Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice


Oregon’s Assistant Attorney General testified before Congress Tuesday about combating pharmaceutical fraud and opioid abuse. He told the US Senate Finance Committee, Oregon was the first governmental entity in the country to settle with a pharmaceutical company over allegations they deceptively promoted a powerful opioid for off-label uses. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports.

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for a man who reportedly jumped off the Yaquina Bay Bridge Monday morning. Two witnesses told Newport Police they saw the man on the east side, center span where he leaned over the bridge rail and then went over.

Oregon Audited

A recent audit by the Secretary of State’s office finds transition programs for female youth in state custody lag behind those available to males. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the unequal service is a problem for county juvenile departments and the Oregon Youth Authority.

Rachael McDonald

Workers with Eugene’s Parks department are erecting fences this week under the freeway bridges that reach across Washington Jefferson Park.

David Fry implored law enforcement to shout “hallelujah” as he turned himself in to FBI agents the morning of Feb. 11. Audio of the final moments before Fry went into FBI custody shows agents fulfilling his request, letting out what sound like relieved "hallelujahs".

Fry’s surrender effectively ended the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon and weeks of uncertainty for the citizens of Harney County.

Cliven Bundy Denied Bail At Hearing

Feb 16, 2016

A federal judge in Portland denied bail for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy at a hearing Tuesday.

Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart agreed with prosecutors that Bundy posed a flight risk, is a danger to the community, and should be held in jail while awaiting trial.

"I agree with the government, if he's released and goes back to his ranch that will be the last the court will see of him," Stewart said.

Salem-based attorney Noel Grefenson represented Bundy, and said he would appeal the judge's decision.

FBI Allows Media First Look At Malheur Refuge

Feb 12, 2016
Conrad Wilson / OPB

The FBI has started processing the crime scene at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.  It could be several months before the refuge is reopened. The police presence at the refuge is still significant.

After 41 days, the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge concluded when the last four militants surrendered to the FBI. Reactions to the occupiers’ every move came in real time online as negotiations streamed live.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Jail has more than doubled its capacity since voters approved a public safety levy in May of 2013. An additional 20 local beds were recently made available.


The attorneys for Ammon Bundy, could potentially be violating Oregon State Bar guidelines.