Crime, Law & Justice

Crime, Law & Justice

Teen Sentenced For Starting Eagle Creek Fire

Feb 16, 2018
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The 15 year old boy charged with lobbing a firecracker into a canyon and igniting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer plead guilty in juvenile court Friday.

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Eugene Police have a new tool in their efforts to help addicts in crisis: the drug naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Oregon State University student facing multiple charges from allegedly slapping racist stickers on cars is out of jail…and banned from campus. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more on the case of Andrew Oswalt.

Our Children's Trust

The 21 young people who are suing the federal government over climate change are waiting for an appeals court to rule on whether their case can go forward. Today, [Monday] would have been their first day in Eugene Federal Court in the lawsuit.

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Lane County authorities want tips on who may have vandalized the Luper Pioneer Cemetery…again. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams told the state's top politicians and law enforcement officials Friday that there's more cannabis being produced in the state than can legally be consumed.

"And make no mistake about it, we're going to do something," Williams told dozens of politicians, tribal leaders, sheriffs as well as representatives of the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Oregon District Attorney's Association announced Tuesday it's backing away from a campaign to change the state's Constitution and require unanimous juries.

Less than three weeks ago, the organization that represents the state's 36 elected prosecutors said it wanted to play a leadership role in doing away with a system many see as rooted in racism and discrimination.

"At this time, we do not have plans to pursue a ballot measure for 2018 or 2020," Tim Colahan, executive director of ODAA, told OPB via email late Tuesday.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

An Oregon State University student was arrested Monday for slapping racist bumper stickers on the cars of social activists. The incident has upset many in the Corvallis community. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Laskey, who served more than 11 years in federal prison for a racially motivated attack on Eugene's largest synagogue, was arrested on Saturday in connection with a stabbing at a mobile home park in Creswell.

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Eugene Police say they now have a composite rendering of an at-large suspect in three cold case murders. As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, authorities – and grieving relatives – hope the breakthrough leads to an arrest.

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Activists against human trafficking in the Eugene-Springfield area are holding a series of events this month to spread awareness of the problem. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board.

The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

Jan 8, 2018

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

In Oregon, the dismissal prompted both celebration and deep dismay.

The case stemmed from a 2014 standoff between members of the Bundy family, fellow ranchers, armed milita and the Bureau of Land Management.

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Beginning January 1st, drivers are allowed to black out addresses on their registration card and proof of insurance.

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The holiday season brings gift cards, cash, packages, and other valuables to people’s mailboxes. Unfortunately that also brings mail thieves.

Devon Ashbridge / Lane County

Vandals on joyrides have done damage to a parking area at a popular Lane county park and officials are at their wits end.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Now-former Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns was officially honored today in a public ceremony.  As KLCC’s Bull reports, Kerns wraps up 34 years of service. 

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A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a case brought by 21 youths against the federal government over climate change. The Trump Administration is seeking to quash the case before it goes to trial.

Rachael McDonald

A group of young people suing President Trump will present their case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Monday. The 21 youth are suing the federal government over climate change.

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A former club captain for Rotary Club of Eugene Airport is accused of stealing $5,000 in raffle ticket proceeds last year.

Rachael McDonald

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments next month (December 11th) in the Trump Administration’s attempt to halt a climate lawsuit brought by a group of young people.

Eugene Police

The Eugene Police Auditor has wrapped up an investigation of sexual harassment claims against a police captain.

At nearly $3 million, Lincoln County has settled a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Bradley Thomas, who died while being held in the county jail two years ago. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Oregon taxpayers have been receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the IRS or Internal Revenue Service. KLCC’s Briana Friden has the story.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene’s ban on dogs in the downtown core expires Wednesday (November 1st). 

City of Springfield

Springfield voters are considering whether to renew a public safety levy in the November 7th special election. The levy was originally approved by voters in 2006 and it funds the city’s jail.

Springfield Police Department

Police have arrested a Springfield man connected to a fake bomb scare earlier this month.  

The Hood River County District Attorney’s Office filed charges Thursday against the teenage suspect in the Eagle Creek Fire investigation. The 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly starting the blaze.

The teenager allegedly lobbed a firecracker down a canyon, igniting the fire that torched more than 48,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge. The Eagle Creek Fire forced hundreds of area residents to evacuate and caused school delays and businesses to shut down.

The Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Oregon was awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds will be used to expand services throughout Lane County.

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