Crime & Law

Eugene Police
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner On Changes in Police Practices

Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner.
Credit Tiff / KLCC

Mark Gissiner has been Eugene's police auditor the past five years.  He's seen changes in police practices during that time.

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Crime & Law
12:01 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Scammers Latest Tactic: Robo-Calls

Credit Rachael McDonald

Scammers claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service are targeting the Eugene area.

Phone recording: "The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you."

This is the call being reported to Eugene Police. The computer-generated voice instructs people to call a phone number. Detective Steve Williams says scammers try multiple tactics to get people to send money.

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Crime & Law
6:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Achieving Equity in Law Enforcement

Recorded on: November 14, 2014

Air date: November 17, 2014

Achieving Equity in Law Enforcement

Guest Speakers: Pete Kerns, Chief, Eugene Police Department; Tim Doney, Chief, Springfield Police Department; Carolyn McDermed, Chief, University of Oregon Police Department; Tom Turner, Lane County Sheriff; and Lang Hinkle, Master Sergeant, Oregon State Police

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Experiencing Inequality In Law Enforcement

Recorded on: Friday, November 7, 2014

Air Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

Experiencing Inequity in Law Enforcement

An orderly civil society requires a law enforcement focus on an effective and efficient balance between prevention and intervention. In healthy communities, everyone depends on the professional judgment of sworn officers to ensure safety. When public funds are scarce, it is especially important to make every police action count.

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Crime & Law
9:10 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

8-Year-Old Boy Hit By Bicyclist Riding On Sidewalk In Downtown Eugene

Credit City of Eugene

This week the City of Eugene is installing signs on the sidewalks to indicate the designated zone for where bicyclists and skaters need to dismount and walk. In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, the Eugene City Council in July approved new laws prohibiting people from riding skateboards or bikes on sidewalks in the downtown area. The laws went into effect August 29. Since then, police have been issuing warnings and citations. The maximum fine is $50.

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School Shooting
6:44 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Stunned Community Tries To Find A Way Forward Together

Students put flowers on memorial at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Credit Deborah Wang / KUOW

The site of last Friday's school shooting will remain closed this week. Marysville-Pilchuck High School has suspended classes, out of respect for the victims of the tragedy.  On Sunday, they allowed students and family members back into the school for the first time to meet with grief counselors. The chain link fence at the front gate of Marysville Pilchuk High school has become an unofficial gathering spot for those in grief.

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Crime & Law
11:33 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lane County Receives NRA Foundation Grant


The National Rifle Association has given a grant to Lane County. It’s meant to help the financially strapped parole and probation department train its officers. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

Lane County Parole and Probation has received $1450 dollars from the NRA Foundation to fund equipment including moving targets, those are the paper outlines used in shooting ranges. Anne Marie Levis, Lane County Public Information Officer says training is the first area affected by budget cuts.

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Sexual Assault
8:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

UO Task Force Calls For Changes To Address Sexual Assault

UO students protest sexual assault outside Johnson Hall in May after three basketball players are accused of raping a female student.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon Task Force on Sexual Violence brought a list of recommendations to the University Senate Wednesday.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke  with Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the U of O. She is a member of the task force.

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Crime & Law
11:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Police Seek Help in 40 Year Old Missing Person Case

Martha Morrison went missing in 1974 at age 17.
Credit Clark County Sheriff's Office

Police in Clark County, Washington are seeking the public's help to solve a 40 year old case of a missing woman. At age 17, Martha Marie Morrison went missing in 1974 in Portland. She had roots in Lane County and Corvallis. Police have found human remains of two females in the Dole Valley area of Clark County. They've identified one body and they suspect the other might be Morrison.

[Cold Case Tip Line: (360) 397-2036

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November 2014 Election
10:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Travel Guru Rick Steves Tours Oregon In Support Of Decriminalizing Marijuana

Guide book author, travel guru and public broadcasting host, Rick Steves, is in Oregon this week. He's speaking out in support of Ballot Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Public broadcasting host and guide book author, Rick Steves, is speaking in ten Oregon cities this week in support of Measure 91. The ballot measure would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. He's in Eugene Thursday night at 7:00 pm at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Steves spoke with KLCC's Corinne Boyer.

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