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Local Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield (Photo Gallery)
A semi-trailer loaded with a nearly 70-ton turbine rolled while taking the Highway 126 exit to 42nd Street in Springfield Wednesday morning, blocking the exit to westbound drivers for most of the day.

Crews will need a specialized crane to move the 50 foot long turbine before righting the trailer - a process which could take most of the day, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

ODOT also closed 42nd Street near the Highway 126 overpass as a precaution, should the turbine break loose and roll downhill.
Local Lawsuit alleges church allowed convicted child molester to work with kids in Lane Co. Lawsuit alleges church allowed convicted child molester to work with kids in Lane Co.
A lawsuit filed against the 7th Day Adventist Church alleges church officials knowingly let a convicted child molester work with Lane County children in the 1970's.

The lawsuit alleges the church let Les Bovee lead in both the Junction City and Veneta branches’ youth program “Pathfinder Club”, even though the man was convicted and sentenced for sexually abusing young boys a few years earlier.

The 7th Day Adventist church has not yet responded to phone calls for comment on the lawsuit.
Local Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' (Photo Gallery)
The unveiling of the Simpsons mural in at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield came with cheers and a much-needed confirmation for residents.

“You win, yes. Springfield is home of the Simpsons,” said Yeardly Smith, the voice behind Lisa Simpson.

Just like the introduction to one of America’s favorite cartoons, the unveiling was paired with a performance by the Springfield band, school buses, and even some of the beloved characters from the show.

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information'

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information' »Play Video

You do what you can to protect yourself from hackers at home, but what about on while using public wifi spots – like on a college campus?


A study from BitSight Technologies finds that colleges and universities are much less prepared than other industries to protect important data.


They ranked athletic conferences on a scale of 250 to 900. The PAC-12 schools sat in the middle of the pack, with a 600.

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

An assault suspect barricaded himself in an apartment off Charnelton Street Thursday night, prompting officers to shut down the street between 12th and 13th Ave. while a SWAT and Crisis Negotiation team worked to diffuse the situation, Eugene Police said.

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20
Photo from Benton County Sheriff's Department

Police say a driver was high on drugs when he crossed the center line of Highway 20 Thursday morning and hit a station wagon head-on, killing the other driver.

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on'

Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on' »Play Video
Mark MacPherson was in 1 of the 5 vehicles shot at by 34-year-old Zachary Levi Brimhall of Dillard near Bastendorff Beach. The shooting claimed the life of David Horton, an RV company employee from the Midwest.

Residents and visitors are still trying to make sense of what happened at Bastendorff Beach on Tuesday.

Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall

Biologists to study salmon in Siuslaw this fall
Matt Strickland (left) and Bob Lee, members of an ODFW survey crew, capture and mark a large Chinook salmon as part of a population study on the Oregon coast.

This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return.

Photo Gallery: Coyote family grows up on trail cam + cute selfies

Photo Gallery: Coyote family grows up on trail cam + cute selfies
A Boise man's trail camera has captured a coyote family growing up in southeast Boise. Courtesy photo.
A Boise man's trail camera has captured a coyote family growing up in southeast Boise. Courtesy photo.

UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults

UO asks public for feedback on handling sexual assaults »Play Video
File photo - A campus group met with University of Oregon officials after a public release of a police report detailing an alleged rape from three Oregon basketball players.

During the last year, the University of Oregon has responded to reported sexual assaults and rape occurring near campus.

To address these reports, the U of O holding a public meeting Aug. 27 to gather input on how the college can better prevent and address the problems of sexual assaults.

For those that can’t attend or would prefer to remain anonymous can submit questions or comments online.