Eugene Walmart Evacuated

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire officials are still trying to figure out what caused some customers at a Eugene Walmart to report noxious odors late Sunday night. The store at 4550 West 11th Avenue was briefly evacuated around 11 p.m. after some customers complained of the odors. The fire department responded, including a hazardous material team, … 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 »

Couple Arrested in Front of Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene couple was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly having sex in a car parked directly in front of the Springfield City Jail. Kelli Knutson, 24, and Logan Jackson, 33, were booked for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Police say someone called to complain after motorists were slowing down to watch the … Continue reading »

Strike Possible At University of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is facing a possible strike. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the University haven’t been able to agree on salaries and paid leave. The GTFF said they aren’t making livable wages and they’re asking for a 5.5 increase on the minimum. The University said they made a final … Continue reading »

Duck Basketball Players Accused of Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Two University of Oregon men’s basketball players are accused of shoplifting from the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene last month. Police say a grocery store employee caught Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, both 21, stealing food on the afternoon of September 12. Officers responded and the two men were cited … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Mustangs Still Undefeated at Tournament

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A somewhat insignificant game turned into a fiery escapade of home plate collisions and head coach ejections. In the end, the Medford Mustangs eliminated the Eugene Challengers from the AAA Legion State Tournament with a 10-6 win. Highlights from Saturday’s game are included.

4th Missing Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth Ethiopian athlete who went missing at the the World Junior Track and Field Championships is safe. The University of Oregon Police Department says it found Zeyituna Mohammed in Federal Way, Washington. She was at the residence of an acquaintance. She went missing with three other teammates. They were found in … Continue reading »

Good Samaritans Stop Robber

EUGENE,  Ore. — A team effort between an unlikely group of heroes leads to a thwarted robbery and a man behind bars. Andrew Khuu was walking to the 7-Eleven to get an e-cigarette when he heard screaming coming from inside and someone yelling that a woman had been stabbed. As he went inside to help, … Continue reading »

RAIN Program To Help Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber will be in Eugene Wednesday to sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of a program that will help entrepreneurs get companies off the ground. It’s called the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, also known as RAIN. The City of Eugene will launch it Wednesday at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. … Continue reading »

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