A new safety tip line has been launched for Oregon public schools, to report possible or actual threats against students. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Oregon State Police announced “SafeOregon” this week.
Law enforcement personnel all over Oregon are participating in “saturation” patrols for intoxicated drivers. The City of Eugene is trying to make it easier for people out drinking downtown to get taxis so they’re not getting behind the wheel.
Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty. Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.
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.