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Nearly 30 overdoses, 0 deaths: Local response to opioid crisis

In a three-day period between Friday, Sept. 21 and Monday Sept. 24, there were 23 opiate-related overdoses reported in the Eugene-Springfield area. According to The Register Guard, 16 of the victims were treated with Narcan, a brand of the drug Nalaxone,  which is commonly used to reverse the effects of …

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How local police test for non-alcohol DUIIs

One evening in late September, a man driving near Junction City, Oregon, was pulled over by a state trooper for committing a traffic violation and shortly thereafter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was then taken about 15 miles south to the Lane County …

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[Updated]: Eugene Police locate, take 17-year-old shooting suspect into custody

Update at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26:  Police arrested a 17-year-old boy shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday after he allegedly fired shots on Bailey Lane near Monroe Middle School earlier that morning, hitting another 17-year-old male, according to a press release from the Eugene Police Department. The victim is …

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Phishing scam targets UO email addresses

A phishing scam is targeting University of Oregon email accounts, and the university’s information services department services is advising that students do not click on emails that state “unable to display this message.” The emails appear to be sent by other UO students with a message that cannot be displayed …

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Controversial mural in Knight Library vandalized, library staff say

A controversial Knight Library mural that students petitioned to take down last winter was vandalized, library employees say. Library staff are not sure when the vandalism occurred but suspect that it happened sometime between the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 22 and the morning of Thursday, Aug. 23. They are also …

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[Updated] UOPD and EPD release body camera footage of KWVA radio station incident

Update at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, July 27: Newly released body camera footage from the Eugene Police Department shows the moments on the night of May 11 when EPD officers drew guns on a KWVA student-DJ Sterling Baraquio and ordered him to the ground during their search for a trespassing …

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New distracted driving laws mean multiple offenses result in ‘elevated sanctions’

This summer, you may want to think twice before you pull out your phone during that long road trip or quick drive down the freeway. As of July 1, distracted driving fines will begin to add up and could even result in jail time for drivers who violate the law …

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Frosting on the (Cup) Cake: The Cupcake Girls see success and support at Eugene Emeralds game

At the July 3 Eugene Emeralds game, people walked the concourse with the usual staples — ketchup covered hot dogs, fries and something new: bright pink cupcakes. The cupcakes are staples of a new nonprofit in Lane County known as The Cupcake Girls. The cupcakes are from the table covered …

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Portland sex worker advocacy nonprofit The Cupcake Girls to throw first pitch at Emerald’s game on July 3

The Cupcake Girls, a nonprofit focused on rights and advocacy for adult entertainers and sex workers in Las Vegas and Portland, is coming to Lane County. Members of The Cupcake Girls will throw out the first pitch at the Eugene Emeralds baseball game at 7:05 p.m. on July 3 at …

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Eugene’s new Chief of Police will make community outreach a priority

Eugene’ Chief of Police Chris Skinner met with members of the public at Killer Burger in downtown Eugene on Friday afternoon. The event, which was referred to as a “Meat and Greet,” provided an opportunity for the public to converse with Skinner as well as numerous other members of the …

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Suspect shot in altercation with police after allegedly breaking into a house and stabbing a man

Eugene police shot an armed man after he allegedly broke into a house and stabbed an occupant to death early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Eugene Police department. David Justo Duran, 32, is the suspect in the case, the Register-Guard reports. Duran was released from prison …

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“Not in our town”: Eugene community pushes back against recent hate crime

When southwest Eugene residents awoke Wednesday morning, April 25, they found their neighborhood vandalized with swastikas and symbols of white supremacy. Overnight, the hateful messages were spray-painted across sidewalks, signs, trees and garbage cans. The vandalism reached the south edge of Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, where the words “white …

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Two UO students victims of recent crimes near campus

Update at 1:55 p.m.: University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent an email to campus earlier this afternoon addressing these incidents. “There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students,” Schill wrote. “We are writing to share information about the steps we are taking to address off-campus safety, …

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Here’s a map of all the reported robberies near campus

A total of eight robberies near the University of Oregon campus have been reported in the last two weeks. The Emerald collected data on all the robberies reported to the University of Oregon Police Department between March 3 and March 17, and Emerald photo editor Adam Eberhart created a map …

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UOPD urges students to report robberies as unreported incidents circulate on social media

After seven robberies in the last two weeks near the University of Oregon campus, students are taking to social media to report even more incidents and to question why police aren’t sending out more alerts to warn people about the crime spree. One of the complaints came from Taylor Holman, …

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Another student robbed last Sunday

On March 11, a male University of Oregon student was robbed on Hilyard Street south of East 13th Avenue, according to a UO campus crime alert. The student reported the incident to the Eugene Police Department on March 13. This incident is the sixth armed robbery near the University of …

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Yelling man arrested near EMU amphitheater

University of Oregon Police arrested a man in front of the EMU after receiving a call of a disorderly subject at around 2 p.m. today, according to police. The man, Edir Benali, 32, was taken into custody after he attempted to place his hands on UOPD Sgt. Scott Geeting. Benali …

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Monday bomb threat at UO determined to be not credible

The University of Oregon Police Department sent a campus-wide email Monday afternoon saying someone had sent an email about a bomb threat at the UO. The email from UOPD said that within the same day, police determined the threat was not credible and there was no danger to the campus …

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Woman robbed at gunpoint near campus Thursday morning

Early this morning, another armed robbery occurred near the University of Oregon. At 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman, 21, was approached by a man on Hilyard Street near East 15th Avenue. The man robbed her of her cash after threatening her with a gun, according to the Eugene Police …

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Pictures released of suspects from three armed robberies last weekend

Pictures have been released from the three armed robberies that occurred this weekend. Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate was robbed on Monday evening at 9:27 p.m. On March 2 at 11:45 p.m., the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue was robbed. The Subway on …

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UO student charged with sexual abuse

A University of Oregon international student is facing charges for allegedly raping a female student in October, according to court documents. The defendant, Kelvin Hernandez-Mendoza, 25, a Honduran citizen, studied computer and information science at UO. The alleged sexual assault happened on Oct. 1, when Hernandez-Mendoza invited the victim to …

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Student robbed at gunpoint near campus this morning

A student said she was robbed at gunpoint this morning around 3:00 a.m. near East 16th Ave. and Hillyard Street, according to a campus crime alert. Based on the information she provided to Eugene Police, the suspect is described as a “black male in his mid-20s, with a heavy build, …

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School shooting threats hit Corvallis and Oregon, but not Eugene

A former Oregon State University student was arrested Tuesday after he had tweeted violent threats including, “Oregon State University campus going to get shot up.” A report by the Oregonian found that this was one of at least six arrests for threats of violence or shooting in Oregon since the …

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Dutch Bros on West 11th Ave. robbed at gunpoint Friday

Dutch Brothers Coffee on West 11th Avenue and Chambers Street was robbed at gunpoint around 7 p.m. on Friday, and police are searching for the robber who ran from the drive-through window with the cash. Multiple police units and a K-9 unit have not found the reported 20- to 30-year-old …

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[Updated] Eugene Police arrest UO student on extortion charges following threatening note at The Hub

Update Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Browning is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying mathematics and computer science.  Eugene Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ray Browning Thursday evening on charges of extortion after he allegedly placed a threatening note on the windshield of a resident of The Hub. According …

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Hit-and-run victims recover from injury without a sense of justice

After the car struck them, Sarah Oldham’s first concern was knowing whether she could still use her legs; Emma Hill’s was to wait for help because she knew her arm was broken. The car, honking, its passengers shouting, drove away before the two students could glimpse its license plate. On …

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Why UOPD did not alert students of a possible armed suspect near campus Sunday morning

Students were not alerted of a possible armed suspect in a pickup truck within a block of campus early Sunday morning. Although there was determined to be no threat after police arrived at the truck, some students wondered why there was no initial UO Alert text. UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that …

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Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 129 percent in two years

With President Trump labeling the opioid epidemic sweeping the country as a “national public health emergency,” the effects of the epidemic in Lane County are visible in a couple ways. Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 68.2 percent between 2016 and 2017. A reported 328 individuals were …

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Breaking: Report of armed suspect on Kincaid and E. 13th Ave.

Early Sunday morning, Eugene Police Department and UOPD responded to a call of a reported armed suspect inside a black pickup truck. EPD and UOPD stopped the truck on Kincaid St. between E. 13th Ave. and E. 14th Ave. near Taylor’s Bar & Grill. UOPD Sergeant Jared Davis said the …

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Parents offer reward following hit-and-run on Sunday that injured two UO students

A hit-and-run on Sunday that left two 19-year-old women injured has caused their parents to seek help finding the suspect. They are offering a $1,000 reward. The two women, UO students Emma Hill and Sarah Oldham were walking home on Sunday at 1:15 a.m. when they were struck by a …

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