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Two new cougar sightings reported in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- After two recent cougar sightings on Wayside Loop in Springfield, police and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife officials have issued a new alert.On Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a cougar was spotted in the densely populated residential neighborhood around Robin Park, wh

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-19 15:58:00

Former Eugene marijuana lab owner sues after neo-Nazi claims

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports court documents filed in San Francisco Superior Court show Bethany Sherman claims her Eugene business, OG Analytics, was ruined and she was forced to leave Oregon after Eugene Antifa publicized her writings in an online message board and social media posts "out of co

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-18 19:25:00

Eugene police rolling out 'guardian trailers' on Friday

"This is purposeful to not secretly watch people, but overtly let you know that behavior is being held accountable in the downtown core," Skinner said.

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-18 19:12:00

Eugene elementary employees say principal ignored reports of sexual harassment for years

In the letter, school employees said they brought their concerns about the alleged behavior to the principal several times over “an extended time period,” but that the “offensive behavior continued unchecked.”

COLUMBIAN - 2018-10-19 08:48:14

10 escape mobile home fire in west Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. - 10 people have escaped from a mobile home fire on Royal Avenue in west Eugene.We're told that two mobile homes caught fire just before 4 a.m. Thursday.The second one had caught fire from the first.A resident on scene told us at least two children and a dog were among those that got ou

NBC16.COM - 2018-10-18 05:41:29

Oregon eyes $1 billion plan to add passenger trains between Portland and Eugene

The state released itsdraft plan Fridayto beef up Amtrak service on the route through the heart of the Willamette Valley, an area projected to grow to 3.6 million residents by 2035, a 27 percent increase from today.

OREGONIAN - 2018-10-19 09:00:00

Redmond man awaiting trial on sex abuse charges disappears

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) -- A Redmond man who was awaiting trial on several sex abuse charges has removed his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and is missing.The Bulletin reports Friday that Michael Tallman, the former director of a Redmond charter school, was supposed to go to trial Tuesday but police found

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-19 11:51:00

South Eugene clinic closed Wednesday, will reopen Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- PeaceHealth Medical Group's south Eugene clinic was temporarily closed Wednesday after many staff members went home sick.In a statement from PeaceHealth Riverbend, they say ten caregivers "reported gastrointestinal illness."Lane County Public Health confirmed they’re investigati

NBC16.COM - 2018-10-18 06:51:08

Police: Speed likely factor in unusual wreck on 18th

EUGENE, Ore. -- First responders were called out to a wreck on west 18th on Thursday evening that even they are having a hard time explaining.From what police were able to piece together from witnesses and guess work, they said a woman was likely driving too fast down Jackson Street in Eugene.

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-18 22:36:00

Picture emerges of Springfield shooter

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- New details emerged of the man police say set fire to four homes, ambushed first responders, and, ultimately, took his own life in the predawn hours Wednesday.Mikayle Stole, the founder of the online magazine and Facebook group "SeenEugene" said that Lance Jacobs, 65, was a cont

KEZI.COM - 2018-10-18 13:20:00

Police ID man suspected of setting fire to home - and then opening fire on firefighters

Before the SWAT arrived on scene, police at 4:23 a.m. "located the gunman (deceased)lying in front of a residence, a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Springfield Police said.


UPDATE | Shooter who fired on firefighters & police dies at Springfield house fire

The shooter, a man officials said is around 60 years old, was later found dead of the self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Earn money for college playing video games? Eugene school's esports team an Oregon first

EUGENE, Ore. - For gamers Michael Hoffman and Josh Sims, the opportunity to earn a college scholarship for playing video games was nothing more than a pipe dream - until a few months ago. "I never thought that I would come to college to play esports, something that I love," Hoffman said. "It's reall

KATU.COM - 2018-10-18 16:00:01

Oregon lags behind California, Washington on ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

EUGENE, Ore. - When it comes to a major earthquake and the Pacific Northwest, it isn't a question of "if" - it's a matter of "when."

NBC16.COM - 2018-10-18 16:40:05

Mushroom pickers missing near Walton

WALTON, Ore. -- A Eugene couple who failed to return home after going mushroom picking near Walton is being sought by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.Colleen Weaver, 53, and Dennis Weaver, 60, left their home in Eugene Tuesday morning to go mushroom picking in the Clay Creek area.


Springfield man sets house fire, ambushes rescuers, kills self

Firefighters encounter gunfire responding to house fire in Springfield; three homes destroyed - News - The Register-Guard - Eugene, OR— Chelsea Deffenbacher (@ChelseaDeffenB)October 17, 2018


Multiple homes on fire, shots fired in Springfield neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Springfield dispatchers have confirmed shots fired at 536 Oakdale Avenue where two houses are on fire.Shots have been fired at police officers and firefighters as they arrived on scene.Springfield and Eugene police departments and Lane County Sheriff's Office have responded to t


Former Eugene pot lab owner files defamation lawsuit

The Oregonian/OregonLive reportscourt documents filed in San Francisco Superior Court show Bethany Sherman claims her business, OG Analytics, was ruined and she was forced to leave Oregon after Eugene Antifa publicized her writings in an online message board and social media posts "out of context."

KTVZ - 2018-10-18 16:37:37

2 die in crash near Eugene on Oregon 99W

Boynton, 76, died at the scene as did Gail Purkerson, her 74-year-old passenger. Both women were Eugene residents.


Protests continue in downtown Eugene over homeless camping ban

"It'll spare the police frustration, it will spare the campers frustration and it's just finding a space that everyone can agree on is acceptable and understanding how we're going to manage it," said Vinis.