Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown says jurors in the refuge occupation trial will hear from federal employees and see a video of a defendant chasing a "squirrel or mini groundhog."

In an extensive ruling issued Thursday, Brown laid out what disputed evidence and testimony would be allowed in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others accused of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Tiffany Eckert

The civil lawsuit brought by former Register-Guard newspaper reporter Serena Markstrom was dismissed in court Wednesday. The dismissal was based on a pre-trial motion finding destruction of evidence. The judgment was rendered just before jury deliberation.

Lane County

A jury trial brought by a former Register-Guard reporter against the paper for discrimination and wrongful termination is in its second week.  Jurors heard witnesses for the defense in Lane County Circuit Court.

Serena Markstrom

On Friday, Lawyers for former Register Guard reporter Serena Markstrom rested their discrimination case in Lane County Circuit Court.  KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert was there.

Lane County

Testimony in the discrimination case brought by former reporter Serena Markstrom against The Register-Guard newspaper continued Thursday with Serena Markstrom on the stand for most of the day. Additional witnesses for the prosecution are expected to appear on Friday. 

KLCC

Jury selection begins in Eugene Tuesday for the discrimination case brought by Serena Markstrom against The Register-Guard newspaper. Forty-eight prospective jurors will be whittled down to twelve, possibly by the end of the day.

In a pre-trial hearing this morning, Lane County Circuit Judge Josephine Mooney hashed out language for statements and instructions to jurors.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene Police are taking a new tack in their approach to public safety downtown. A community outreach team tries to help people.

Eugene Police Department Sees Increase in IRS Scam Calls

Aug 1, 2016
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The Eugene Police Department has received reports of scam calls, primarily targeting college-age and elderly people.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Ryan Bundy filed a series of court motions late Thursday, declaring himself a sovereign citizen who isn't subject to federal laws.

Bundy, who is representing himself in the conspiracy case against the refuge occupiers, declares himself an "idiot of the 'Legal Society'" and not subject to federal law, according to the documents.

Refuge Occupier Ryan Payne Pleads Guilty

Jul 20, 2016

Ryan Payne, one of the leaders of occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday pleaded guilty to conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs.

“I plead guilty, your honor,” Payne said to U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown on Tuesday.

Prosecutors dismissed a second charge against Payne, possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities.

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