Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Diane Dietz

Last week's violent shootings in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota have provoked strong emotions nationwide. Here, in Eugene, a community reacted.

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This week, the U.S. Supreme court ruled 6 to 2 that a person convicted of misdemeanor reckless domestic assault can be restricted from gun ownership. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the decision will impact every Oregon county. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates the presence of a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by more than 500 percent. Nearly half of Oregon counties see at least one murder by an intimate partner each year. More often than not, victims...

Sheldon High School Detached Classroom Severely Damaged

Jun 28, 2016
Henry D. Sheldon High School


Eugene fire and police departments are investigating after a mysterious fire started at Sheldon High School last night. Lance Lighty with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department said the fire caused severe damage to one modular classroom. “There's two modular buildings connected by a wood deck, about 20 feet apart from each other," said Lighty. "Then they sat behind the gym, about 10 feet off the gym. And again there was no damage to the other modular or the main part of the school.”...

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In response to media requests, the Eugene Police Department released how much it cost to provide security for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when he campaigned in the city last month.

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A vigil is planned Tuesday night in Cottage Grove for a young gay man who was beat up Saturday night. The community is also coming together in solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando.

A gay nightclub in central Florida is now the scene of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The tragedy sent shock waves across the nation. Sunday afternoon, patrons of Eugene's only gay bar shared their grief. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke with the co-founder of The Wayward Lamb.

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Sheldon High School was on lockdown for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon.

Graffiti Symbol Popping Up All Over Eugene

Jun 8, 2016
Desmond O'Boyle

A mysterious graffiti symbol is appearing all over Eugene. The large circle has two lines inside. The tag first appeared near the University of Oregon.

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A self-proclaimed reporter with links to the Malheur Refuge occupation was arrested Friday by the FBI on weapons charges. Michael Ray Emry made his initial appearance in Federal Court in Eugene today (Monday). Michael Emry entered the courtroom in shackles. Magistrate Judge Jolie Russo asked if he wished to accept a court appointed public defender. Emry nodded and then mumbled ‘yes.’ The defendant is charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun that is not registered to him and unlawful...

Rachael McDonald

Eugene Police will have extra officers on patrol when Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump comes to Eugene Friday.

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