Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

US Coast Guard Seeks Persistent Hoax Caller

Dec 16, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard

During the past year, the US Coast Guard has faced a persistent problem in their rescue work in the Pacific Northwest. Someone keeps making fake distress calls, sending Coast Guard personnel out on expensive, illegal, wild goose chases.

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Corvallis’ community service court is nearing its third month.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the city’s municipal judge is pleased with it so far.

Rachael McDonald

A three judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit brought by two young people against the state over climate change. this is a case related to a federal climate lawsuit that’s also underway.

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Complacency and fear of retaliation are keeping victims from reporting gender discrimination and sexual harassment in wildland fire management.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports that’s the gist of a new report released this week. 

Democratic Party of Lane County

A former Lane County Commissioner got a favorable ruling from the Oregon Supreme Court last month. Rob Handy sued Lane County in 2012 claiming 3 commissioners violated Oregon’s public meeting laws.

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Many Americans are wondering how the pending Trump administration will eventually address immigration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on where some Oregon cities stand. 

Stephanie Keith / Reuters

A Eugene law firm is suing law enforcement agencies and the North Dakota County where thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are camped in protest of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The class action suit claims excessive force by police against peaceful protesters.

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to continue with a trial set for February for the defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

It follows a trial earlier this year where a jury surprised many and found the occupation’s leaders, brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five others, not guilty.

The second trial is set to begin at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Feb. 14.

Flickr.com's Billie Grace Ward

Eugene police are using “bait bikes” to catch bicycle thieves in the act.  Last week, two men were arrested after they made off with bikes being monitored by officers. 

K. Dunne

Oregon’s Attorney General is urging residents to call in hate crimes to authorities.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this follows a rash of incidents after the election.

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