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Eugene man, 63, struck by car traveling in reverse
A 63-year-old Eugene man was seriously injured Monday night when he was struck by a car driving in reverse in downtown Eugene. The victim was crossing Lincoln Street at West 10th Avenue at 7:39 p.m., when the driver of a sedan stopped in the middle of the block, put the car in reverse, and backed up
Police looking for rock throwers in lifted pickup with loud exhaust in Lane County
A Veneta woman and her family are lucky to come away uninjured after the occupants of a pickup truck threw a football-sized rock through her windshield Sunday evening, according to Oregon State Police.
Police: Driver stopped, backed into pedestrian in downtown Eugene before fleeing scene
EUGENE, Ore. - A 63-year-old man suffered serious injuries when a driver stopped, put the car in reverse and hit the man as he crossed the street Monday night, Eugene Police. The crash happened at 7:39 p.m. at the corner of Lincoln Street and W. 10th Avenue, on the edge of downtown Eugene.
Two arrested after chase found in the river
Two men are accused of crashing a stolen pickup truck and jumping into the Willamette River on Monday morning to avoid police after a chase on River Road. Reese Allan Feuerstein, 42, of Junction City, and passenger Kenneth Raymond Russell, 30, of Eugene, each were taken into custody with the help of
Ferrets rescued, residents displaced in Eugene apartment fire
Three ferrets are expected to survive after they were rescued from an apartment fire Monday on Lincoln Street. The apartment residents and their ferrets will have to find other housing, however, after their unit in the Hillside Apartments suffered significant damage from the blaze.
Protesters urge City of Eugene to do more to cut carbon emissions
EUGENE, Ore. - Demonstrators asked Eugene city leaders to do more to protect the environment. The group, 350 Eugene, says that Eugene isn't doing enough to reduce it's carbon dioxide emissions. The activists say City government needs to work harder to meet the ambitious goals set by the city council
8 Aryan Brotherhood Members Charged With Hate Crime In Washington
LYNNWOOD, WA — Eight people affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood were arrested early Saturday at a western Washington bar following an attack on a DJ that charging documents indicate was racially motivated.
Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run on Lincoln Street
EUGENE, Ore. -- A pedestrian was struck by a car in Eugene Monday night, and police are seeking the public’s help identifying the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run. Police said a 63-year-old Eugene man was walking across Lincoln Street at West 10th Avenue at about 7:39 p.m., when a vehicle backing
Springfield family searching for driver in hit-and-run wreck
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A family in Springfield is looking for answers after a hit-and-run wreck sent their son to the hospital. Doug Smith, one of the victims of that wreck, said he was shocked when he saw what actually happened to his truck on Thursday night.
Children shop with Eugene Police to find gifts for family members
EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene Police Officers paired up with children this weekend to help them find gifts for their siblings and parents. "This day is about you guys," said Chief Chris Skinner to the 35 kids at the Shop with a Cop event. "We're really, really excited to have you here."
Substitute teacher banned from Springfield district after making 'inappropriate' jokes during class
SPRINGFIELD — A substitute teacher who has regularly worked at the Academy of Arts and Academics high school this school year has been banned from working in the Springfield district after making several “inappropriate” jokes during class, district officials have said.
Police K9 retrieves suspects from Willamette River after high-speed chase on River Road
EUGENE, Ore. - A police officer spotted a Ford F150 pickup that had recently been reported stolen to Eugene Police Monday along River Road just before 2 a.m. But the license plates came back as having been reported to the Lane County Sheriff as stolen off another vehicle.
Car chase ends in river; backpack prompts explosion concern
EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene Police and Lane County Sheriff's are investigating after deputies say two suspects stole a truck and led police on a chase near the 500 block of River Road in Eugene.
Skilled to Work: Lane Education Service District holding open house
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane Education Service District is holding an open house at their trade academy Thursday. The trade academy is a 6-week program that helps prepare young people who are interested in jobs in construction, metal work, HVAC or other trades. It helps get them ready for further educat
Police: Eugene man beaten, shot with pellet gun
A 37-year-old Eugene man was seriously injured Thursday evening after a group of three young adults allegedly beat the man and shot him with a pellet gun. Robby Lee Taggart, 18, Kalena Jade Stoltz, 19, and Anthony Christopher Reynolds, 21, all of Eugene, are each charged with one count of second-deg
Loss drops Oregon women’s basketball from top 5 in AP poll
EUGENE — A loss at unranked Michigan State dropped Oregon women’s basketball from the top 5 in the AP poll. The Ducks (7-1), who had been No. 3 in the AP poll all season, fell to No. 7 with 576 points this week, down from 707 last week.
Citizens deserve an explanation of Jeppesen Acres assault
It has been over a month now since a violent and bloody assault occurred on Jeppesen Acres. Two people were admitted to a local hospital; the crime scene was closely examined by police over four days. At the time, a Porsche, an Audi and two Honda SUVs were parked at the home.
Food Notes: Culinary events and classes
Essential Duck Butchery, Charcuterie & Cookery — Want to learn all things duck? Join guest instructor Sara Wong, co-founder of the Seattle Meat Collective and instructor at the Portland Meat Collective who will guide each student on how to butcher their own duck with several end results in mind: duc
Freshman Louis King scores 11 points in debut for Oregon basketball
EUGENE — After nearly a year without playing in a basketball game, Louis King made an immediate impact when he took the floor for Oregon. King, a former five-star recruit, scored six seconds after he entered the game and ended with 11 points to help the Ducks cruise to a 84-61 win over Nebraska-Omah
Eugene family displaced after house fire
EUGENE, Ore. -- A family has been displaced after a fire started in their basement late Friday night. Fire crews responded to the fire around 10 p.m. near 11th and Monroe. Officials said a man woke up to smoke filling his home. Fire crews said they were able to put the fire out quickly, but there wa