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Sheriff’s office warns of scammers impersonating employees

LANE COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - The Lane County Sheriff’s Office warned the community about scammers who impersonate employees, ask for money, and personal or financial information. LCSO said it received multiple reports of this scam. The scammers often identify themselves over the phone, by text message or by email...
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The Oregon Geographic Names Board will meet in Eugene this Saturday to consider proposals for naming or re-naming geographic features in five Oregon counties, including Douglas. A release from the Oregon Historical Society said included on the agenda are four proposals to re-name geographic features that currently have the word...

Eugene police arrest man accused of using mailbox to deliver drugs

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man was arrested on Wednesday after postal workers tipped off the Eugene Police Department about drugs and money being dropped off in a locked mailbox, police say. According to the EPD, the local branch of the United States Postal Service contacted police about a locked mailbox...

Workers at Eugene-area Starbucks participate in labor strike

Hundreds of Eugene-area Starbucks workers went on strike over the last week in response to corporate-level actions including alleged unlawful firings, a refusal to bargain and not implementing certain benefits following the stores’ unionization. The strike joined numerous others at Starbucks locations around the country, where workers say corporate...

Street Crimes Unit arrests man after reports of drug delivery

The Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit, was notified of suspected narcotic activity at 5973 St. Helena Street. A follow-up investigation resulted in EPD SCU applying for and being granted a search warrant for the residence, which they served on August 17 at 11:50 a.m., with the assistance of EPD SWAT, EPD Drone and EPD Investigations.

Emergency Rural Health Care Grants Headed to Oregon

ELGIN – (Release from the U.S. Senate) The U.S. Senate announced a total of $346,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headed to three Oregon communities to upgrade facilities so they can better serve families and increase access to essential medical services. The projects include:

Second annual Black Cultural Festival in Eugene to be held Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Black Cultural Festival kicks off on Saturday in Eugene, and organizers are expecting a big turnout. The event was held around this time last year, and organizers knew they wanted to make it an annual event. This year, it will be held on August 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alton Baker Park. Organizers are calling it an event to celebrate culture and community, and are calling on participants and visitors to bring love and positive energy to the festival. Talicia Brown-Crowell, a producer and founder of the event, says organizers hope this will inspire others to start their own events.

Saturday's Black Cultural Festival makes space to celebrate Black identity in Eugene

With a focus on mental health, the second annual Black Cultural Festival is made to be an opportunity for people of Afro descent, their families and close friends to build and celebrate the local Black community together. At this year's event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Alton Baker Park, recipients will have access to a range of healing, healthy and fun experiences including musical performances, equine therapy, aerial silk demos, art therapy, a...

Woman sentenced to prison for assaulting disabled young man

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Jennifer Mast, the woman accused of assaulting a nonverbal young man unable to defend himself, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison on Wednesday. Mast was arrested by Springfield police on June 28 on charges of second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree criminal...

Woman speaks out about road rage attack; suspect arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- 61-year-old Jeffery Louis Medina was arrested in connection to the assault of two women, including Julie Willits in an alleged road rage incident. Medina now faces second degree assault charges. "My grandbabies just kept screaming, 'she's dead,'" said Willits, one of the assault victims. "There was so...

Letters to the Editor: No calming traffic, the MAGA crowd, and Eugene 4J

It has been 21 years that residents and park users have been petitioning the city of Eugene for traffic calming around Washington Park. Efforts by concerned residents have included calls and letters, of course. Moreover, in response to an official petition by residents in 2002, we were assured that "it may take up to seven years to install traffic-calming features around the park."
Cottage Grove Sentinel

'Horse Ballet' competition to take place in Creswell

Approaching Silver Tail Farm in Creswell on a nice day, the facility looks like an abstract representation of the horses bred, raised, and trained there: the equine ideal, deconstructed and then reconstructed in the form of bay-colored buildings and a conscientious alliance between structure and landscape. Westphalians is the Silver...

What you can do to keep your pets safe during fire season

Staying safe during fire season is imperative, but what about taking care of our pets?. As smoky and hazy conditions roll into Lane County and beyond, we spoke to Greenhill Humane as well as local veterinarians to get an idea of how to keep your furry friends healthy, safe, and ready to go if you need to evacuate.
Thesiuslaw News

Candidates for Florence mayor, councilors finalized

August 18, 2022 — The City of Florence General Election has kicked off, as all candidates for the Nov. 8 election have been verified through Lane County. Florence code now allows for election signage to be displayed, as of Aug. 10, as the election is less than 90 days away.