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Controversial ordinance could close Kesey Square at night to force out homeless people

Eugene Police Department proposed an ordinance at the May 27 City Council meeting that would close Kesey Square between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, to reduce vandalism. After another public comment session on June 9th, the council hasn’t made a decision yet. Kesey Square, technically named Broadway Plaza, is located at the …

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Street harassment is everywhere, yet no one talks about it

The term “street harassment” might elicit a blank look from both men and women. Most men think of catcalling as something that doesn’t happen anymore or here. Most women say it hardly ever happens — only once a day. Public sexual harassment includes yelling from cars, groping, gesturing, commenting on certain body parts or suggesting sexual acts. Women …

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Women’s self-defense classes boost confidence as well as safety

Even a woman who is weaker, shorter and lighter than a potential attacker can protect herself, according to local women’s self-defense advocates. Women who learn self-defense not only fend off assaults, but prevent assaults from happening in the first place. Even athletes find that the classes make them more confident …

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Recap: Altman will return to Oregon men’s basketball, Dotson, Artis and Austin will not

Following the Eugene Police Department’s release of a report detailing the alleged rape of a University of Oregon student by three members of the men’s basketball team, President Michael Gottfredson announced on May 9 that Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin “will not play basketball at Oregon again.” Dana …

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Johnson Hall rally continues for second day in protest of Oregon administration transparency in sexual assault case

Protestors supporting the UO Coalition To End Sexual Violence  gathered at Johnson Hall for the second day in a row to protest the University of Oregon’s lack of transparency surrounding the rape case involving men’s Basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. UO President Michael Gottfredson addressed the …

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Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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District attorney drops investigation of Oregon’s Damyean Dotson for forcible rape, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin named in report

Editor’s note: The report includes graphic details regarding the incident. Former Oregon basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were suspended from team activities following the release of a Eugene Police Department report detailing an alleged rape that involved the three men. For the full story, check out our topics …

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Tips for weekend partiers from the Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department sent out tips to host a responsible party for the upcoming weekend. According the release, the Eugene Police will be proactively working in the West and South university and downtown. EPD said that the closer students get to spring break, problems associated with alcohol tend to …

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One confirmed dead in Purdue University shooting

One person has been confirmed dead in a shooting on the Purdue University campus in West Lafeyette, Ind. on Tuesday. Police have taken one male into custody following reports of the shooting. One person was reportedly shot around noon in the university’s Electrical Engineering Building, according to WLFI-TV. The victim …

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Two University of Oregon students arrested for unruly gathering Friday

Two University of Oregon students were arrested for hosting an unruly gathering at 1127 Ferry street Friday night. Christopher Einar Larsen and Danny Escalante, both 21, were arrested on the grounds of prohibited noise, allowing minors to consume alcohol and hosting an unruly gathering. According to a press release issued …

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Freshman Oregon football recruit Tyree Robinson pleads not guilty to harassment charge

Freshman football player Tyree Robinson, 19, pleaded not guilty against a misdemeanor harassment charge earlier today. The charge stems from an incident earlier this month in which Robinson allegedly slapped a woman on the rear end in an attempt to get her to leave a house near campus. Robinson was …

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Burglary at UO journalism school’s Ghana compound results in $25,000 in stolen goods

Eight laptops. Five iPhones. Two cameras. Two backpacks. All told, students of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Media in Ghana program lost what they estimate adds up to approximately $25,000 in gear and cash last week when an unknown number of burglars broke into their compound …

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Two men arrested outside Burrito Boy

They said he tried to stab them with a knife. When Iris Becerra was walking to 7-11 in the adjacent parking lot for her break, she heard police sirens. Upon exiting the convenience store to head back to work, she saw a man running toward the taco shop where he …

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Sun’s out, guns out: UOPD will begin carrying firearms this summer

In the early morning hours, it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop on the University of Oregon campus. This is especially true during the summer, when the freshmen who usually inhabit the dorms are home for the summer and houses in surrounding residential areas are in-between renters. The …

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UO to ask Oregon State Board of Higher Education for permission to arm UOPD

After years of debate, the University of Oregon has decided to move forward with the decision to arm its campus police officers. As per an announcement released this morning, the UO has submitted a docket item to the Oregon University System, requesting permission from the Oregon State Board of Higher …

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Eugene Police in pursuit of reckless driver after crash at 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street

James Croft, a Western Oregon University student in town for the Prefontaine Classic, just wanted to go to bed when he saw his buddy’s van had been rear ended by a small, four-door sedan in front of the Hilyard House on the corner of 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Croft …

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Eugene man pleads not guilty to charges of sexually abusing UO international students

A Eugene man plead not guilty to charges of molesting two University of Oregon international students near campus and is scheduled to stand trial on April 30. Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Warren Mack is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of …

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UO student’s video responding to Steubenville rape case goes viral

@@all links [email protected]@In two days, University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal’[email protected]@[email protected]@ video — titled “A Neeeded Response” — has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and is receiving national attention for its pointed message in responding to the events of the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case in which two high school …

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Eight arrested at party early Sunday morning

Eugene police officers arrested eight people — including five University of Oregon students — early Sunday morning after responding to a noise complaint on East 18th Avenue between High and Mill Streets. Around 12:22 a.m., the Eugene Police Department — with the aid of an Oregon Liquor Control [email protected]@http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/pages/[email protected]@ officer …

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Crackdown: Eugene’s ordinance on unruly gatherings gives police a sharper axe

With the new social host ordinance taking effect on March 2 and activated beginning April 1, University of Oregon students will feel more pressure to control parties and illicit activities happening at their residence.

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Police apprehend traffic violator in chase outside New Max’s Tavern yesterday

Eugene Police arrested 23 year old Kevin Pieracci, the subject of a traffic violation induced police chase, outside of New Max’s Tavern on East 13th Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Friday night. The subject was originally stopped by an officer for what appeared to be an expired license plate on his …

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Only 10 students show at forum to discuss arming University of Oregon Police Department

The question of whether or not to have an armed police force on campus has dogged students, faculty, staff and community members for the past several years and could likely be decided by the Oregon state board of higher education this spring.

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Two killed, shooter dead at Clackamas Town Center; UO students, alumni present at time of shooting

At least two people were killed and up to 60 shots were fired at Clackamas Town Center outside of Portland Tuesday afternoon. A police spokesman, Lt. James Rhodes, announced that the shooter was also dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, bringing the total number of fatalities to three. On …

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Students assist in recovery of stolen laptop

Two students have been recognized by the University of Oregon Police Department after following a suspected thief and recovering a stolen laptop on campus. Robby Brown and Alana Rogers were studying at the Knight Library Sunday night when they saw what appeared to be a man stealing a laptop. The …

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Campus-area crime round-up on Dec. 2

Police responded to numerous calls around the University of Oregon campus between Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Police responded to a burglary call on Mill Street and three thefts, two of which were on Mill Alley on Saturday. Other calls include suspicious conditions and a report of a prowler. Here’s a …

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Courtside residents evacuated after apartment fire

Firetrucks arrived at the edge of campus Friday night in response to an apartment fire in the Courtside student apartment complex. At approximately 7 p.m., smoke alarms in the Villard Street complex were set off by a cooking fire in a fifth-floor apartment. Ashley Spann, a Courtside resident who called …

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Suspect in Hillsboro robbery may be enrolled in UO

The suspect in a Hillsboro home-invasion robbery and assault case is believed to be staying in the Eugene area and may be enrolled in the University of Oregon. Dylan Thomas Trotter, 20, is wanted on charges of robbery, burglary, assault and unlawful use of a [email protected]@checked [email protected]@ As of the …

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Campus-area crime round-up on Nov. 29

Eugene Police Department responded to a vehicle pedestrian accident on Kincaid Street, four calls of theft and five calls of criminal mischief around the University of Oregon campus today, in addition to other various crimes. Here’s the complete rundown of the calls: 1 vehicle pedestrian accident on Kincaid St. and …

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UO runner Molly Grabill released from hospital

Cross country and track runner, Molly Grabill,@@[email protected]@ was released from Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield this afternoon after suffering injuries in a car accident on Monday night, according to the University of Oregon. Ducks’ cross country spokesman Greg [email protected]@[email protected]@ said that Grabill had a broken jawbone and …

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Top news from around Eugene on Nov. 28

Today’s Weather: High — 48, 80 percent chance of rain; Low — 43 Big changes for Eugene’s minor league baseball team The Eugene Emeralds will debut redesigned uniforms and merchandise featuring Sasquatch as the new team logo. At a party hosted by Ninkasi Brewery Tuesday evening, the Eugene Emeralds unveiled a …

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