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Local 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 (Photo Gallery)
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.

Washington Co. Juvenile Dept. broke policy allowing accused teen rapist on UO trip

Washington Co. Juvenile Dept. broke policy allowing accused teen rapist on UO trip
Eugene Police cordon off a section of the sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to investigate a rape reported Saturday, Sept. 13 2014. Photo by Tristan Fortsch.

A 17-year-old criminal from Washington County is accused of raping a woman while on a juvenile department field trip. But the county juvenile department's own rules say he shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Jaime Tinoco was on probation when he attended a University of Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium on Sept.13. He’s accused of beating and raping a woman outside the stadium hours after the game ended when he broke away from the juvenile department's supervised group.

After halting demolition, councilors meet again on Eugene City Hall

After halting demolition, councilors meet again on Eugene City Hall »Play Video
File photo from when the deconstruction process started in early September.

The old Eugene City Hall building is yet again the center of a city council meeting on Monday night, with councilors discussing the plans the plot of land where the half-century old building sits.

Earlier this month, crews were told to halt the demolition process after a 6 to 2 council vote asking for more time to review the plans for a new city hall.

Monday’s meeting is an opportunity to discuss final concept designs for the project, and hold a question-and-answer analysis of the current site.

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.

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.

Women still pen pals after 71 years

Women still pen pals after 71 years »Play Video
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.

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.

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog

Vietnam War vet asks her community for help getting service dog »Play Video

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.