Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Holiday Packages are Attractive to Thieves

Dec 22, 2015
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The holiday gifts that arrive in the mail are tempting to thieves.
A Salem couple installed a camera on their porch after having six packages stolen. It worked—police caught two people taking off with the decoy box.

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As the winter vacation season begins, the Eugene Police Department is urging residents to protect their property while they're away.

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The fourth boy charged in Eugene's Civic Stadium fire was sentenced today (Wednesday.) As KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports, the juvenile took responsibility for his actions and must now follow the conditions of his probation.

DeFazio Reacts To Senate Background Check Vote

Dec 4, 2015
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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.

Rachael McDonald

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.

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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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The United States has five percent of the world's population, but twenty-five percent of its prison inmates.  The state of Oregon mirrors the national numbers.  Now, a bipartisan prison  reform movement is picking up steam and Oregon is playing a part.

Roseburg, Oregon, site of the recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, is a rural, conservative timber town in which firearms are a traditional part of the culture and gun rights are cherished.

In the wake of the shooting, calls for new gun laws were vigorously rejected by public officials and many residents. But some long-time members of the community feel there should be more emphasis on gun safety. 

Ian Campbell / Roseburg News-Review

Several events are planned this weekend to raise funds for people affected by the shootings at Umpqua Community College.  Some students organizing a benefit concert would like to see Snyder hall torn down.

Police Profiling: Oregon's Effort To Stop It

Oct 12, 2015

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Air Date: October 12, 2015

Responding at least in part to recent police shootings of minorities, Oregon’s Legislature earlier this year passed legislation directing law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies and procedures that prohibit profiling. The speakers will discuss the new law and its implementation.

Rachael McDonald

Over the weekend memorials were held for 4 of the 9 people killed in the shooting October 1st at Umpqua Community College.

Michael Sullivan, The News-Review

Rebecka Carnes, Quinn Cooper and Lucas Eibel were memorialized in separate services Saturday in Myrtle Creek and Roseburg.

Michael Sullivan, The News-Review

KLCC's Rachael McDonald talks with Desmond O'Boyle about her experience following President Barack Obama during his visit to Roseburg, Friday. Obama called for change and met with state dignitaries.

Rachael McDonald

President Barack Obama landed in Roseburg, Oregon this Friday afternoon to meet with families of the victims of last weeks shooting at Umpqua Community College.  Rachael McDonald is traveling with the White House Press Pool.

KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

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The 19 year-old who suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the shooting at Umpqua Community College last week is breathing on her own. Doctors spoke with reporters Thursday at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Springfield.

Hospital Confirms Chris Mintz Released

Oct 8, 2015
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One of the wounded victims of last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College has been released from the hospital.

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Memorials are planned this weekend for some of the people who were killed in last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College. Meanwhile, the community is raising money to help all the victims and their families.

Police Response To UCC Shooting Described

Oct 7, 2015
Jon Rosman / OPB News

The Douglas County DA has determined that the deadly force that officers used against the shooter at Umpqua Community College was justified.

Southern Oregon University

The campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland is closed Wednesday after a threatening note was found in a building on campus Tuesday evening.

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Two of the four Eugene boys charged with setting the fire that destroyed Civic Stadium made admissions to a judge today (Tuesday) in Lane County Juvenile Court. These two youth are also charged with arson for a dumpster fire outside a convenience store. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was in the courtroom and has this report.

John Rosman / OPB

The White House says President Obama will travel to Roseburg on Friday to meet privately with the families of people who died in last week’s shooting.

The politics surrounding gun violence began almost immediately after the tragedy at Umpqua Community College where 10 died and another nine were injured.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County District Attorney has found sheriff's deputies were justified in their use of deadly force in an incident last month that resulted in a suspect and deputy being shot and wounded.

UCC Campus Reopens in Roseburg

Oct 5, 2015
Chris Lehman

The college campus reopens in Roseburg where nine people were killed Thursday under attack by a gunman. The school has been closed since then. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman was there Monday morning.

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