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Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene Wednesday morning on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. Complex.

Emergency crews were called out to the Life Technologies building in West Eugene at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a chemical explosion at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Corp. complex.

Fire officials at the scene said one person was taken to the hospital.
Local October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms October 1st brings the start of pumpkin patch season for many farms (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Now that Halloween is officially a month away, farms across the nation are firing up the tractors to take people to their pumpkin patches.

Lone Pine Farms set up all its fall attractions on Wednesday to gear up for the pumpkin picking season.

Farm owner Dan Murray said this year he’s adding more Halloween fun to the haunted corn maze by including more scary characters.
Local Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case Court documents shed new light on George Wasson murder case (Photo Gallery) (Video)
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.

Man shot at Gateway Village Apartments parking lot in Springfield

A 27-year-old Springfield man was shot multiple times in the Gateway Village Apartments early Sunday morning, the Springfield Police Department said.

Officers were called out to the hospital at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday after the man arrived at Riverbend for treatment. They talked with the man and learned the shooting took place in an apartment building parking lot at 3255 Gateway Boulevard.

Mariota, Ducks hold off Washington State for 38-31 win in Pullman

Mariota, Ducks hold off Washington State for 38-31 win in Pullman

The No. 2 Ducks edged out the Washington State Saturday, making for the eighth consecutive time Oregon has won against the Cougars.

Mannion sets new OSU career yard record in 28-7 victory over San Diego State

Mannion sets new OSU career yard record in 28-7 victory over San Diego State

The Oregon State Beavers scored 28 unanswered points to pull out a win against San Diego State, 28-7.

Sean Mannion threw for 275 passing yards, set a new OSU school record of 11,339 career yards. Oregon State is now at 3-0 for the sixth time since 1999.

Police: DUII driver crashes Camaro into porch, caught by K9 unit

Gustabo Moreno, 10-6-1981

A car chase through Springfield ended Thursday night with an intoxicated driver crashing his Camaro into a cement porch and running from officers on foot, Springfield Police said.

Law enforcement surrounded the neighborhood around S 34th Street and a K-9 unit captured the suspect, later identified by police as 32-year-old Gustabo Moreno a short time later.

The officer reports that the chase ended when Moreno jumped from the moving car just before crashing into a cement porch on S. 34th Street.

One officer kept driving after the suspect while another got out of the patrol car to chase Moreno. The driving officer accidentally ran over the other officer's foot, Springfield Police Sergeant Charboneau said.

Sgt. Charboneau said Moreno was cited for DUII, reckless driving and hit & run before being taken to the hospital for bites he received in the K9 capture.

 

Ducks debut black Mach Speed jersey in Pullman against WSU

Ducks debut black Mach Speed jersey in Pullman against WSU

The University of Oregon Ducks unveiled a new uniform combination for Saturday night's game against the Washington State Cougars.

Broken pipe closes Amazon Pool for the last weekend of summer

Broken pipe closes Amazon Pool for the last weekend of summer

One of Eugene's favorite spash spots is closed for the last weekend of summer as crews work to fix a broken water pipe. Amazon Pool staff announced they were closed for repairs Saturday, and managers expect the job to take a couple days.

Covered Bridge festival in Cottage Grove

Covered Bridge festival in Cottage Grove

Lane County has the largest collection of covered bridges west of the Mississippi. To celebrate the cultural claim to fame, Cottage Grove hosts an annual festival dedicated to the covered bridge.

Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'

Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'
Eugene Police have arrested eight people since starting their sexual predator sting in July. The arrests include Jorge Guzman Tapia who was arrested in a sting Friday, Sept. 19. He was not booked into the Lane County Jail when this story was published.

Eugene Police said they’ve started an undercover social media sting operation to catch sexual predators, and their results are eye-opening.

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.

Oregon Schools hit by fake school supply company scam

School across the nation have been getting requests from a fake company that has been linked to fraudulent billings, the Oregon School Boards Association said.

The company called Scholastic School Supply has been sending requests for purchasing data to school districts in Oregon. Those requests have later been linked to a string of fraudulent billings.