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  • Lane County Bookings and Mugshots
    Mugshots and Bookings for the Lane County Jail and Springfield Municipal Jail for September 27, 2014
  • Aaron Jones Memorial Service
    A huge show of support Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena as friends, family and former employees celebrated the life of Aaron Jones. Jones played a major role in opening the volunteers in medicine clinic, for uninsured people. He a
  • Woman Cited for Stealing Wallets
    Eugene police cited a woman for stealing from people who offered to give her a ride. On Tuesday at about 4 p.m., a resident called police after they saw a woman who matched the suspect description. An officer near Royal Avenue and
  • Crews Respond to Explosion
    Emergency crews responded to a possible chemical explosion in at Thermo Fisher Scientific west Eugene. According to dispatchers, there were possibly two patients.
  • New Pedestrian Red Light Installed in Eugene
    A new traffic signal on 30th Avenue near University Street was turned on Wednesday. The signal is designed to increase safety for the hundreds of school children, transit users and others who cross the street every day.

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  • Ducks vs Wildcats Pre-Game
    The Oregon Ducks return home to Autzen Stadium in Eugene this weekend when they welcome in the Arizona Wildcats (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) this evening. Payback will be on Oregon’s mind after they were upset last year by the Wildcats in Tucson, one of only tw
  • Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Five-Star Teammates Set to Visit Oregon
    As the season progresses, the Ducks continue to have good news after good news. A pair of five-star defensive players from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, each scheduled official visits to Eugene. The platinum-tier football players p…
  • Bear Down: Preventing Another “Wildcat Upset” and Prediction
    I predicted the scenario that happened in Pullman, on Saturday. Others were insistent that the Ducks would blow out the Cougars. But after turning on the television, the Cougs were up by seven. In my last article I mentioned that the mid-level pass def
  • Taft Tigers Maul Horizon Christian 55-34
    Senior QB Pete Lahti throws for over 400 yards and 7 touchdowns as the #10 Tigers up their record to 4-0. The Tigers, led by senior QB Pete Lahti (#8 left), have a lot of weapons in their arsenal.  Lahti looked like he was trying for Wazzu QB Con…
  • Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks: Game time, TV schedule, odds, streaming and more
    It’s a battle of two unbeatens as 4-0 Oregon hosts 4-0 Arizona on a Thursday night in Eugene. Time and Place: 7:30 Pacific, Autzen Stadium. TV: ESPN Radio: In Oregon, you can listen on the Oregon Ducks Radio Network. Without a radio, listen
  • PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap Week 5
    UCLA made the biggest statement of week five blasting Arizona State in Tempe to kick off the week. Both bay area schools picked up close wins while Washington State and USC were victorious this week. Here are all the results from this weekend of PAC-12
  • Oregon Marching Band Reveals New Sound
    Ducks fans can expect a new sound at Autzen Stadium when Oregon takes on Arizona Thursday night. The Oregon Marching Band is debuting new instruments. In the last two weeks the Oregon Marching Band has put in 90 hours of rehearsa

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September 4 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Wildfires Spark, Crews Ready for More
    A busy day for fire crews on Wednesday. Not one, but two brush fires flare up. Crews remained on the scene of a brush fire at Ken Nielson and Cantrell Roads Wednesday night which is just west of Eugene. They were out there several
  • September 2 – Lane County Bookings & Mugshots
    Lane County Bookings & Mugshots for September 2, 2014. All those arrested/booked are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.
  • Smoke from grass fires delays traffic on I-5 near Cottage Grove
    Crews closed one of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove Wednesday afternoon to fight a grass fire that was sending up thick clouds of smoke along the roadway.
  • New Home for Veterans in Eugene
    A Eugene program that provides homes for those who have served our country is expanding its services. On Wednesday, there was an open house for a new building in the 1700 block of Willamette Street operated by Housing Our Veterans.
  • Teens Arrested for School Vandalism
    Three teens have been arrested on felony charges, accused of vandalizing Cottage Grove High School last week. Early last Friday, police say two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy were caught on surveillance video, stea
  • Deconstruction starts for old City Hall, some call for renovations
    Crews started dismantling the old Eugene City Hall building Wednesday, and supporters and detractors gathered to voice their opinion on building a new building at the location on 8th and Pearl.
  • Resident Holds Down Intruder
    A man was taken to the Lane County Jail after breaking into a Santa Clara home Wednesday morning. The couple living in the home on Cherry Avenue say they never thought something like this could happen to them. They’re very vi
  • Springfield PD: Teen charged in vandalism spree
    Officers took two suspects into custody for a vandalism spree through a Springfield neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
  • Deception Complex Update, Sept. 3
    The Deception Complex continues to burn near Oakridge Wednesday tonight. It’s now at 2,200 acres and 55 percent contained. Nearly 1000 crews are helping with those efforts. Crews say recent the rain has helped, but this yea
  • Sheriff: Man arraigned for trying to light roommate on fire in Yachats
    A man tried to light his roommate on fire after hitting the victim multiple times at their residence endear Yachats, Lane County Sheriff’s officials said.
  • Memorial Held for Governor Atiyeh
    Governor Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Victor Atiyeh, who served as Oregon governor from 1979 to 1987. A memorial for
  • Common Core Curriculum Starts
    The start of the school year also marks the beginning of the Common Core‘s schedule. Oregon’s one of the first of 43 states to start the teaching guidelines program. It’s all part of an effort to boost education n 
  • Donald Street Closures for Repaving
    Motorist should be prepared for the closure of a local road this week for repaving. Drivers on Donald Street from 46th Avenue to Fox Hollow Road should prepare for closed travel lanes and detours for the next several days during da
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August 13 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Officer Shoots Dog, Residents Furious
    Questions are swirling and frustrations building, as residents wonder why a police officer shot a pit bull. It happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of S. 41st and Camellia Street. Springfield police say the officer r
  • Midnight Mugshots – August 12, 2014
    Information from the arrests/bookings of the following people is selected from the websites of Lane County Jail (LCJ) and Springfield Municipal Jail (SMJ). Pictures – Mugshots used in this article were taken from those website more…
  • Event Connects Older Workers with Jobs
    The latest Oregon unemployment numbers are out, and they remain unchanged this month at 6.9 percent. And Tuesday, some older members of the workforce got some advice on how to get a job in this tough economy. Hundreds of people ove
  • Kids Create Lego Art
    A camp built for Lego fans is happening at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, one of the many art camps it offers this summer. Organizers say the Lego camp is the most popular, so this year they had two. Kids use Legos to make uni
  • Dexter Fire Fully Lined
    Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping
  • Sheriff’s Office Holding Job Open House
    The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire new deputies, and it is holding an open house August 12. The sheriff’s office will post at least 10 new jobs on its website Saturday. Sgt. Carrie Carver says anyone ol
  • Eugene Infant Needs Transplant
    A Eugene infant is fighting for his life and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Kaimani Knight was born May 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield. On May 1, two weeks before his birth, a new state law w 
  •  Citing federal law, Coos Bay bans pot shops
  • Cottage Grove Police say they’ve arrested serial graffiti artist

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June 24 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Changes Coming to Main Street
    Two heavily used roads in Springfield could be getting a major makeover. Travelers depend on Main St. and McVay Hwy. to get to the downtown area or to LCC. As the population grows and as development in the Glenwood area c 
  • Midnight Mugshots – June 23, 2014
    Information from the arrests/bookings of the following people is selected from the websites of Lane County Jail (LCJ) and Springfield Municipal Jail (SMJ). Pictures – Mugshots used in this article were taken from those websit
  • Council Passes Fireworks Ordinances
    There’s been an outcry of public frustration after a home in north Eugene burned down last year, from illegal fireworks. Monday night the Eugene City Council acted — with stricter guidelines for fireworks use, and harsh
  • Eugene high school graduate to testify before U.S. Senate Finance Committee about student debt
    Although she is from a very low-income family, Amber Lee isn’t getting any financial aid from Portland State University and is expected to take out $14,300 in loans to afford her freshman year of college. Her story is common across the nation an…
  • Hay Baler Damaged in Goshen Grass Fire
    Warm temperatures and dry conditions posed a challenge to firefighters who battled a grass fire at a Goshen farm Monday afternoon. Crews from Goshen and Pleasant Hill Fire Districts, along with South Lane Fire & Rescue and the
  • Eugene police make arrest in prostitution sting
    An undercover investigation in Eugene and Portland located 1 child prostitute and 20 adult prostitutes, many of whom had been working since they were as young as 13 or 14, the FBI said.
  • Home Rescue Program Ending
    A state funded program that helps struggling homeowners keep their homes is coming to an end in Lane County. The Home Rescue Program, run by NEDCO, provides qualified homeowners a year’s worth of mortgage payments, up to $30,
  • Will We Have To Use The “D” Word This Summer?
    We haven’t had much rain lately, but does that mean we are in a drought? What is a drought anyway? I’ll explain and show you how it is determined

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  • Plane crashes in the ocean near Florence, one passenger missing
    Rescue crews are searching for a person off the coast of Florence Sunday morning after a small plane crashed near the North Jetty, Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Judge dismisses suit alleging Lane County jail denied convicted murderer soft bed, decent food
    Johan Gillette complained that he was denied certain comforts during his 18-month stay at the jail.
  • Eugene Man Arrested After Jumping Into Willamette River
    A Eugene man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) after he tried escaping by running and then jumping into the Willamette River near Valley River Center. His escape attempt came to an end when he realized he was going t
  • Midnight Mugshots – June 14, 2014
    Information from the arrests/bookings of the following people is selected from the websites of Lane County Jail (LCJ) and Springfield Municipal Jail (SMJ). Pictures – Mugshots used in this article were taken from those websit
  • Fatal Traffic Crash – Highway 138 W
    Elkton OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into cause of Friday morning’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 71-year old Elkton man.On June 13, 2014 at approximately 7:50 a.m. a 20 
  • Local Stylist In National Competition
    A Eugene hair stylist is putting her city on the map by ranking within the top 10 in a competition featuring entries from all over North America. Taylor Smith is a stylist at the Face It! salon in downtown Eugene. She’s ranke
  • Thousands Graduate From OSU
    Thousands of people filled the stands at Reser Stadium Saturday to watch Oregon State University’s largest graduating class ever receive their diplomas. Decked out in caps and gowns, 5900 students graduated from Oregon State
  • Springfield Police Blotter – June 06-12, 2014
    Springfield OR – Springfield Police Blotter.  Stories from the men and women of the Springfield Police Department. This edition covers

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June 4 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • City and County Consider Land Swap
    The City of Eugene and Lane County are considering partnering together in a land swap that could give the farmers market a permanent year-round site. Organizers with the Lane County Farmers Market say it’s grown ove
  • 900-Pound Woman Gets New Lease on Life
    A Eugene woman is getting a new lease on life. A tremendous community effort helped rescue a woman stuck in her own home in Eugene. Sharon Hall-Dodson weighs about 900 pounds. Tuesday was the first time in two years she’s bee 
  • Eugene Celebration 2014 canceled
    Eugene Celebration 2014 has been canceled, a victim of the event and its namesake’s success, organizers said.
  • Parents Petition for Harsher Punishment
    A group of Eugene parents is pushing for harsher punishment against four middle school students, accused of assaulting another student at school. Police say three seventh graders and one eighth grader at Cal Young Middle School are
  • Dredging days doubled for port, Siuslaw River
    Rate hikes also in store at the port.
  • Eugene schools warn parents about student with whooping cough
    The Eugene 4J School District sent out a notice to parents after a student at Madison Middle School contracted whooping cough.
  • Man Arraigned for Attempted Murder
    The suspect in an early morning shooting in Junction City Monday was formally arraigned for attempted murder Tuesday. Joseph Eska was formally charged inside the Lane County Jail courtroom Tuesday afternoon on one charge of at
  • State Board Warns About Paving Scammers
    Property owners in rural Lane County are being warned to watch out for paving scammers. The Construction Contractors Board, the state agency that licenses contractors, says paving scammers may be at work in rural Lane County. The C

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May 3 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Pearl Buck Center Expanding
    Six years after moving into their new space, a local nonprofit is bursting at the seams and expanding again. The Pearl Buck Center helps people with developmental disabilities learn skills and find work. Clients with a range of abi
  • Dunes City says no to medical marijuana dispensary
  • Fire Damages Eugene Art Studio
    A fire damaged an art studio in north Eugene. The first calls came in just before 6:20 a.m. Friday morning for the fire, which happened on the 800 block of Horn Lane in an outbuilding, which is used as an art studio. Seven engines
  • Dutch Bros. Raises Money for MDA
    You can have that cup of coffee you always get and give back to your community Friday. Dutch Bros. stands are donating their proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday for Drink One for Dane Day. When the company’s
  • Ten Great Mobile Apps for Lane County Residents
    High-tech is everywhere, particularly in Lane county. One example of just how fast our tech community is growing is the many new mobile apps that are being created locally. We’ll look at ten great mobile app

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  • Oregon Unveils New Child Welfare Model
    The Oregon Department of Human Services it making some changes that should help reduce the number of kids in foster care. And Lane County is one of the first in the state to implement the new system. The new plan includes helping f
  • Dozens Protest After Doctor is Fired
    Dozens of people took to the streets Thursday, rallying together to support a Florence doctor they believe was wrongfully fired. “I found out when I returned to work after a week vacation, at 8 o’clock on Thursday, Ap
  • Demolition begins for EMU remodel on Oregon campus
    Even the late John Belushi might get excited about this party. A place forever tied to the food fight scene from “Animal House,” the Erb Memorial Union – or EMU for short – is about to get a facelift.
  • Alpha Farm: ‘There are only two rules: no guns, no hard drugs’
    Caroline Estes and five friends came here in 1971 to get away from the outside world. She is the last of the original residents in an intentional community still going strong in the woods west of Eugene..
  • How Clean is Your Favorite Restaurant?
    We take a lot for granted as consumers when we head into a restaurant. We expect it to be clean, that the food is reasonably fresh, that they follow good practices for food prep, storage and serving. With the popularity of shows like Kitchen Nightmare
  • Marchers to Rally for Workers’ Rights
    Marches and rallies are scheduled all over the world for worker’s rights on Thursday to recognize May Day. A rally is planned in Eugene at the library quad on the University of Oregon campus, followed by a march to Johnson Ha

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  • Eugene Suspect The Focus Now of Marion County Search
    Eugene Police surrounded a south-town apartment into the late evening Saturday but assault suspect apparently was not there.
  • VFW Virtual Post Installed
    It was a big day at the University of Oregon as the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lane County installed a historic post on campus. The VFW held the ceremony at Mac Court Arena. It’s the ninth post in District 13, which is
  • Volunteers Beautify Skinner’s Butte
    With a paintbrush and shovel, volunteers from the rotary and Northwest Youth Corp offered a helping hand to beautify Skinner’s Butte. “It’s an awesome project. We’ve got groups that re out doing a number of
  • McKenzie Wooden Boat Festival: ‘It started here on this river’
    The lure of this famous stream is hard to resist. First-timers to the McKenzie Wooden Boat Festival are usually hooked by the river’s charm by the end of the day, organizers said

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