Washington

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  • Chip Kelly’s Amazing Special Teams
    Fans will not find football players listed on official rosters as gunners, wings or kick return blockers, but Chip Kelly went out of his way to ensure the Philadelphia Eagles have quality players at…
  • Recruiting Update: Five Stars A-Plenty
    Football Recruiting Offers Increasingly popular for the Ducks coaching staff, the JUCO recruiting trail is once again heating up. Last week, defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell (2-Star/Riverside, CA) received an Oregon offer and immediately took… 
  • Oregon to wear 1994 throwback uniforms
    When Oregon steps on the field on Saturday against Washington, the Ducks will be throwing it back a few decades. The 1994 season sticks out for both …
  • 20 years commemorating “the pick”
    Every Duck fan has either heard of it or watched it replay each Saturday at Autzen Stadium.
  • ProDucks update: Dennis Dixon, Clay Matthews and more
    Former Oregon players saw a lot of action this week in the NFL.
  • Mariota Undaunted by Chance of Rain Showers
    Ashley Young of FishDuck.com interviewed Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during Tuesday’s press conference at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowling Complex. With Oregon’s prolonged summer weather seemingly coming to an en
  • Ducks to Open Up Playbook, Says Hroniss Grasu
    Hroniss Grasu spoke with Ashley Young of FishDuck.com at the on-campus press conference at the Hatfield-Dowling Complex Tuesday. Heading into this week’s rivalry game against the University of Washington, Grasu explained that communicat
  • Lions break through against Bulldogs
  • Oregon Football Practice Report: Oct. 14
    The Ducks moved indoors to get out of the rain as they continued working toward Saturday’s showdown with fellow 5-1 team Washington (5 p.m. PT, Fox Sports 1).
  • Mariota still undecided about 2015
    Marcus Mariota said after Tuesday’s practice that he still doesn’t know what his football future holds in 2015. Oregon’s star quarterback is projected as a top-5 NFL draft pick should he leave. Mariota is a fourth-year junior who reds

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October 14 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban
    As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban r 
  • “Assistance” Is Their First Name.
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    Assistance League® is a service club organization whose members perform a lot of good works for our local community. Do you know what those good works are and how they are financed? I have the answers to those questions and more in this installment of
  • Eugene Police Investigate Cold Case
    A Eugene cold case is being reopened after 40 years as police gain new access to DNA samples. It’s all following the disappearance of Martha Morrison, last seen in Portland in 1974. Police say they have new evidence that may
  • Eugene Marathon Dates Announced
    Start training, Track Town. We now know the official dates for the ninth annual Eugene Marathon. Organizers say next year’s marathon and half marathon will take place Sunday, May 10, 2015, kicking off at 7 a.m. They expect ru 
  • Head-on Crash near Tangent
    Two people are in the hospital after a head-on crash near Tangent. The wreck happened Monday morning on Highway 99 East near milepost six, between Tangent and Albany. The Tangent Fire Department says one vehicle crossed over the c
  • Voter Registration Due Today
    Election Day is less than a month away, and Today is the last day to register to vote. People can either go online, submit a voter registration form directly to the elections office, or mail in a registration card with a postmark
  • Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax
    Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The pro
  • Eugene police to ticket skateboarders, bicyclists on downtown sidewalks
    The city has spent about $1,000 for 100 signs designating the downtown walk zone, and police say they’re ready to start handing out $50 fines

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October 13 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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October 9 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Fresh Perspective on Goshen Fire Feud
    A new direction for a fire district enveloped in a feud. The Goshen Rural Fire District brought in a mediator to help patch the rift between volunteer firefighters and the chief. Over the last several weeks the mediator interviewed
  • PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap Week 6
    The upset bug of ranked teams started in Eugene and spread down to Los Angeles this past weekend. Outside of the upsets were several back and forth contests highlighted by California and Washington State 60-59 contest in Pullman. Here are all the resul
  • Eugene Discusses Marijuana Tax
    The Eugene City Council is the latest to talk about taxing the recreational use of marijuana, as voters across the state prepare to decide whether to approve it. Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to have a publi
  • Man Reunited with Stolen String Bass
    The principal bassist for the Eugene Symphony has been reunited with his 150-year-old bass, days after it was stolen. To Richard Meyn his bass isn’t just an instrument. It’s a friend and companion. And thanks to a Sprin 
  • Lane County Bookings for October 7, 2014
    Lane County Bookings and Mugshots for October 7, 2014
  • Tip Leads to Multiple Arrests
    The search for a fugitive in Sweet Home led to the arrest of four people. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they found Jerald Erikson hiding in a home on Brush Creek Road wanted for fleeing the courthouse after he was 
  • 2005 fatal police shooting of unarmed teen investigated by DA
    This past summer, Springfield Police Chief Tim Doney requested the Lane County District Attorney’s Office take another look at the deadly 2005 shooting of Jason Michael Porter by Officer Ethan Spencer
  • Police Release Names of Two Injured
    Oregon State Police released the names of two people critically injured in a wreck that killed a man Tuesday. The two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 126 West around 4:30 p.m., about three miles west of of Walton. Troopers say 56 
  • Measure 88: Driver Cards
    State Ballot Measure 88 was created in response to Senate Bill 833, passed and signed into law in 2013. The law allows the state to give out driver cards, not licenses, to people who meets all other identification and driving qual
  • In N’ Out Burger Sends Scouts to Medford
    There is a lot of talk about In N’ Out Burger moving a location to Medford. However, the famous burger joint said “nothing is for sure just yet.” The burger chain has filed a pre-application with the City of Med (ed: it may be Medford…but it is In-N-Out)

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