Eugene, OR

Death Investigation Lane Co., Aug. 8

Update: The victim in this case has been identified as 49 year old Justin Wayne Gardner of Creswell. Original release – Friday morning at approximately 1:05am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a call that someone had been stabbed at a residence in the 84000blk of Cloverdale Rd. The caller advised that her ex-husband had stabbed her boyfriend before departing the location on foot. Deputies quickly arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures including CPR. Medics arrived and also attempted to revive him, but the victim did not survive. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. An extensive area search was conducted however the suspect was not immediately located. He was identified as 42 year old Brandon Travis Lamb. Later in the morning detectives from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Springfield Police Department tracked Lamb to an apartment complex near 1st St. and F St. in Springfield. He was found in a vehicle in the parking lot and taken into custody without incident. Lamb will be lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Assault in the Second Degree. This case is still under active investigation.
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Eugene Police: Man found deceased in Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in the Willamette River. Around 10:20 a.m. Sunday, a person called Central Lane 911 after a white male, 43, was observed deceased in the Willamette River in shallow water, the Eugene Police Department said Monday. The location...
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Man found dead in Willamette River Sunday

The Lane County Medical Examiner's office is investigating the discovery of a dead man in the Willamette River Sunday. The man was found dead in shallow water of the river at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a Eugene police news release. The 43-year-old man has been identified, but police won't publicly release his name until they notify his family.
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Wheeler: How Eugene sanitized itself for Oregon22

---------- The world has come to town. But what it saw was not Eugene. The 2022 World Athletics Championships brought over 200 countries, 50,000 daily visitors and prominent government officials. The city they witnessed was a quaint Oregon town — Tracktown, USA, if you will — of bike lanes and vegan breakfast cafes.

Oregon begins season inside the coaches poll top-15

College football's first preseason coaches poll is here and features the Oregon Ducks inside the top 15, landing at No. 12 overall. Oregon is the second highest Pac-12 in the coaches poll to start the season, as No. 8 Utah takes the crown coming off of their Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl appearance.

One male body found in Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore.-- A male body was recovered in the Willamette River Sunday morning, Eugene Springfield Fire officials confirmed. The body was found floating in the river near River Wood Park in Eugene around 10:20 a.m. At this time, it is unclear what the person was doing in the water and...

Several structures lost in large Springfield fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Eugene Springfield Fire crews battled a large fire involving multiple buildings in the 1800 block of Inland Way near Dorris Ranch in Springfield Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were hampered by a lack of hydrants in the area and used water tenders to bring water in to the scene,...

Pagan Pride Festival shares culture and spirituality with Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday's Pagan Pride Festival marked the festival's first event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and allowed people to share their culture and spirituality with Eugene. It was held at Alton Baker Park. The event was attended by people looking to learn more about paganism, as well...

Large fire near Dorris Ranch burns several buildings

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Eugene Springfield Fire crews battled a large fire involving multiple buildings south of Springfield Sunday (August 7) afternoon, the agency reported. The fire occurred at the intersection of Harbor Drive and Inland Way near Dorris Ranch. Eugene Springfield Fire says firefighters were hampered by a lack of hydrants in the area and utilized water tenders to bring water in to the scene.

2 with Utah ties make this list of the most talented college football transfers

247 Sports released its list of the top 25 most talented transfers ahead of the 2022 college football season, and two players with Utah ties made the list. BYU offensive lineman Kingsley Suamataia, who played high school football at Orem before committing to Oregon, was the No. 6 player on the list, and former Corner Canyon quarterback Jaxson Dart, a transfer from USC to Ole Miss, checked in at No. 7.

These 5 Oregon Ducks are Ready to Get Autzen Stadium Rocking Again in 2022

The 2021 college football season was a bust for the Oregon Ducks. It was a season that saw them get knocked out of the top-four twice, missing out on the College Football Playoff, foiled by Utah twice, and eventually capping off the season with a loss to Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl. All after a promising start with a Week 2 takedown of Ohio State in Columbus, too. However, defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux did go in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, so that?s a win, right?

Willamette Street Starbucks workers strike

Seven of the eight Starbucks stores in Eugene unionized this year. As of today, workers at the 29th Street location - the first in Oregon to unionize - are on strike, for what they feel is “union busting” activity. Jake Lamourie is a barista at the 29th Street...