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Police documents released Tuesday are shedding light on the crime spree that started in Eugene, leaving three people dead as the suspect continued to Northern California.

The Eugene Police Department released a 93-page police report Tuesday of compiled documents from the George Wasson murder case.

In those reports, detectives say Ricardo Chaney met with his best friend on March 18, 2014, just hours before George Wasson was found shot to death in his burning home on Elk Avenue.
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The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States was diagnosed in Dallas, the Centers of Disease Control said Tuesday.

The CDC confirmed a man was in isolation at a Texas hospital with the deadly virus.
Hospital staff say the patient was originally admitted based on his symptoms and a recent flight from Liberia, Africa.

"This is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., and as far as we know, the first case of this strain diagnosed outside Africa,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

As the rain returns, flooding risk increases near areas scarred by wildfires

As the rain returns, flooding risk increases near areas scarred by wildfires »Play Video

The return of fall weather has forestry officials warning Oregonians about the possibility of flooding, especially near areas hit by wildfires over the summer.

“Our fire threat really starts diminishing with our rainfall, but with that said it brings over a host of concerns,” said Oregon Department of Forestry representative Link Smith, “Fires burn off all that vegetated material, organic material on the forest floor that helps absorb and break up that moisture that comes down. So there’s some erosion potential that wasn't there before the burn.”

U.S. and supporting nations launch air strikes on ISIS in Syria

U.S. and supporting nations launch air strikes on ISIS in Syria »Play Video

In a dramatic escalation of the war on ISIS, forces from the U.S. and supporting nations launched hundreds of airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria overnight Tuesday.

A group of Arab nations in a coalition put together by President Obama also put planes in the air.

The precision-guided warheads targeted an ISIS command building and nearly 2 dozen other targets, reportedly killing 120 Syrian terrorists.

Teen accused of rape near Autzen Stadium pleads not guilty

Teen accused of rape near Autzen Stadium pleads not guilty »Play Video

The teen accused of assaulting and raping a woman near Autzen Stadium on Sept. 13 pleaded not guilty in his arraignment on Monday.

Jaime Tinoco, 17, snuck away from a supervised Washington County Juvenile Department group visiting Eugene for a Ducks game, and later that evening allegedly grabbed, beat and raped a woman in the bushes near Autzen Stadium.

He’s being held at the Serbu Juvenile Justice Center, with his next hearing scheduled for October 22.

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.

Power goes out for around 2,500 homes in North Eugene

Nearly 2,500 people lost power in the Cal Young area of North Eugene Thursday morning, the Eugene Water and Electric Board said.

Repair crews had the power back online by about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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.