Detectives posted on a social media site as an underage teen on Friday morning. Within 3 hours they received 85 texts from different numbers, all from people hoping to meet up with who they thought was a young female.
“If they're responding to these ads, they've done it before. That's the worry. That there's children being victimized and we're just scratching the surface,” said Sgt. McKee.
The hospital says the two children had preexisting conditions that exacerbated their condition but were stable enough to be discharged from the hospital earlier this week.
"Confirmation of these cases indicates that EV-D68 is likely in our communities and that we can expect to see additional cases over the coming weeks," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology at Public Health - Seattle & King County. "But we can’t predict at this time how severe or how long an EV-D68 outbreak might be locally."
At least one person was hurt in a multiple car crash that blocked the eastbound lanes of Beltline Highway near the Northwest Expressway, Eugene Police officials said.
Emergency crews responded to the crash around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.
By 8:40 a.m., the Oregon Department of Transportation reported minimal delays in the area.
A young man died and a young woman was seriously injured in a car crash late Saturday night when an SUV rolled down a 40-foot embankment off of Old Stagecoach Road north of Highway 126 West, Oregon State Troopers said.
A family member, who was out looking for the 18-year-old girl, discovered the crash scene early Monday morning after hearing the teenager's cries for help, Oregon State Police said.
Oregon State Police said paramedics pronounced Eugene's Canyon Arthur McCardel, 18, deceased at the scene. 18-year-old Hannah Smith, of Eugene, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels for many parts of Oregon's Willamette Valley as wildfire smoke drifted south from the 36 Pit Fire.
A teenage suspect is in custody after a he allegedly raped a woman who was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near Autzen Stadium last night, the Eugene Police Department said.
Officers said the victim was taken to the hospital with facial wounds after she reported she was raped Saturday night on the south side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Leo Harris Parkway.
A K-9 unit led officers to a 17-year-old suspect hiding in the brush near the pathway to the Autzen footbridge, Eugene Police Sgt. Ryan Molony said.
The air-quality index reached unhealthy levels and people were evacuated from their homes as the 36 Pit fire near Estacada grew to 2,300 acres on Monday morning.
One of Ulster County, New York's most wanted fugitives was arrested Sunday at an ultimate frisbee tournament near Amazon Park in South Eugene.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last week on a felony charge of child abuse for using a switch to spank his son.
Peterson's layer, Rusty Hardin, spoke out in the player's defense, stating "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas."
The allegations raised an interesting discussion on social media. Is Corporal punishment acceptable?
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A teenager and toddler were sleeping in an SUV when an intoxicated woman stole the vehicle from a Safeway parking lot Saturday afternoon, Springfield Police said.
The incident started at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday when a woman, later identified as Tamela Trice, 23, of Springfield, stole an SUV with a 17-year-old and a 2-year-old sleeping in the car, Springfield Police Sergeant Kirkpatrick said.
Trice crashed into a fence in the Coin Laundry parking lot, got out of the car and tried to wipe her fingerprints from the steering wheel, Sgt. Kirkpatrick said, leaving the teenager and the 2-year-old unharmed in the car.
Thanks to a couple of observant witnesses at Safeway, police found Trice's address by tracing the plates of the van she drove to the store.
Trice was booked at the Lane County Jail on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUII, resisting arrest and two counts of reckless endangering.
A health advisory is in effect for the Tenmile Lakes south of Reedsport after the Oregon Health Authority reported high levels of toxic blue-green algae in the water.