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Local Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside Springfield Police: Intoxicated woman steals SUV with teen, toddler asleep inside (Photo Gallery)
Tamela Mae Trine, 23




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.

Eugene PD: Homeowner holds would-be burglar down until officers arrive

 Sean Hicks, 29

EUGENE, Ore. -- A homeowner held a burglary suspect down until police arrive early Wednesday morning after encountering the man in the kitchen.

Eugene Police said it was about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday when 29-year-old Sean Hicks shouldered his way through the back door of a house on Cherry Avenue.

The 42-year-old homeowner heard a noise in the kitchen and found Hicks in a nearby storage area.

Police officials said there was a struggle, and the homeowner managed to hold Hicks down until officers arrived.

Hicks was booked at the Lane County Jail on a first-degree burglary charge. 

 

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist Sotloff

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist Sotloff »Play Video

The Sunni extremist group known as ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, releases a video Tuesday claiming to have killed another American hostage.


The terrorist organizationclaims the execution is in retaliation of President Obama's continued airstrikes in Iraq.


The ISIS video said to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff is called a second message to the U.S.

2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog

2-year-old Springfield girl critical after she's attacked by family dog »Play Video

A 2-year-old Springfield girl and her father were attacked by a family dog last night, leaving the toddler in critical condition at a Portland hospital, Springfield Police said.

Springfield Police dispatchers received a call about a large dog attacking a toddler at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday at a house in the 1100 block of Olympic St. in Springfield.

Emergency staff took the girl to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. She was then flown by Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland where she's listed in critical condition.

Authorities note distracted driving problems around school buses and school zones

Authorities note distracted driving problems around school buses and school zones »Play Video

As schools across the country get ready class to start back up, law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to watch out for students walking to school or waiting or the bus.

Some school transportation experts say there has been a sudden surge in dangerous driving in school zones and around school buses that they blame mostly on distracted drivers.

“There are more than a hundred children killed and more than 25,000 injured every year in collisions that occur or accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions, a company that sets up cameras on buses and in school zones.

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84

Portland Police shoot man suspected of attempted carjackings on I-84 »Play Video
In this still image from video taken by David Porter, Portland police officers can be seen running along Interstate 84 Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Police said they shot a man who was trying to carjack cars. They closed down the freeway for hours.

Police said they shot a man in Northeast Portland on Monday morning who was threatening motorists with a gun, forcing the closure of Interstate 84 through much of the afternoon.

'Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes'

'Their main foraging areas are coincidentally crossed by shipping lanes'
A blue whale killed by a ship collison is examined by Oregon State University researchers aboard their 85-foot vessel, the Pacific Storm (photo: Flip Nicklin, Minden Pictures)

A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital

Klamath County Sheriff visits deputy shot in the line of duty who is now recovering at Portland hospital »Play Video
Deputy Jason Weber. (Klamath County Sheriff)

The Klamath County Sheriff made a 10 hour round-trip to Portland on Sunday to visit his deputy, Jason Weber, in the hospital.  Deputy Weber was shot in the line of duty in Klamath Falls a few days ago, and is lucky to be alive.

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Send off scheduled for half-century old City Hall before demolition

Crews will start to tear down the half-century old Eugene City Hall building this week, but not before local government officials give the structure a proper send-off.