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1 dead, 1 injured in shooting southeast of Eugene

Aug. 16, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and another was hurt in a shooting southeast of Eugene near Pleasant Hill. KEZI-TV reports authorities were called Friday afternoon to a dispute involving a firearm. Lane County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Carrie Carver says deputies and troopers...

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Aug. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000. Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to the Graduate Eugene hotel, a Nike-themed property in Eugene, Oregon. "They wanted something that would say, 'This is Nike town,' "...

Justin Herbert, Troy Dye are back to complete Oregon's rise

Aug. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Expectations are high for the Oregon Ducks this season, from both outside the team and from within. Quarterback Justin Herbert opted to stay at Oregon rather than bolt early for the NFL and he often points to the relationships he's cultivated over three seasons in Eugene and the desire...

Man sentenced to prison for machine-gun sale to agent

Aug. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Prineville man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in selling a machine gun to an undercover agent. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon says Michael Friesen agreed to broker the sale of the gun for John...

Judge rules for Oregon in sanctuary state case with Trump

Aug. 9, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants from Oregon to force the nation's first sanctuary state to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane, in Eugene said in his ruling late...

Ducks' Herbert wants to see continued growth in last season

Aug. 8, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Justin Herbert looks at the arc of his career at Oregon, he sees it through the lens of the team as a whole. The Ducks went 4-8 under Mark Helfrich in Herbert's freshman year. Then there was Willie Taggart's lone season at the helm before Mario Cristobal led a more united Oregon to...

Judge intervenes on behalf of threatened seabird in Oregon

Aug. 7, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ruled that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission illegally reversed an earlier decision granting endangered species status to the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in old-growth forests. Conservation groups on Wednesday accused Oregon officials of seeking...

Ex-Eugene church leader faces new sex abuse charges

Aug. 6, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former Eugene church music ministry leader charged in a federal child pornography case is facing new charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a child. The Register-Guard reports a warrant was issued last month for the arrest of Edward Samuel Thompson in the new Eugene police...

Auburn looms as Oregon opens fall camp

Aug. 2, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal figures the Ducks will have 19 days of traditional fall camp before they'll have to start preparing for Auburn. Oregon's high-profile opener, a rematch of sorts of the 2011 national championship game, is set for Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,...

Cleanup of Eugene homeless camps yields pounds of trash

Jul. 31, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A large-scale cleanup has netted thousands of pounds of trash and waste from 10 homeless encampments spread throughout a small island on the Willamette River in Eugene. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday that the city and low-level criminal offenders supervised by the Lane County...