A Toledo woman faces multiple charges after she crashed into a telephone pole before driving into a creek Friday morning, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.
As the push for a minimum wage hike makes its way to the senate floor, some local business owners are worried about what it could mean for their own employees.
“If it’s not set up correctly or indexed to something that makes sense then it artificially drives up the cost for everyone else,” said business owner Dan Egan.
The bill hasn’t hit the Senate floor yet, however some Democrats in congress say it could be in the $9-$10 range. There hasn’t been a national increase to minimum wage since 2009, when it jumped to $7.25 an hour.
Teams of grade-schoolers from across Lane County put their literary knowledge to the test Saturday at the Oregon Battle of the Books. The nearly 48 different teams representing their school gathered at Thurston High, competing on how much they knew based on 16 different titles.
Police took a woman in for a mental health examination early Saturday morning after they say she led state troopers on a low-speed chase through Springfield. The woman eventually stopped her car after police punctured all four of her tires with spike strips, officials said.
Police arrested Gerald Roy Strebendt Thursday night for the murder of 53 year-old David Crofut on January 29.
Strebendt claimed self-defense in the shooting death of David Paul Crofut, 53, after a minor traffic accident at South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield on Wednesday, January 29.
Springfield Police Sgt. David Lewis said Strebendt’s arrest stemmed from discrepancies between his account to 911 dispatchers and multiple witness testimonies.
"It just doesn't add up, that someone should have been shot in the incidence,” said Sgt. Lewis. "When we were notified about the indictment and the warrant, we actually when out looking for him.”
Hundreds of vendors filled the Lane Events Center over March 6-9 for the 35th annual Home and Garden Show. The event is free to the public, however organizers ask people to bring canned food donations for Food For Lane County. The show runs Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.
Destiny Enebrad said she was near Springfield High School around 6:30 p.m. when she felt something hit her head.
Then she saw the blood.
Now doctors say they can't remove the projectile - and police may be unable to identify the assailant.
The SWAT team evacuated the 6th floor of a downtown apartment building before taking a wanted man into custody.
Police arrested Steven Mejia, 23, of Eugene on charges of Sexual Misconduct and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule II Methamphetamine.
Time is running out to apply for private health insurance through Cover Oregon, the state's health insurance exchange. Individuals have one week left to sign up if they want coverage by Apr. 1. and the final deadline is March 31.
Johan Gillette took the stand Friday, describing his relationship with his father.
Gillette is on trial, accused of murdering his father James and his father's partner Anne McLucas.
Johan testified that he went to his father's home to get water on the morning of September 7, 2012.
He believed his father to be gone, and McLucas to be visiting family in Boston.
However, after being beckoned into his dad's bedroom by James Gillette, a heated discussion took place.
Johan claimed James threatened to kick him and Asia Seaton off the property.
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Oregon Army Reserve troops came home to a warm welcome at the Eugene Airport Thursday night.
According to Glynis Byerlin with VFW Post 9448, reservists with the 971st Army Reserve Unit are returning home from an approximately year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
Family, friends, members of local VFW posts and community members gathered at the airport terminal with signs, smiles and tears.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A former professional mixed martial arts fighter who shot and killed a man after a minor traffic crash in January was arrested Thursday evening on a murder charge.
Gerald Roy Strebendt, 34, claimed self-defense in the shooting death of David Paul Crofut, 53, after a minor traffic accident at South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield.
The grand jury reviewed the evidence and issued a warrant for Strebendt's arrest.
Police took him into custody March 6 shortly after 6 p.m.
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Maryln Balaban has been a long-term care ombudsman in Douglas County for 12 years.
Ombudsmen help with outreach and support for citizens living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
"We're advocates for the residents," Balaban said. "That means that we visit places and talk to residents and check to see how their care is and ask the residents if they have any questions or concerns."
The EuGenius Market has lost its lease.
The store at Gateway Mall rents out space to vendors who sell homemade goods.
The last day is March 29.
Johan Gillette, the man accused of killing his father and his father's partner, is a gentle, loving person, the first witnesses for the defense said Thursday.
James Gilette described his close bond with older brother Johan
"We played tag. We hunted for snakes and lizards in the outdoors," he told the court. "Later on I tagged along with all his friends. They let me be full time quarterback a lot of the times and things like that. So they were really nice to me and let me play with them all the time."
Defense attorneys repeatedly asked witnesses to classify Johan Gillette as peaceful or not peaceful. The defense contends he killed his father in self-defense.
"Johan has always been incredibly gentle," friend Misty Declark said. "He's always avoided conflict."