Work-from-Home Scam Targets Students

EUGENE, Ore. — A work-from-home scam is targeting college students. The FBI say it starts with an e-mail to the student’s school account, recruiting them for positions with fake companies. All they have to do is provide a bank account number to receive a deposit, and then transfer a portion of the money to another … Continue reading »

Drug Dog Forced to Retire

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A drug dog in Douglas County is being forced into early retirement because of Oregon’s recently passed recreational marijuana law. But, her skills won’t go to waste. The passage of Measure 91 in November has a lot of state agencies making adjustments before the law takes effect this July, and that includes … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Menacing

MARCOLA, Ore. — A man is now in police custody after a frightening incident in Marcola that sent the high school into lockdown. Lane County sheriff’s deputies say they arrested William Lee Brokar after he allegedly pointed a gun at two people. Investigators think Brokar was trying to force the people to pick up garbage. … Continue reading »

Swanson Group to Rebuild Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The owners of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill that burned down in July 2014 plan to rebuild. This will not only bring back workers but also business to the area. Investigators blame a dryer fire for the massive fire that could be seen for miles. Firefighters worked through the night putting … Continue reading »

State of Jefferson Support Jumps

SACRAMENTO, Calif., — State of Jefferson supporters gathered at the state of California’s capital building Thursday afternoon.  With green and yellow flags in hand, they railed before dropping off three additional petitions. Yuba, Tahema, and Glenn counties turned in “declarations of separation” to the Secretary of State’s Office. State of Jefferson advocates believe the northern … Continue reading »

Navy Proposes Sonobuoy Increase

NEWPORT, Ore. — What is the balance between protecting the nation and its wildlife? It is a question some people are asking in response to the U.S. Navy’s proposal to increase the number of sonobuoys off the Pacific Coast between Washington and California. The sonar systems are able to detect submarines, which the Navy says … Continue reading »

Neighbors Debate Cell Phone Tower

EUGENE, Ore. – Neighbors unhappy with a proposed cell phone tower in south Eugene are now outraged by the property owner’s most recent proposal. Crossfire Ministries says if the neighborhood doesn’t want the tower they’ll have to pay the church to stop the process. People living near Crossfire Ministries say they believe cell phone towers … Continue reading »

Marcus Mariota to Enter NFL Draft

EUGENE, Ore. — Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota will not return to the University of Oregon for his senior year so he can enter the NFL. The University of Oregon Athletic Department said the Heisman trophy winner filed paperwork Wednesday morning that makes him eligible for the 2015 NFL draft. We will have more on this … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Security Heightened

EUGENE, Ore.– Airports across the country, including the Eugene airport are stepping up security after terror threats in Paris and a new bomb threat. TSA personnel are conducting random searches of passengers and carry on luggage. The new protocols started last week. This comes after recent terror attacks in Paris and a publication of a “hidden bomb” … Continue reading »

Sex Abuse Suspect Sentenced

EUGENE, Ore. — One of two well known brothers facing several sex crime charges was sentenced to prison Wednesday. Jacky Allard pleaded guilty to four counts of encouraging child sex abuse. A judge sentenced him to 6 1/2 years in prison. Jacky’s brother Jody was sentenced to five years in prison in December for similar … Continue reading »

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