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Man arrested after attempting to flee through Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man wanted by Coos Bay police for attempted murder and other charges was arrested by Eugene police today, June 27, after an hours-long chase that involved the suspect jumping into the Willamette River in an attempt to flee. The Eugene Police Department says that they were...
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Springfield home gutted by explosion, fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A home is a total loss after an explosion and subsequent fire destroyed it, Eugene Springfield Fire says. Fire department officials say that at about 2 a.m. early this morning, June 27, crews responded to multiple reports of an explosion and fire at a house on Seventh Street in Springfield. The house was reportedly completely engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived, and the property was declared a complete loss. Officials say the Springfield Utility Board was contacted and shut off electricity to the building. Fire crews were able to contain the inferno after several hours and no other neighboring structures were damaged or lost, according to the fire department.
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Senator Wyden visits Eugene to tout his Big Oil Surtax

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was in Eugene today (Monday) to pitch a bill he said would bring down gas prices. He calls his proposal the Big Oil Surtax. It would change federal tax laws to penalize oil companies that buy back large amounts of stock or use accounting tricks to make their profits appear smaller.
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Eugene and Springfield to hold fireworks turn-in events

People can turn in their illegal fireworks with no questions asked at events this weekend in Eugene and Springfield. Legal fireworks are currently for sale in Oregon, though their use in Eugene for Independence Day festivities is limited to July 3rd and 4th. (They're also permitted on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.)
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Man arrested after he fled into Willamette River in attempt to elude police

EUGENE, Ore. — Multiple agencies responded to help locate a man who fled arrest by jumping into the Willamette River and then eluding by swimming and using islands for concealment, the Eugene Police Department said. "Eugene Police investigative units had been conducting surveillance after learning a man wanted by...
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Police detain man after he flees into Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Multiple agencies responded to help locate a man who fled arrest by jumping into the Willamette River and then eluding by swimming and using islands for concealment, the Eugene Police Department said. "Eugene Police investigative units had been conducting surveillance after learning a man wanted by...
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West Orange track-and-field athletes impress at national meets

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School girls track-and-field team finished the season with strong showings at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., and the New Balance Nationals Outdoor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa., both held June 16-19. Head coach Jason-Lamont Jackson explained, “There are three divisions of competition: Freshman, Emerging Elite/Rising Stars, and Championship. Athletes placing in the top six are considered All-Americans in that division.”
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Sen. Wyden visits Eugene to lay out proposed oil tax bill

EUGENE, Ore. -- Senator Ron Wyden said he has a plan to provide some relief at the gas pump. He visited Eugene to lay out his plan, which he said would help Oregonians who have to make sacrifices to save money. "Oregonians are just getting clobbered at the gas pump,"...
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