The suspect, Amanda Gatewood, 44, of Springfield, was taken to a Corvallis hospital and is listed in critical condition.
According to the sheriff, Springfield Police were pursuing Gatewood in a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara north on Interstate 5. Officials said Gatewood took the Highway 34 exit and stopped at the entrance to the Chevron Gas Station on the west side of I-5.
She got out of the vehicle and started running toward the convenience store. Officers shot Gatewood when she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.
The annual Emmy Awards are scheduled for Monday night, and many fans are hoping to see their favorite take home a trophy.
About 40 students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School filled a backpack with free school supplies Saturday. Afterward each student went shopping at Valley River Center with a mentor for a $150 school clothes shopping spree.
Parents like Sarah Curry, who has a daughter going into 3rd grade, said the generous donation from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club will prepare her child for the school year.
JR Laing, a member of theActive 20-30 Club, says she wants every student to feel proud and stand tall each day they walk through the classroom door.
|Armando Cervantez, 19|
SALEM, Ore. -- A woman said she fought off a man that broke into her house early Sunday morning and tried to sexually assault her, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
Marion County deputies responded the 4000 block of State St. after a woman called saying a man, later identified as Armando Cervantez, 19, broke into her house while she was sleeping.
The woman said Cervantez entered the home, placed a rag over her mouth and tried to sexually assault her, but the victim was able to escape and run away.
She told deputies he was wearing a pair of gloves and boxer shorts. A short time later deputies determined the suspect lives on the same property, but in a different residence.
The Eugene Education Foundation is asking you to stuff a school bus with school supply donations to help limited-income students in the Eugene area.
“It’s very expensive for many families, and when students arrive to class it's very important that they have their backpacks, the supplies needed for their classes so that they have the tools needed for success,” said Molly Lajoie, foundation executive director of the Stuff The School Bus promotion.
A deaf man with severe short-term memory loss walked away from a Gresham-area care facility Thursday. He was found safe at a gas station in Veneta, Ore. on Sunday, Lane County Sheriff's deputies said.
|Brandon Nielson, 22|
Officers arrested a man for shooting someone early Saturday morning during a fight at a party, Eugene Police said.
The male victim is at the hospital with one gunshot wound and is expected to survive, Eugene Police Sergeant Ron Tinseth said.
Officers were called out to a high school reunion party at a house near Roosevelt and Fergus Ave. at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on reports that a man had been shot, police officials said.
Witnesses identified the suspected shooter as Brandon Nielson, 22, of Eugene. He was arrested at his home around 8 a.m. Saturday and charged with assault 1.
In spite of numerous challenges, the Festival of Eugene is officially on for a weekend of entertainment at Skinner Butte Park.
“It's been a fantastic rollercoaster, with highs and lows and we hope to bring all those highs to all those people that come here,” said Anand Holtham-Keathley, a community liaison for the festival.
The event was scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Event producer Krista Albert said the free show is an embodiment of the city’s spirit.
Two recent Oregon Supreme Court decisions are expanding animal rights. In one case, Judges ruled that animals could be considered victims. That could make for longer sentences for those who neglect or abuse their pets.