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Former University of Oregon law student killed in Norway tragedy

Kjersti Berg Sand is confirmed as one of the 76 people killed in the July 22 attacks in Norway.

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Eugene police swarm Ferry Street late Saturday night

Eugene’s Ferry Street was crowded with police Saturday night as a variety of loud parties lead to a car being stolen and a high-speed pursuit around the University neighborhood. Witnesses say that one police car was stationed outside one of the houses for at least an hour before more police …

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Oregon government restructures higher education bureaucracy

During the 2011 legislative session, Oregon passed some key bills that will change the face of education in Oregon. Such bills as Senate Bills 242 and 909 provide new approaches to aspects of funding and planning, while the creation and extension of a number of specific task forces and smaller bills go into changes on a smaller scale.

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Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris suspended from team indefinitely

University junior-to-be Harris was indefinitely suspended from the program Wednesday by team officials after being cited for driving 118 mph with a suspended license.

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Oregon House of Representatives passes bill for sworn campus police agency

The Oregon House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 405 Tuesday, which would give Oregon University System schools the opportunity to institute fully sworn police agencies.

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One in five drivers would fail driving test, survey says

A recent GMAC Insurance survey, which analyzed simulated knowledge tests responses from 5,130 participants from all 50 states, revealed that nearly one in every five drivers, nearly 36.9 million American drivers nationwide, would not pass a driver knowledge test if they took it today.

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Campus Policing Initiative bill moves to Oregon House floor

The Oregon House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 405, the legislation which would authorize the University to form a police department, to the full House with no new amendments and a “do pass” recommendation.

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Home invasion robbery near campus sparks Eugene Police investigation

Eugene police are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred at the home of a University student along 17th Avenue near Hilyard Street shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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University, law enforcement prepare for campus shooting scenario

Campus shootings have become an increasing risk in recent years. They can happen at anytime, without warning, often resulting in significant loss of life. Because of this, the University and community law enforcement work constantly to prepare for these sorts of scenarios.

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Eugene leads state in pedestrian fatalities, study shows

Eugene and Springfield streets are more dangerous for pedestrians than anywhere else in Oregon, according to a report released by Transportation for America, a national transportation advocacy group.

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Campus ticket could send LTD screamer to jail

After the Department of Public Safety cited John Brewster for trespassing Sunday, he may be facing jail time.

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SSDP screening of ‘Busted’ educates students on interactions with law enforcement

Students for Sensible Drug Policy hosted a screening of the film ‘Busted’ Monday night in the EMU Multicultural Center. The film is designed to help people know and exercise their legal rights during encounters with law enforcement.

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The Weekend Police Blotter, May 20–22

This week’s round-up of the weekend’s 911 calls includes a 10-woman brawl at Ducks Village and a spontaneous and confusing car chase.

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University of Oregon DPS plans for potential transition to police force

As Senate Bill 405 winds its way toward becoming law, the University Department of Public Safety has begun making plans for its potential implementation.

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Gang violence on the rise in Eugene

Reports of gang-related violence surprised the campus community last month, and though arrests have been made in relation to those incidents, they were only a microcosm of gang activity and gang-related violence in Eugene.

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Department of Public Safety finds University of Oregon’s campus crime on the rise

From sexual assaults to potential gang violence to thefts, crime is on the rise on the University campus, according to statistics released by the Department of Public Safety.

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University students testify for, against Campus Policing Initiative at state Capitol

A packed meeting room in the Oregon State Capitol played host to friends and foes of Senate Bill 405, the proposed statute authorizing the creation of a University police force, as the House Judiciary Committee held public testimony on the bill Tuesday.

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University leaders push for change in addressing sexual misconduct

New measures to address sexual misconduct are planned to better hold perpetrators accountable and address the needs of survivors.

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Surviving, moving on from date rape easier said than done

With nine reported sex offenses in 2009, the University is no stranger to sexual violence. Yet, figures do little to expose the true magnitude of acquaintance rape on college campuses, as it is one of the most underreported types of sexual assault.

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Suspected gas leak brings Eugene Fire Department to Sigma Chi Saturday

Fraternity house residents believed they smelled natural gas and called the fire department’s nonemergency line, but no leak was ever found.

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Fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen defined by his devotion

The 12-year department veteran was memorialized April 29 at Matthew Knight Arena, one week after being fatally shot during a routine traffic stop.

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University student arrested for damage to OSU field

Courtest of Portland Tribune Oregon State Police have arrested one individual in connection to a post-Civil War game incident that involved a shirt being set ablaze at Reser Stadium last Saturday in Corvallis. The man arrested has been identified as 20-year-old Joshua David Britton. OSP Lieutenant Gregg Hastings said that …

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Crowd Management Services aid DPS and police at large venues

A common scene at many University athletic events, including Thursday night’s football game at Autzen Stadium, is teams of blue-shirted security staff checking tickets, scanning student identifications and searching bags for contraband like alcohol, weapons and drugs. In extreme instances, these “blue shirts” can be found going through the stands …

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Suspicious package in Chapman determined ‘not a threat’

Ivar Vong Chapman Hall reopened at 10 a.m. after police officials determined that a suspicious package found in the building was not a threat. The Eugene Metro Bomb Squad left the area at 9:30 a.m., and soon after, the street was opened back up to normal traffic. The University sent …

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Suspicious package in Chapman determined 'not a threat'

Ivar Vong Chapman Hall reopened at 10 a.m. after police officials determined that a suspicious package found in the building was not a threat. The Eugene Metro Bomb Squad left the area at 9:30 a.m., and soon after, the street was opened back up to normal traffic. The University sent …

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Bomb squad closes Chapman Hall because of suspicious box

Ivar Vong A police bomb squad rushed to the scene of a suspicious package discovered inside Chapman Hall early Thursday morning. Department Public Safety first responded to the incident at approximately 6:30 a.m. and proceeded to create a security perimeter around portions of East 13th Avenue and the adjacent Johnson …

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Unpaid parking tickets low on list of reasons behind towed cars

City of Eugene officials confirmed it: Of the thousands of vehicles that the city towed last year, only a miniscule fraction of these towing jobs were a result of unpaid parking tickets. However, officials expect that number to dwindle even more because of recent upgrades on parking meters, which allow …

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2010 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report finds overall decrease in campus violent crime

Named after the late Jeanne Clery, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, is a federal statute that mandates all universities and colleges that receive any federal financial aid must publish a report detailing on-campus and near-campus crime statistics. Clery was …

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Eugene Fire Department drills to prepare in event of fire

Nick Cote Last Wednesday at 8 a.m., the garage doors of Eugene’s Fire Station 13 flew up. A red fire engine roared out the driveway with its flashers blazing, and an onboard crew prepped for action. This was no reason for alarm, however, because after pulling out of the driveway …

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Eugene Fire Department sent to give medical attention to unconscious student in Friendly Hall

A Eugene Fire Department truck responded to a medical emergency involving an unconscious student Monday in Friendly Hall. The unidentified male student reportedly was knocked out as he ran down a staircase between the first and second stories of Friendly and struck his head on an overhang. The early-morning incident …

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