Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

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Yesterday [Thursday], the Senate voted against expanding background checks for gun purchases – one day after the latest mass shooting that left 14 people dead in San Bernadino, California.

Thursday's 50-to-47 vote underscored the political gridlock over gun control in Washington.

The measure would have required background checks for all gun purchases online and at gun shows.

Oregon's U-S Representative Peter Defazio says in the last Congress, the Senate came very close to closing gun show loopholes and tightening background checks but failed.

Over the Thanksgiving break, someone broke into the South Umpqua High School band room in tiny Myrtle Creek and stole several expensive instruments. --This just a couple weeks before their holiday concert.

The theft could have meant catastrophe for the budding musicians of this high school band. Two tenor saxophones, five flutes and two guitars were stolen. Some belonged to the school Others were owned by students.

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On the heels of the Paris attacks, many people are feeling nervous about attending large events. We checked in with the University of Oregon's Department of Public Safety.

Family members had the opportunity Tuesday night to speak out against the shooting of Captain Brian Babb. The Army veteran was shot and killed by Eugene Police on March 30th. More from a meeting of the Eugene Civilian Review Board.

Umpqua Community College

An armed sheriff's deputy will be on patrol at Umpqua Community College as soon as Monday. The school in Roseburg is beefing up security after the mass shooting that left 10 people dead on October 1st.

Lane Community College

Lane Community College President Mary Spilde and others from LCC went to Umpqua Community College after the October 1st shooting to help.

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There's a town hall meeting Thursday evening in Eugene to talk about gun violence. Lane Community College Board Chair Tony McCown is hosting the event. He was at Thurston High School when Kip Kinkle opened fire in 1998, killing two students.

Ceasefire Oregon Executive Director Penny Okamoto will be at the Town Hall, along with elected officials.
The meeting is at the First Christian Church beginning at 6 p.m.
 

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene Civilian Review Board found Tuesday that an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a veteran was justified. Brian Babb was shot and killed by a Eugene Police officer responding to a 911 call on March 30th.

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Homeless people and their advocates gathered Monday evening at the Eugene Free Speech Plaza. They're asking the City Council to lift its camping ban.

Craig's List

A woman who was arrested by Eugene Police earlier this month says her dog died while she was in jail.  The homeless woman had left her dog in her car while riding her bike to a donut shop, according to a posting on Craig's List.

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