With football season right around the corner, players across the nation are gearing up for practice. Experts are warning coaches about on-field dangers.
USA Football held a Heads Up Football coach clinic in Eugene on Sunday, focusing on player safety. The clinic is part of an initiative to lower the neck and head injuries that youth players can get playing football.
Coaches learned about concussion awareness, equipment fitting and tackling training.
A local artist spent Saturday leading 5 others in creating a mural on the wall of the new ShelterCare facility on 4th Avenue.
Valentina Gonzalez led a class of five painters in bringing her colorful geometric concept to life.
The wall will have a chaotic semblance of shapes that fall into place when a person rounds a corner. Gonzalez said the piece reflects the transition many of the homeless families go through when they seek help from ShelterCare.
The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency Saturday in response to the civil unrest caused when a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a curfew for the town, which has had spurts of violence now a week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death.
Local residents took part in a solidarity protest at Kesey Square Saturday afternoon, joining communities across the nation in backing the troubled Missouri town.
Nearly 12 billion gallons of wastewater flows from homes and businesses of Eugene and Springfield to the wastewater treatment plant off of River Avenue.
The plant celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday by allowing locals into the plant to see the treatment process, which separates the bio-solids, disinfects the water and recycles it back into the Willamette River.
A death row inmate convicted of killing a war hero said he wants to be transferred to the general prison population, but recent court documents explain why his requests were denied.
34-year-old Jesse Fanus was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing World War II flying ace Marion Carl in 1998. Fanus killed Marine Corps war hero while attempting to rob Carl’s home in Glide.
The Oregon Supreme Court overturned Fanus’ death sentence in October of 2012, but he's still housed on death row.
Court documents filed by State Penitentiary Superintendent Jeff Premo say an Oregon Department of Corrections policy states that inmates pending retrial in a capital case would continue to be housed on death row.