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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.

USA Track picks Eugene to host 2020 Olympic trials

USA Track and Field has selected Eugene, Oregon, as the new site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. The organization originally awarded the trials for the Tokyo Games to Mt. …

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Award-winning author Kate Wilhelm dies at 89

Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89.

Celebrity dog Picasso honored for overcoming tough odds

With his famous misaligned snout and unique toothy grin, Eugene dog Picasso was honored in Portland with an Oregon Humane Society Diamond Collar Hero Award.

Parents protest school district Valentine’s Day party ban

An Oregon school board had to call off its meeting after more than 100 angry parents stormed the district office and yelled at board members.

Explosion of rats in Eugene linked to chickens, compost

About 100 people in the neighborhood in south-central Eugene have reported seeing or hearing rats in their homes or around the neighborhood within the past few months.

Oregon police dog Blek killed by hit-and-run driver

Authorities in western Oregon say a police dog a few weeks away from retirement has been killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Tech company pledges bitcoin donation to build youth home

A tech company in Eugene has pledged to donate $2 million to construct a facility for homeless teenagers in western Oregon, but the gift will be made in bitcoin.

Corning buys long-shuttered plant in Eugene

Corning Inc. has been revealed as the winner bidder in the recent auction of the former Hynix computer chip plant in Eugene.

Lane County workers go on strike in Oregon

Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, seeking higher wages while trying to fend off an attempt to make them pay for health insurance.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Oregon man finds Nazi paperwork with apparent Hitler signature

Longtime Eugene tow-truck driver Ron Post is no World War II history buff. So when, inside a cluttered old bus he recently bought, he found a sheaf of yellowed papers …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Panel endorses Ken Kesey name for Eugene’s downtown square

A citizen advisory committee has voted to rename Eugene’s downtown plaza in honor of Ken Kesey, the author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “Sometimes a Great Notion.”

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Priest gets probation for 2004 crash in Eugene

A Catholic priest has admitted in court that he caused a crash on Interstate 5 more than 13 years ago.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Homeless woman sues Oregon city over dead dog

A homeless woman is suing the city of Eugene in federal court, saying police officers allowed her dog to die in her car after they violated her civil rights while …

Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient found

Police say officers have taken into custody a 34-year-old Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient who was missing after attending a treatment group in Eugene.

Teen pleads guilty in North Eugene High photo scandal

A teenager who circulated nude photographs of girls at North Eugene High School has avoided a prison sentence but must register as a sex offender.

Oregon county’s largest employee union votes to OK strike

Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

Eugene seeks three words to describe its downtown

City officials are once again asking people to describe downtown Eugene.

Lawsuit filed against school district and student over beating

A woman is suing the Eugene School District for allegedly failing to protect a North Eugene High School student from being beaten up by a classmate.

Oregon woman sues Safeway after son’s death in parking lot

An Oregon woman whose 7-year-old son was struck and killed in a supermarket parking lot seeks $1.5 million in a federal lawsuit against Safeway.

Oregon woman accused of profiting from fake cancer diagnosis

An Oregon woman is accused of profiting financially by faking a cancer diagnosis, but she will most likely not be charged.

Officials withdraw proposed alcohol ban at Eugene city parks

Eugene city officials say they have rescinded their proposal to prohibit alcohol in all city parks except during large, permitted gatherings.

Man charged in Eugene slaying pleads guilty to manslaughter

One of three defendants charged in the stabbing death of a homeless man at a Eugene park has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Two teens charged over nude photos at Oregon high school

Two teenagers face felony charges after police found sexually explicit photos of girls who attend North Eugene High School.

Developers move on UO student apartment tower plan

Out-of-state developers are moving forward with a plan in Eugene to build a towering 12-story apartment complex for University of Oregon students.

Bookkeeper accused of taking $250,000 from treatment center

Aggravated theft charges have been filed against a bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000 from the drug and alcohol treatment that employed her in Eugene, Oregon.

Oregon woman accused of having sex with teenage boy – again

An Oregon woman convicted of having sex with her neighbor’s teenage son has been arrested after authorities say she did it again.

Nonprofit remodeling shuttered camp for traumatized veterans

A Eugene-based nonprofit is working to get a camp up and running in a secluded area in the Coast Range to house dozens of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Pot business keeps growing in Eugene

Pot shops in Eugene are about to face more competition. The Register-Guard reported two retailers are opening soon on the same block of the aptly named High Street.

University of Oregon Police Department adds motorcycle cops - beards and all

The University of Oregon has added bikers with beards to its police force.