A Florence man died early Saturday morning after State Police say he crashed his SUV into a tree along Highway 126W near Mapleton.
Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.
The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.
"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.
Police say they think a now-deceased grandmother is to blame after a toddler received a fatal dose of methadone in December.
Officers said 2-year-old Maxwell Maciejewski was unresponsive on December 8, 2013 when the boy's grandmother, Carol Lumsden, was performing CPR.
Investigators with the Eugene Police Department now say Lumsden is the one they suspect of giving the child a lethal dose of methadone.
"This has all been really hard on the family, and it’s nice that there’s some closure now," said Maxwell's uncle, Aaron Heuser.
Oregon State Police arrested a 20-year-old man they said offered a bribe to get out of a traffic ticket on Friday.
Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.
Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.
“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.
The discovery of a woman's body along a forest road southeast of town will likely lead to criminal charges, the Lane County District Attorney said Friday.
A motorcycle rider died late Friday night after Oregon State Police said he crashed while going over 90 miles-per-hour in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5.
The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.
An intoxicated man who disappeared Thursday night was found drowned in the McKenzie River on Friday.
Charred debris and ash from the Swanson Mill fire a week ago may contain asbestos, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said.
LRAPA said it received a complaint of possible debris from the fire on private property.
The burned materials range from small flakes of ash to larger palm-sized charred debris.
Some of the debris has tested positive for containing asbestos, LRAPA said.
Further testing is being conducted to confirm the results.