Crime, Law & Justice

Crime, Law & Justice

Rachael McDonald

A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Trump Administration’s attempts to quash a trial over climate change.

Eugene Police Department

The fifth armed robbery in nearly as many days has been reported in Eugene.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Four separate armed robberies were committed in Eugene between last Friday morning and Saturday night.

Springfield School District

Springfield Police say a sexual abuse case involving the late principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics and a now-former student is closed.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Documents show a decade-long pattern of sexual abuse, grooming, and stalking by the late principal of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics towards a now-former student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

The City of Eugene has selected three finalists for its new Police Chief. Community members can meet the finalists at a forum in March.

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Normally a fundraiser for a Boys and Girls Club is well-received. But one in Florence is firing up controversy, as the grand prize for a raffle is a 9mm handgun. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A Thurston High School student’s idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the boy claimed via Snapchat to be a school shooter.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Protesters gathered outside the Eugene federal courthouse today to denounce the latest school shootings and NRA lobbying efforts against gun control. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Teen Sentenced For Starting Eagle Creek Fire

Feb 16, 2018
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The 15 year old boy charged with lobbing a firecracker into a canyon and igniting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer plead guilty in juvenile court Friday.

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene Police have a new tool in their efforts to help addicts in crisis: the drug naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Oregon State University student facing multiple charges from allegedly slapping racist stickers on cars is out of jail…and banned from campus. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more on the case of Andrew Oswalt.

Our Children's Trust

The 21 young people who are suing the federal government over climate change are waiting for an appeals court to rule on whether their case can go forward. Today, [Monday] would have been their first day in Eugene Federal Court in the lawsuit.

Peter Thurston / Luper Pioneer Cemetery Inc.

Lane County authorities want tips on who may have vandalized the Luper Pioneer Cemetery…again. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams told the state's top politicians and law enforcement officials Friday that there's more cannabis being produced in the state than can legally be consumed.

"And make no mistake about it, we're going to do something," Williams told dozens of politicians, tribal leaders, sheriffs as well as representatives of the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Oregon District Attorney's Association announced Tuesday it's backing away from a campaign to change the state's Constitution and require unanimous juries.

Less than three weeks ago, the organization that represents the state's 36 elected prosecutors said it wanted to play a leadership role in doing away with a system many see as rooted in racism and discrimination.

"At this time, we do not have plans to pursue a ballot measure for 2018 or 2020," Tim Colahan, executive director of ODAA, told OPB via email late Tuesday.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

An Oregon State University student was arrested Monday for slapping racist bumper stickers on the cars of social activists. The incident has upset many in the Corvallis community. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Laskey, who served more than 11 years in federal prison for a racially motivated attack on Eugene's largest synagogue, was arrested on Saturday in connection with a stabbing at a mobile home park in Creswell.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene Police say they now have a composite rendering of an at-large suspect in three cold case murders. As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, authorities – and grieving relatives – hope the breakthrough leads to an arrest.

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Activists against human trafficking in the Eugene-Springfield area are holding a series of events this month to spread awareness of the problem. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board.

The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

Jan 8, 2018

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

In Oregon, the dismissal prompted both celebration and deep dismay.

The case stemmed from a 2014 standoff between members of the Bundy family, fellow ranchers, armed milita and the Bureau of Land Management.

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Beginning January 1st, drivers are allowed to black out addresses on their registration card and proof of insurance.

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The holiday season brings gift cards, cash, packages, and other valuables to people’s mailboxes. Unfortunately that also brings mail thieves.

Devon Ashbridge / Lane County

Vandals on joyrides have done damage to a parking area at a popular Lane county park and officials are at their wits end.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Now-former Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns was officially honored today in a public ceremony.  As KLCC’s Bull reports, Kerns wraps up 34 years of service. 

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A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a case brought by 21 youths against the federal government over climate change. The Trump Administration is seeking to quash the case before it goes to trial.

Rachael McDonald

A group of young people suing President Trump will present their case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Monday. The 21 youth are suing the federal government over climate change.

Former Rotary Club Captain Arrested for Theft

Nov 28, 2017
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A former club captain for Rotary Club of Eugene Airport is accused of stealing $5,000 in raffle ticket proceeds last year.

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