At the request of Oregon State Police (OSP), the Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is starting an investigation into the death of an adult male who fatally shot himself Sunday afternoon after being stopped by OSP on Highway 126W about five miles west of Veneta. The names of the involved deceased male and the OSP officer are withheld and may be released Monday after next of kin notifications are confirmed and release is authorized by LCSO.
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 36 in Lane County Saturday morning. The victim’s name will be released later tonight to allow next of kin more time for notifications.
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Junction City Police Department, is continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday night’s single vehicle fatal crash that resulted in the death of one person on Kalmia Street at West 3rd Avenue in Junction City.
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A log truck driver was not injured Wednesday early afternoon when his truck and first trailer tipped onto their side negotiating a right turn on Highway 126E over the Siuslaw River in Mapleton. A portion of the trailer’s log load spilled onto the shoulder and the crash blocked the eastbound lane for several hours.
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A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Monday afternoon when his truck pulling two semi-trailers traveled off Highway 58 about two miles west of Oakridge and crashed into two trees. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation but the driver’s name is not available for this release.
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A joint search effort Thursday evening ended joyfully for a family when their 22-month old boy was found safe after being reported missing from a remote campground southeast of Cottage Grove in Lane County.
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The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Western Lane District increased fire safety restrictions in the forest on Aug. 8 due to the growing wildfire hazard.
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EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a Family Fishing event at the Alton Baker Canoe Canal in Eugene on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required for this free event that will replace the popular Free Fishing Day event held at Leaburg Hatchery in previous years.
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Two hundred years ago Donald Mackenzie arrived at the river that would later be named for him. This year volunteers and businesses are working hard to make the McKenzie River Bicentennial a memorable and exciting year.
2012 marks the bicentennial of the McKenzie River. This year-long celebration has been featuring a variety of exciting events designed not only to entertain visitors but to share the rich history of the McKenzie River.
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Highway 58 remains closed Monday afternoon four miles west of Oakridge following this morning’s commercial trunk and tanker trailer rollover crash. According to ODOT, an estimated 4,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline spilled. Multiple emergency response agencies are coordinating the response and cleanup efforts throughout the day.
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