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Wanted woman arrested when officers follow up on 'shots fired' call

41-year-old Melinda Hilton

 

A wanted woman is behind bars after police officers were called out on reports of shots being fired inside a Springfield home.

Springfield Police Sergeant Richard Jones they searched a house near 22nd and A streets at around 7:30 a.m. Monday after several people called 9-1-1 reporting some kind of a disturbance.

"There was a dispute going on at a residence that we have a lot of activity at," said Sgt. Jones. "And they heard some shots being fired and some yelling about, 'go ahead and shoot me,' … or words to that effect. So we take that pretty seriously."

Officers couldn't find any evidence of gunshots, a firearm, injuries, or any other crime.

They did, however, find that 41-year-old Melinda Hilton living at the home, who was wanted on a warrant out of Marion County for transporting drugs.

DA's office: 'Deadly Force' team looking into person hurt in police shooting

DA's office: 'Deadly Force' team looking into person hurt in police shooting

An investigation team is looking into reports that an officer shot a person in Cottage Grove Saturday night, the Lane County District Attorney said.

District Attorney Alex Gardner said the person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Agencies from across the county closed down the area around Highway 99 and Quincy Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. after getting reports that shots were fired near the train tracks near Quincy Ave and South 6th  Street.

Deputies identify victim in fatal crash into creek near Cottage Grove

Deputies identify victim in fatal crash into creek near Cottage Grove

Search and rescue divers found a deceased person in Wilson Creek Thursday morning after a passerby reported that a car had crashed into the river along London Road, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Women still pen pals after 71 years

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It's a Trans-Atlantic friendship that began with the stroke of a pen. Now 71 years later, two pen pals are getting a chance to spend some time together. Boyd Huppert reports.

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog

A Vietnam War veteran in Cottage Grove is asking her community for help in paying for service dog training courses for her new companion.

Marianne Ballance was diagnosed with severe arthritis after she served as a corpsman in the Vietnam War. She also suffers from chronic depression and panic attacks.

Thanks to a Kaiser-Permanente study, the veteran was granted a service dog to help her with her ailments.

Woman dies, 2 men injured in motorcycle crash north of Roseburg

Woman dies, 2 men injured in motorcycle crash north of Roseburg

A woman died and two men were injured when two motorcycles crashed Saturday night on an Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp just north of Roseburg, Oregon State Police officials said.

300 acre fire near Henry Hagg Lake about 20 percent contained

300 acre fire near Henry Hagg Lake about 20 percent contained
An air tanker drops water onto a burst of flames from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. (Chopper 2/KATU)

Fire officials have ordered evacuations for residents on Stepien Road as a fast-moving fire burned near Henry Hagg Lake Friday evening.

Man shot at Gateway Village Apartments parking lot in Springfield

A 27-year-old Springfield man was shot multiple times in the Gateway Village Apartments early Sunday morning, the Springfield Police Department said.

Officers were called out to the hospital at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after the man arrived at Riverbend for treatment. They talked with the man and learned the shooting took place in an apartment building parking lot at 3255 Gateway Boulevard.