Farmers nationwide, especially in the Pacific Northwest, have reported their Christmas trees are dying.
According to the owners at Roberts Tree Farm in Roseburg, our area dodged a bullet.
Jay Yarbrough left a hospital ICU and went into hiding last June as police searched the bunker that the self-described "prepper" dug beneath his Coos Bay home.
Police said they found guns, drugs and homemade bombs under Yarbrough's house. About 10 days later, they found Yarbrough, who had reportedly been hiding out on an island in an Oregon river.
The suspects swiped two wallets and a Mac laptop from campus, then used one of the stolen debit cards to buy a power cord for the computer.
That's part of the emerging picture of a Monday morning theft reported on the Oregon State University campus, Oregon State Police said.
Lane Community College’s student population is falling, and administrators say cuts are needed to keep the school healthy.
During the recession, the student body grew by 43 percent.
More staff were brought on, and class sections were added.
But in the last year, things have changed.
With more jobs available, an increasing number of residents are opting out of school, and returning to work.
In 2013, enrollment at LCC decreased by 8.6 percent.
The man convicted of using a hidden camera to spy on his neighbor's 10-year-old daughter was sentenced to 35 days in jail at the Springfield Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Dana Bishop, 64, received credit for time served. He will have to serve another 10 days in the Springfield Jail.
In addition, Bishop will be on probation for 3 years and have to serve 100 hours of community service in Coos County.
Eugene Water and Electric Board household ratepayers will see a 4.5 percent increase in the cost of power next year - about $6 per month for the typical single family home.
The EWEB board voted unanimously to approve the rate increase Tuesday.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 13-year-old girl who they said ran away from home and could be in danger.
The best way to stay safe while heating your home during a cold snap: common sense.
If it's meant to be used outdoors - like a BBQ - don't bring it inside.
Also: Don't try to warm up your house with your oven.
We wouldn't warn you if somebody hadn't already done it - with disastrous consequences.
Today may be the coldest December 4 in more than a century on the South Coast.
A 40-year-old record low for Eugene appears likely to fall, too.
An 77-year-old woman with a walker got hit by a car as she tried to cross Goodpasture Island Road on Wednesday morning, Eugene Police said.
Dody Patterson underwent open heart surgery at age 87.
On Tuesday, she celebrated her 103rd birthday with four generations of her family.
Patterson was born in west Texas and was a cattle farmer.
She said her secret to a long life is hard work.
The 82,000 Lane County residents who depend on food stamps have been struggling with recent cuts.
During the recession, the federal government increased its funding of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Those relying on assistance received a bump up.
However, that boost expired in November.
While the cut will save the federal government an estimated $5 billion in 2014, residents like Katie Thomas says the adjustment has been difficult.
A driver suffered serious injuries when he attempted to turn left onto Highway 20 and got hit by an oncoming car Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police said.
Forecasters say there is a considerable amount of uncertainty at this point, but they see snow falling overnight Thursday into Friday down to the valley floor - not to mention on the beach.
And the current outlook calls for the most snow to fall south of Corvallis in places like Eugene, Florence and Roseburg.