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Springfield declines to file charges against a Eugene police officer over alleged road-rage incident

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield City Prosecutor's Office has decided not to file charges against a Eugene police officer investigated earlier this month for an alleged road rage incident in which a man said he was struck by the off-duty officer's personal vehicle. Officer Brenon Harris, 30, allegedly

REGISTER-GUARD - 2017-09-20 00:36:00

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

KVAL - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Highway 138E 'open to unrestricted travel' for first time since August 11

ROSEBURG, Ore. - For the first time since August 11, Highway 138E is open through the Umpqua North Complex of forest fires. Motorists had been able to travel through the area at times in alternating directions under the guidance of a pilot car. As of Wednesday afternoon, however, the "highway is ope

KVAL - 2017-09-20 15:22:09

Hwy 138E now open to traffic through wildfire zone, one car at a time

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- If you've been waiting to drive east on Hwy 138 in Douglas County, you can now use the road, though debris and rainfall is still affecting drivers. The highway heading to Diamond Lake is now open to the public, but Oregon Dept. of Transportation is piloting cars through the wildfir

KVAL - 2017-09-20 06:00:39

Traffic alert: 3,000 UO students moving in to campus housing Thursday

Unpack the Quack (File photo) EUGENE, Ore. - Students will move in to University of Oregon campus residence halls on Thursday ahead of the start of fall term next week. For Eugene residents, that means you can expect heavy traffic around campus: University Housing expects 4,300 students to arrive th

KVAL - 2017-09-20 15:48:29

Firefighters stay busy in rain as Jones Fire still smolders east of Eugene

LOWELL - The tedious task of pulling staples replaced the toil of digging fire line for a group of firefighters Tuesday at the Jones Fire east of Eugene. Rain fell as the Pacific Oasis contract crew from Ashland removed shiny silver fire resistant wrap from buildings at Clark Creek Organization Camp

REGISTER-GUARD - 2017-09-20 00:09:00

Eugene Airport to expand in the future

EUGENE, Ore. - For the first time ever, the Eugene Airport is expecting to see more than a million travelers in a year. Due to the rising demand, airport officials are looking at improvements and expansions for the future. There are a lot of possibilities for expansions, and airport officials are ac

KVAL - 2017-09-19 16:11:34

Ceremony honors fallen firefighters, including 5 from Eugene and Springfield

SALEM, Ore. - A ceremony Thursday will honor the 5 firefighters from Eugene and Springfield who have died in the line of duty. The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial will also honor the sacrifice of other men and women across the state. "This year's ceremony will also have a special tribute to Fire Dog C

KVAL - 2017-09-20 11:25:58

Proposed Kesey Square name change heads to committee after Eugene councilors spar

The proposal to change the formal name of Broadway Plaza in downtown Eugene to Kesey Square remains a notion. Facing a vote on the name change, Eugene city councilors on Wednesday instead voted 4-3 for the mayor to form a committee to recommend a name for the square at Broadway and Willamette Street

REGISTER-GUARD - 2017-09-20 22:09:00

President Trump calls for military parade in DC

We witness history on Pennsylvania Avenue. It's where presidents get out of their cars and wave to the crowd during Inauguration parades. Now, President Trump says he wants the same road used to celebrate the nation's military. Trump made the comments to French President Emmanuel Macron during his v

KVAL - 2017-09-19 18:07:02

In Mexico, rescuers sift through rubble of school to rescue trapped children

Volunteers and rescue workers search for children trapped inside the Enrique Rebsamen school, collapsed by a 7.1 earthquake in southern Mexico City, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at the school, where a wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive

KVAL - 2017-09-20 21:06:20

Twitter users debate whether bananas should be peeled from the top or the bottom

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- A debate has emerged among social media users about whether you should peel your banana from the top or from the bottom. The argument ensued on Twitter Moments with various users demonstrating why their method was better than the other. One user says that it

KVAL - 2017-09-20 18:53:59

Report: Manafort offered 'private briefings' on campaign to Russian billionaire

FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian

KVAL - 2017-09-20 17:43:02

Russian ad-buy on Facebook leaves some seeking a sheriff to patrol the web's Wild West

Facebook is once again in the spotlight, this time for its admission that fake accounts, likely operated out of Russia, purchased roughly 3,000 ads on hot-button political issues during the presidential election season. The fact that Facebook may have provided a platform for foreign interference in

KVAL - 2017-09-20 17:40:21

The Big One 'will be probably the greatest natural disaster to hit the United States'

A member of the Washington Army National Guard 792nd Chemical Company from Grandview, Wash., demonstrates how a military vehicle would be decontaminated if it came in contact with polluted or hazardous substances stirred up by a tsunami, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Port Angeles, Wash. The exercise w

KVAL - 2017-09-20 17:24:15

Shelter in place alert issued at Emory University in Atlanta due to 'police emergency'

MGN ATLANTA, Ga. (WGXA) -- Authorities are responding to a "police emergency" on Emory University's campus in Atlanta. An alert sent out to students and over the Emory Police Twitter account just before 5 p.m. Wednesday advised those on campus to shelter in place. WSB-TV, an Atlanta ABC affiliate, i

KVAL - 2017-09-20 17:15:24

WATCH LIVE: Paul Ryan holds press conference after touring Irma damage

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks about Harvey relief efforts after a meeting with House Republicans, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a press conference in Miami Wednesday after touring the damage caused

KVAL - 2017-09-20 15:48:30

Report: Mueller looking into documentation of Trump's actions as president

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potent

KVAL - 2017-09-20 15:32:17

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan. The agency's website says the temblor hit early Thursday about 283 kilometers (176 miles) southeast of the city of Kamaishi and more than 322 kilometers (200 miles) east of Fukushima. A massive 2011 earthquake

KVAL - 2017-09-20 15:03:35

Rain and Snow help High Cascade Complex Firefighters

View of the High Cascade Complex Fire from the east zone. (Courtesy: High Cascade Complex Incident). Rain and snow is impacting the High Cascades Fire. Rainfall in fire areas ranged from 0.4 inches to just over 1.5 inches. Snow levels are expected to drop to 5,500 feet on Wednesday. Crews say th

KVAL - 2017-09-20 14:30:13