Crime & Law

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
Email: coldcase@clark.wa.gov]

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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.
Credit RickSteves.com

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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Crime & Law
12:06 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

UO President's Review Panel Hears Student Input On Sexual Misconduct

President's Review Panel listens to students' input.
Credit Amanda Butt

Tuesday night, the University of Oregon President's Review Panel met to hear students' perspectives and ideas of how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on campus.

More than three dozen students filled the Global Scholars Great Hall on campus to voice their thoughts at the second of two listening sessions Tuesday. Senior Chloe France:

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Addressing Sexual Assault - From Institutional Betrayal To Institutional Courage

Meeting Date: Friday. October 3rd, 2014

Air Date: Monday. October 6th, 2014

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Crime & Law
1:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Police Seek Help Locating Stolen Painting

The boy in front of the painting is not part of the piece. this was the only picture the owner had available.
Credit Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department is asking the public for any information about a stolen painting. Between May and August, a person purchased a painting from a Eugene second-hand store. It had been stolen in a burglary from a residence in West Eugene. The painting features a Vietnam countryside and according to the victim; it is a quilt-style.  

EPD is not looking for the suspect, as he has already been arrested. The store and the purchaser would be considered victims also. Anyone with any information on the piece is asked to contact EPD.

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Security Forum
12:45 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Forum To Address Homeland Security

Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner (right) with Dr. Ronald Graham, director of Criminal Justice at Northwest Christian University.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A panel of experts on counter-terrorism and intelligence will be sharing their knowledge this week at a forum on Homeland Defense and Security.

Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner will moderate the forum.  He says it's an opportunity for people to learn more from law enforcement about how they deal with terrorist threats.

Turner: "Everything from cyber issues that all of us face to more tacit, on-the-ground type thing, where, you know, suspicious package. We'll take 'em all on. And it ends up being a nice, comfortable place to air some of those concerns."

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden On Privacy And The Digital Age

Meeting Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Air Date: Monday, September 29th, 2014

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden discusses privacy in the digital age.

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Law Enforcement
10:48 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Eugene Police Using Body Cameras To Record Interactions

When citizens and law enforcement encounter situations when there are no witnesses around, the judicial system is left with a "he said-she said" situation. New technology can help with that: body cameras. Use of the cameras has been growing nationally and the Eugene Police Department is leading the trend locally.

The Register-Guard reports 18 officers are currently using body cameras. A California study shows when officers were equipped with cameras, there was a 60 percent drop in complaints about the officer's use of force.

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Crime & Law
1:25 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Lane County Sheriff Warns of Mail Thefts

The Lane County Sheriff's office has received multiple reports of recent mail theft. Sergeant Carrie Carver says the thefts have been widespread throughout the county.

Carver: "A lot of times you don't even know if you are the victim of mail theft. Somebody can just come along and take items out of your mailbox, which is really particularly scary, but it can result in the loss of money, potential identity theft and that can be really costly and frustrating and time-consuming."

Carver says people can reduce their risk of being the victim of mail theft.

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