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February 17, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Oregon man blames officers for 2 black eyes, but camera shows otherwise

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County authorities say a suspect brought in for questioning later punched himself in the face and then signed an assault complaint against detectives. But unfortunately for the suspect, a video recorder was running in a holding room where he’d been left after questioning. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday the footage shows…

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December 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Officer pulls over distracted driver; gets hit by driver on cellphone

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a Eugene motorcycle officer who had pulled over a driver for texting was hit from behind by another driver who also may have been texting while driving. Police say 41-year-old Barry Rager was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. Lt. Doug Mozan told The Register-Guard Rager…

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December 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Beagle inspectors clear Eugene library after bedbugs scare

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Two dogs sniffed around the Eugene Public Library late Saturday, looking for bedbugs. Luckily for patrons and staff, the beagles found none, and it’s hoped a recent outbreak has been eradicated. The first bedbug was discovered in early December, when a customer found it on an upholstered chair on the third floor….

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December 18, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Increased charges in Oregon hit-and-run

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Additional charges of manslaughter and intoxicated driving have been filed against the driver accused of hitting a man in Springfield and carrying him on top of her car for 11 blocks. Prosecutors had charged 30-year-old Isabel Gloria McDaniel of Veneta with criminally negligent homicide. The Register-Guard reports a Lane County grand jury…

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November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Woman chasing dog in Eugene struck by train, dies

The Associated Press EUGENE — Eugene police say they’re trying to identify a woman who was fatally struck by a train as she chased a dog across the tracks. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the woman died at the hospital. Police said the crossing arms were down, and audio and visual warning signs had been activated when the woman…

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November 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Passersby pull man, dog, from burning minivan in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A pair of passersby helped rescue a Eugene man from a burning minivan that crashed on Friday with a load of ammunition inside. The Eugene Register-Guard reports Rick Wetzel and Josh Stevens happened upon the accident Friday afternoon, just before flames spread across the van. The ammunition began heating up and discharging, sending rounds…

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July 16, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Eugene police investigate swastika graffiti

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police are investigating swastikas that were found painted onto mailboxes near a Jewish fraternity near the University of Oregon. The Register-Guard says the mailbox belongs to a neighboring apartment complex but directly faces the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said there are no suspects at this time. Fraternity…

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November 20, 2013 at 4:44 PM

UPDATE: Police fatally shoot man near Eugene, Ore., high school

UPDATE: 5:58 p.m. | EUGENE, Ore. — Police in Eugene, Ore., say an officer fatally shot a 44-year-old man Wednesday afternoon near Churchill High School. Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the man who was killed was armed with a handgun. Acting police Capt. Scott Fellman says an initial investigation indicates that a school resource officer made a traffic…

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November 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Amtrak train stopped at Eugene following bomb scare

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A phone conversation overheard by another passenger led to a bomb scare on an Amtrak train that authorities stopped Sunday at Eugene. Police say passengers were taken off, and one person was questioned while a bomb squad searched the train. Nothing suspicious was found. Passengers re-boarded and the train resumed its trip…

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