Woman Jumps Off I-105 Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a woman, who was on fire, threw herself over the side of a bridge. Mary Johanna Gawenda, 39, of Eugene, has what appear to be non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Portland hospital Thursday afternoon for burn treatment. She had been reported missing on March 10 by a … Continue reading »

Weed Rebuilds After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — Nearly half a year has passed since the Boles Fire tore through the town of Weed and the community continues to clear burned debris and rebuild building and homes. People all over the town of Weed are working to rebuild. The building inspector of Weed says construction has picked up a lot … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Six Months Later

WEED, CALIFORNIA — Sunday, March 15 marks six months since the Boles fire ripped through Weed, California. That fire destroyed much of the Angel Valley neighborhood. Now, construction crews are putting the final touches on this property, and the family should be able to move in next week. This is one of the first houses … Continue reading »

Roseburg VA Breaks Ground on Facility

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Construction has started on a $7.5 million substance abuse-treatment building at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus. Interim VA Director Doug Paxton told those at Thursday’s groundbreaking that the building will add to, rather than replace, the existing mental-health building. The building scheduled for completion next year will feature private … Continue reading »

Portland State University Raises Tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland State University trustees have voted to increase tuition and fees for resident undergraduates to more than $8,000 a year. University President Wim Wiewel told trustees that the 4.2 percent was needed to balance the budget, unless the Legislature increases funding for higher education. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/kzQf7z ) that two … Continue reading »

UO: 5th Confirmed Meningococcemia Case

EUGENE, Ore. — A fifth student is confirmed to have contracted a deadly form of meningitis. He was admitted into the hospital on Thursday and was responsive. They say he reported his symptoms early. The 19-year-old sophomore was in a fraternity and lives in an off-campus apartment. Health officials say they’ve already talked to his … Continue reading »

Governor Signs Low-Carbon Fuels Bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. Kate Brown has signed a controversial climate change bill that was a top priority for former Gov. John Kitzhaber. Brown’s signature on Thursday puts the law into effect immediately. The initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions and spur investments in clean energy. Fuel producers will be required to reduce the … Continue reading »

New Developments in Cover Oregon Lawsuit

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has notched another victory in its high-stakes legal battle with Oracle Inc., over the failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance website. U.S. District Judge Anna Brown this week rejected Oracle’s attempt to try the case in federal court. The decision … Continue reading »

Creswell Coach Arrested in Sting

CRESWELL, Ore. — A coach in Creswell is facing charges, accused of online sexual corruption of a minor. Garrett William Nevergold, 25, was arrested Wednesday morning in Eugene. He is the assistant baseball coach of the varsity team. Police say his arrest was part of a sting, and they picked up two people on similar … Continue reading »

Witnesses Help Catch Bank Robber

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A bank robbery suspect is under arrest, and Springfield police say he was caught thanks to some heroic actions by witnesses. The robbery happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Bank branch inside the Albertsons grocery store at 58th and Main Street. Police say the suspect, armed with a BB … Continue reading »

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