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Man falls to his death fleeing deputy on bridge

Man falls to his death fleeing deputy on bridge
The scene near the McCullough Bridge on Thursday afternoon

A suspect went over the railing on the McCullough Bridge as a Coos County Deputy tried to arrest him Thursday afternoon.

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands
Jennifer Huston

The search for a missing Oregon mother has been extended to Washington state's San Juan Islands, after police learned that she had visited there before in the past and that it was one of her favorite spots.

Police arrest 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges

Police arrest 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges
"An ad was placed with a female claiming to be underage," said Sgt. Kyle Williams. "So the people responding to the ad were very clear - clearly understood - that this was an underage female, not an adult that they were trying to arrange to meet."

Police arrested 6 men in 6 hours on prostitution charges Thursday after officers posted fictitious ads posing as women online.

The first online ad claimed to be an underage girl looking for companionship.

The second claimed to be a 27-year-old female.

The sting was a followup to Operation Cross Country, a multi-day undercover operations targeting child sex trafficking operations in the Portland and Eugene areas.

Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help

Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help
Charles Irwin was found on Danebo Avenue late Wednesday night

A man found injured on a West Eugene road has died.

Now police are asking for the public's help figuring out what happened.

Police identified the man as 33-year-old Charles Lewis Irwin. He was last listed as a Springfield resident.

Irwin was found just after 11 p.m. Wednesday on S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue.

A bicycle was found nearby. There was not substantial damage to the bicycle, police said. There were no other people or vehicles in the area.

Medics rushed Irwin to the hospital, but he died from his injuries, police said.

Dangerous beauty: Thunderstorms spark new fires on Umpqua forest, Crater Lake park

Dangerous beauty: Thunderstorms spark new fires on Umpqua forest, Crater Lake park
Crater Lake National Park photo of rainbow July 30, 2014, during stormy weather. Thunderstorms ignited new fires in the park and on the adjacent Umpqua National Forest, east of Roseburg.

Smokejumpers are en route to lightning fires near the Mount Thielsen Wilderness, some of the six confirmed fire starts reported on the Umpqua National Forest.

Elsewhere, hand crews are heading into a fire on the Boulder Creek Wilderness.

And a new batch of fires are under attack by fire crews in Crater Lake National Park.

Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person Thursday or Friday

Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person Thursday or Friday
Big and bigger

Beer distributor Western Beverage Company earned the visit by the Clydesdale. But ahead of that special show Saturday, the horses are touring Lane County to the delight of fans.

"I knew that they were big," said Christian Kluth. "I didn't think that they were that big. Their hoof is almost the size of my head."

Man, 18, missing in central Oregon found by searchers on horseback

Man, 18, missing in central Oregon found by searchers on horseback
Search and rescue crews launched the search. Photo via Oregon State Police

http://images.bimedia.net/images/140731_Kevin_Mulert_405.jpgSearchers on horseback Thursday morning found a teen missing from a wilderness program in Central Oregon since early Wednesday morning.

Search and rescue workers found Kevin Mulert, 18, about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the camp.

Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated.

Oregon State Police said a National Guard helicopter was reportedly taking him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for an examination.

 

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016
Inside a Whole Foods Market. File photo

Whole Foods Market plans to open its ninth Oregon store location in Eugene in the first half of 2016.

Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County

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Gonorrhea rates have skyrocketed in Lane County.

"What we recognize is our population between 2010 and 2013 has only increased 1 percent," said Cindy Morgan with Lane County Public Health, "and yet the number of cases - the rate - has increased about 800 percent."

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger »Play Video
A device being used to help provide vision tests to children

Last year, the state legislature passed a law requiring children 7 and younger to undergo a vision screening before entering public school.

According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.

Job fair for mill workers displaced by fire

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Mill workers whose jobs went up in smoke wait for a chance to talk to prospective employers

The line was out the door Wednesday at WorkSource Lane for a job fair.

Allof these prospective employees knew one another: their jobs went up in smoke along with the Swanson Mill July 17 in Springfield.

The fire destroyed the mill, leaving 250 people out of work.

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'
Police at the scene of the shooting July 17, 2014.

Law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force against an drunk convicted murderer who fired a gun at officers in a Reedsport trailer park July 17, a grand jury decided.

“The four officers did everything in their power to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution," said Rick Wesenburg, Douglas County district attorney. "It was simply not to be.”

Police serve warrant in South Eugene

Police serve warrant in South Eugene
An officer talks on the phone while inspecting what appears to be a chrome exhaust pipe found in a vehicle during a search.

Police swarmed South Willamette Street on Wednesday morning serving a search warrant related to possible unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.