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Two runaway girls have been returned to Eugene after police foiled what is being investigated as human trafficking.  As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the case has prompted law enforcement to educate communities on the red flags of abuse and exploitation.

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A trial in the civil lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Babb against the City of Eugene and a Eugene police officer started Tuesday in Federal Court. The Babb family is suing for $7.5 million in damages.

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A Springfield woman was briefly kidnapped from a Eugene parking lot Monday. 21-year-old Treasure Javan Marler-Liggins was later found, safe.

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Oregon’s Good Samaritan Law includes an aspect which has to do with drug overdose.  It provides immunity from drug charges and arrest when someone acts in good faith to save a life. To understand how the law impacts a community struggling with the opioid crisis, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert walked the downtown beat with a Eugene cop.

The No. 13 ranked University of Oregon football team is hosting Colorado for a rare Friday night game at Autzen stadium this week. 

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Crime reports have spiked around Lane Community College’s downtown Eugene campus. 

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Monday night, the Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to approve a new payroll tax.

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Local emergency first responders partnered with mental health and homeless advocates to build a temporary housing hut in downtown Eugene.  Police Chief Chris Skinner says this is an example of 21st century policing.

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Among other things, the Eugene area is known for bike theft, especially downtown.  The police department is working to keep this from happening.

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Eugene police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at around 4 A.M. Wednesday near the intersection of East 15th Avenue and Pearl Street.

Besides possibly saving your life, there is another reason for motorists to properly wear seatbelts: it’s the law. Over the next two weeks, area police departments will intensify enforcement campaigns. Federal funding will cover extra shifts and overtime so officers can conduct more intensive safety belt enforcement.

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A district official says students at Cascade Middle School in Eugene are still coping with the deadly force incident that happened outside its entrance two weeks ago. 

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Two Eugene police officers were justified in using deadly force against a parent outside Cascade Middle School two weeks ago, according to the Lane County District Attorney.

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While this time of year is known as the season of giving, for thieves, it’s the season of taking. The Eugene Police Department hopes residents won’t provide easy targets by leaving holiday packages sitting on doorsteps.

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A city official is responding to an FBI report showing Eugene has the highest number of hate crimes in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Under heavy police presence, about 15 homeless campers were evicted from the county-owned Butterfly lot in downtown Eugene Wednesday afternoon. The county cited health and safety issues as the reason for the abrupt action.

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Recent incidents of strangers stalking teens have Eugene Police asking for tips.

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A person caught drinking and driving can face jail time and the loss of license. But what about cannabis? Since Oregon legalized recreational pot in 2015, police have had to figure out how to determine impairment by the drug. In Eugene, it comes down to a cop’s trained perception.

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Recorded On: September 7, 2018

Air Date: September 10, 2018

Do you feel safe to walk downtown at night? Have you stopped going to dinner or a movie out of fear? Are you concerned about going to your car after work? Does the perception match the reality of the statistics? How have the business owners been impacted? Has the economic vitality and growth of Eugene been affected?

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Eugene’s Police Chief says residents and business owners need to find the courage to reclaim the downtown.

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On Labor Day just shy of 1:00 am, a man reported that his Chevy Tahoe had been ransacked in the 2800 block of Dry Creek Road. At least five other incidents have happened in the same neighborhood, according to Eugene Police.

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The city of Eugene has a new police chief.

Springfield Police have arrested two men suspected in the armed robbery of Lucky Lou’s video lottery deli last week.

Former Rotary Club Captain Arrested for Theft

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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.

Neighborhoods will be swarming with children tonight as they perform the annual ritual of trick or treating. Kids, parents, residents and motorists are encouraged to follow some Halloween safety tips.

It’s a school night, so kids are expected to be out early, walking along roadways and knocking on doors. Debbie Janecek supervises the Crime Prevention Unit with the Eugene Police Department. She wants to remind drivers to look out for excited little ones who may be in costumes that obstruct hearing or vision.

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Police responded to reports of a suspicious device left near a gas line this  afternoon, on International Way in Springfield’s Gateway area.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, authorities have given the all-clear. 

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The Eugene Police Department is moving along with a pilot project that - if successful - will have all officers recording racial data for traffic stops in 2018.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A man who tried to calm down a mob of teenagers as police broke up a confrontation is in “serious condition” according to Eugene police.  

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Eugene police say 16 people were arrested for driving under the influence…all between Thursday night and Sunday morning.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, authorities want drivers to exercise safe judgment before taking the wheel. 

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Eugene police have announced a fourth case of swastika graffiti in the city.  And they say a white supremacist flyer was posted near a home displaying a Jewish symbol.   KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.