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Bartels Packing closes its Eugene slaughterhouse, lays off more than 140 employees

Bartels Packing has shut its Eugene and Fern Ridge Lake-area slaughterhouse and meat packing operations, costing 142 workers their jobs and shuttering a 120-year-old business run by four generations of Bartels family members. Bartels closed its plants March 14, with no advanced warning to employees,

REGISTER-GUARD - 2018-03-19 18:54:00

Skinner named Eugene's police chief

City Manager Jon Ruiz said Skinner's leadership abilities and experience will make him an effective police chief. "Chris is known for building relationships, using innovative approaches, and leading by example," Ruiz said. "He has an authentic and inclusive leadership style, and we've heard from

KEZI.COM - 2018-03-19 19:20:00

Oregon authorities investigate Eugene manufactured home park

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Several Oregon state agencies are investigating a manufactured home park for seniors in Eugene, amid complaints that it cheated some residents out of thousands of dollars. The Register-Guard reports that those investigating the Falcon Wood Village park include the Department of J

WESTPLAINSDAILYQUILL.NET - 2018-03-18 22:56:58

Police evacuate McDonald's in South Eugene, take suspect into custody

EUGENE, Ore. - Police evacuated a McDonald's restaurant after officers chased an armed suspect into the building Monday afternoon, according to officers at the scene. The situation started with a report of an armed suspect. Officers responded, and the suspect ran into the McDonald's on Willamette St

NBC16.COM - 2018-03-19 14:07:18

Eugene meatpacker closes, lays off 142 workers

Bartels Packing notified employees Friday that the Eugene meatpacker would close two facilities and lay off all 142 workers, effective immediately. "As you may know, the recent performance of the company has been disappointing," Chris Bartels, the plants' chief executive, wrote in a note to employee

OREGONIAN - 2018-03-19 19:50:15

142 lose jobs as Bartels Packing shuts down Eugene plants

EUGENE, Ore. - Bartels Packing closed 2 Eugene plants Friday and laid off 142 employees, according to the documents the company provided to the State of Oregon. "We experienced significant difficulties over the past several months which have caused our business to falter including, among other thing

NBC16.COM - 2018-03-19 11:23:56

Candidates for east Lane County commissioner seat to face off in forums this week

Candidates in the crowded race for east Lane County commissioner will face one another and voters in a pair of forums this week. Five of the six candidates for the seat held by Commissioner Gary Williams will make statements and answer audience questions Monday evening at the Pleasant Hill Community

REGISTER-GUARD - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Eugene police: 11th robbery reported in 15 days

Eleven robberies have taken place in Eugene in 15 days, with the most recent occurring early Saturday morning. A 19-year-old woman was walking home from a party just before 1 a.m. Saturday when a man approached her from the front, Eugene police said in a Saturday afternoon press release. The man gr


Eugene police: Eleventh robbery reported in 15 days

Eleven robberies have taken place in Eugene in the last 15 days, the most recent of which happened early Saturday morning. A 19-year-old woman was walking home from a party just before 1 a.m. Saturday when a man approached her from the front, Eugene police said in a Saturday afternoon press release


Eugene Police send out a safety warning after two incidents near UO campus

Police said a robbery was reported at 15th and Mill around 12:58 a.m. on March 17. They said A 19-year-old woman was walking home from a party when a man approached her and grabbed her shoulders, as two other suspects came from behind and began searching her. Officers said the victim did not ha


Eugene development group preparing for 20-townhouse project near Skinner Butte

At the southern base of Skinner Butte sits the historic Shelton-McMurphey--Johnson House, built in the 1880s, the Ya-Po-Ah Terrace senior living tower, built in the 1960s, and an apartment complex built in the 1970s. Now a group of local developers hopes to add a touch of modern living to the base

REGISTER-GUARD - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

Other councilors had a role, too

In response to the March 17 guest viewpoint, "Springfield leaders target a barrier to affordable housing": I welcome the complimentary comments about Springfield's recent code amendment concerning Accessory Dwelling Units. However, the writers chose to single out two councilors and the mayor's lead

REGISTER-GUARD - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Reports of shots fired lead to police chase, arrest in Eugene's Santa Clara area

A man who allegedly fired a handgun in a quiet Santa Clara neighborhood Thursday evening before leading authorities on a brief chase was arrested without incident, according to Eugene police. Officers responded shortly before 7 p.m., when multiple people called 911 to report that a man was shooting


Eugene-area gas prices stay put

EUGENE, Ore. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Eugene have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.92/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 78 gas outlets in Eugene. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, accordin

NBC16.COM - 2018-03-19 06:19:21

Adapt to our active quake zone

The entire period of white settlement in the Northwest has been free of big earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The longest earthquake-free interval in the past 10,000 years lasted 330 years; the current interval is 318 years long and counting. This great good fortune has fostered the dange

REGISTER-GUARD - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

Multi-vehicle accident on I-105 and Mohawk

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A multi-vehicle accident took place on I-105 near the Mohawk exit on Friday night, delaying traffic in the area. Three people were sent to the hospital after sustaining injuries from the crash, and officials believe that alcohol may have been a factor. The Mohawk exit on I-105


Tiny house community for ex-criminal offenders planned in west Eugene

A nonprofit group that helps former inmates find housing is planning a tiny house community in west Eugene. Sponsors Inc. plans to build 10 very small houses for tenants with criminal backgrounds, land use documents filed with the city this week show. The units would be built as a five-duplex develo


Attempted robbery and suspicious incident reported on Oregon Campus Friday night

EUGENE, Ore. - Police responded to a robbery at 15th Avenue and Mill Street at 12:58 a.m. on Saturday, when a 19-year-old woman was approached by a three individuals when walking home from a party on the Oregon Campus. The woman reported that a man approached her from the front and grabbed her shou


Police increase patrols for St. Patrick's Day

KEZI spoke with Sgt. Brian Humphreys with the Springfield Police Department. He said the Springfield Police Department, Eugene Police Department and Oregon State Police will have increased DUII patrols Saturday. Humphreys said the Springfield Police Department plans on having their regular staf

KEZI.COM - 2018-03-18 00:32:00

University of Oregon student robbed at gunpoint: 'Everyone is scared to go out'

A University of Oregon student who was robbed at gunpoint on campus says fear has spread among the student body, and many fear walking home at night. The student is one of three individuals who have been robbed at gunpoint this month on campus, between E 13th and 16th avenues at Hilyard Street. The