Crime & Law

Crime & Law
8:56 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Police On Patrol During Oregon's Civil War Game

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu makes a big play against Brandin Cooks in last year's Civil War.
Credit Eric Evans /

The combination of Thanksgiving travel and the Civil War football Game has Oregon police and sheriffs on alert for impaired drivers through the weekend.

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers face off in the 118th Civil War game at Reser Stadium in Corvallis Saturday.

Undersheriff Greg Ridler is with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. He says police will be on DUII Saturation patrol looking for impaired drivers who are traveling to and from the Civil War Game. He says more folks will be on the road for Thanksgiving festivities as well.

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Lincoln County
1:30 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Newport Groups File Lawsuit Against Coast Guard


Newport's search and rescue Coast Guard air facility is scheduled to cease operations December 15th. Tuesday morning, four groups filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Eugene to try to stop the closure.

In the lawsuit, the Newport Fishermen's Wives, along with the City of Newport, Lincoln County, and the Port of Newport allege the Coast Guard failed to follow the legal process required to decommission a facility. They claim the Coast Guard has not adequately assessed impacts to public and environmental safety. Ginny Goblirsch is with the Newport Fishermen's Wives.

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Race Relations
11:48 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Lane NAACP Head Speaks Out on Michael Brown Shooting

Eric Richardson, President, Lane County NAACP

KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke Tuesday with Eric Richardson.  He asked the Lane County NAACP president his reaction to the decision not to indict the white policeman who fatally shot an African-American youth in Ferguson, Missouri.  What did Richardson think we should take away from the Grand Jury's position?

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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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