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Coos Bay woman violates order by responding to request for help

ROSEBURG — A Coos Bay woman who responded to a man’s request for assistance has been arrested for violating a restraining order that prohibits her from going near him. The News-Review reports Christopher Nelson of Coos Bay had trouble with his car Tuesday in Roseburg. He called 56-year-old Kathryn Leany …

KVAL morning co-anchors refuse to read controversial script

Two KVAL TV anchors in Eugene refused to read a controversial statement requested by the station’s owners that criticized other media for biased reporting. KVAL morning news co-anchors Lauren Lapka and Cameron Walker declined to read the same promotional statement that was read by dozens of news anchors last month …

Two injured in double truck crash near Goshen

Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning with serious injuries from a head-on traffic crash south of Eugene, near Goshen. The crash occurred at 8:20 a.m. on Highway 99 South and Dillard Access Road. A Lane Forest Products dump truck collided with a pickup truck at the intersection, …

Marijuana dispute pits Josephine County against state of Oregon

SALEM — Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana growing are suing the state in federal court, asserting that while pot is legal in Oregon it remains illegal under federal law, which has supremacy. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Medford, escalates …

Parent concerns about A3 transition focus on consistency in programs and staff

SPRINGFIELD — “Keep the school the way it is as much as possible.” That was the main message voiced by about 85 parents of Academy of Arts and Academics students gathered Tuesday evening at the downtown Springfield school, also known as A3. The group was invited to the school as …

Lane County DA reluctant to prosecute cases involving Eugene police captain

The Lane County District Attorney’s Office has informed Eugene officials that it will be hesitant to prosecute cases that involve Eugene police Captain Sam Kamkar, the department’s second-in-command. In 2015, Kamkar allegedly took a photo of a female subordinate’s cleavage on his personal cellphone without her knowledge and then lied …

Elaborate scammers at it again

The elaborate scammers targeting Eugene Water & Electric Board business customers are back at it. EWEB said its received reports from at least a half-dozen businesses Tuesday who were told over the phone or in-person that their power will be turned off unless they make a payment within a half-hour. …

Possible sighting of mother before deadly SUV crash

MENDOCINO, Calif. — Authorities are investigating whether a surveillance video from Fort Bragg, California, shows a woman the day before her family’s sport utility vehicle was found at the bottom off a cliff along the Pacific Coast at a scenic viewpoint. Mendocino County Sheriff Lt. Shannon Barney told The Oregonian/OregonLive …

Corvallis shelter closes for season; leaves 50 fewer beds

CORVALLIS — The Men’s Cold Weather Shelter in Corvallis has been closed for the season, leaving the city with fewer beds to house the homeless. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the 50-bed shelter was intended as a stopgap until a permanent location is found. It’s not clear where the shelter will …

Eugene Little Caesars Pizza robbed for second time in less than two weeks

The Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in west Eugene was robbed for the second time in less than two weeks by a man with a similar description to the earlier robber. At 9:35 p.m. Monday, the 45 to 50 year old man demanded cash and threatened an employee of Little Caesars, …

Alaska Airlines developing new sexual misconduct training

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines flight attendants are getting new sexual misconduct training after a former Facebook executive publicly detailed her experience aboard. The Seattle-based airline said Monday that it’s developing in-person training. It’ll draw from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and King County Sexual Assault Resource Center for …

Lane County sheriff’s deputy pleads ‘not guilty’ to first-degree rape charges

A Lane County sheriff’s deputy on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped an 18-year-old woman last month in Springfield. Matthew Allison Hitson, 40, was arraigned in Lane County Circuit Court on a four-count indictment returned by a grand jury. The charges stem from an alleged incident in …

Eugene police say man left burning, crashed vehicle in middle of I-5

A 26-year-old Dexter man is accused of leaving his crashed and burning rental car in the middle of Interstate 5 early Saturday morning near Glenwood. Harim Abraham Delgadillo allegedly crashed an Enterprise rental Chrysler sedan into the back of a semi-truck at 4:30 a.m. in the I-5 southbound lanes, according …

Powers man indicted, arrested in handgun shooting

COQUILLE — A 42-year-old Powers man was arrested without incident Monday after a grand jury on Friday indicted him on a charge of first-degree assault relating to the shooting of a 30-year-old Powers man, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said. A Coos County grand jury issued its indictment after …

Listening session for A3 parents to be held Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield School District will hold a listening session at the Academy of Arts and Academics Tuesday evening to allow parents to ask questions and share concerns about the future of the academy as an alternative high school instead of a charter school. The district decided last month …

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