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New night club aimed at students sobering up before heading home

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene residents Mark Rogers and Brittny Fergason saw a different vision for their new nightclub in the University District, one without alcohol. "Our thought process is to provide a safe place for the students and student-athletes to come and hang out," Rogers said. Starting at 8 p.m....
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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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Returning starting OL Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu expected back at practice soon

Two recently absent Ducks are dealing with injuries, head coach Dan Lanning shared with media following Tuesday's practice. Offensive lineman Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and defensive lineman Maceal Afaese each missed Monday and Tuesday's practices for undisclosed reasons. According to Lanning, Aumavae-Laulu, a senior and projected starter, will be back at practice sooner than his younger teammate.

Two homes burn down in fire at Dorris Ranch

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A fire broke out just south of Springfield near Dorris Ranch Sunday, burning down two homes. We spoke to residents about the aftermath. Fire crews are wrapping up on what was initially a two-home blaze, and the cause still under investigation. Firefighters brought in additional trucks and resources from neighboring departments due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area.

Oakridge on alert as Cedar Creek Fire burns 12 miles away

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The town of Oakridge is once again watching as a large fire burns near them. We spoke to the mayor and fire crews about their fears as the fire remains zero percent contained. At Oakridge Elementary, a fire base has been set up to give residents...

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.

Oregon basketball women’s great Sabrina Ionescu sets another milestone WNBA mark

Former Oregon basketball player Sabrina Ionescu set a new standard when she was playing for the Ducks and is now doing the same in the WNBA. It should not be much of a surprise that Ionescu is a special player. Despite an injury in her rookie year, she has become not only an important player for the New York Liberty but also an almost nightly highlight reel for the WNBA.

Who's moving into vacant Aaron's furniture building on River Road?

EUGENE, Ore. — You may have noticed Aaron's furniture store on River Road has been vacant for some time. That's all about to change this fall. The store has moved to another location in Eugene; meanwhile, Oregon Integrated Health will be transitioning from 1029 River Road to the former Aaron's building.

Multiple school districts dealing with staffing shortages

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- Students will be back in class in less than a month, and some school districts are struggling to find teachers and coaches. Officials say COVID-19 and pay have played a big part in people leaving the education field. "We’ve had our fair share of the teacher shortage...

Family and friends of lost boy hosting life jacket drive

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- After Jeremy Van Brocklin drowned in the Fern Ridge Reservoir on August 1, family and friends swore to take steps to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Michelle Barton, the mother of Van Brocklin's girlfriend and a volunteer at the Jeremy Van Brocklin Foundation, is...
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Oregon Ducks Men’s Basketball: Movement in The Coaches Roster

Oregon Ducks Men’s Basketball Announces Coaching Changes. Last week the Oregon Ducks formally announced that new assistant coach Armon Gates had signed a contract. You can read about coach Gates’ history here. Assistant coach Kevin McKenna is moving to a staff support position as director of player development....