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Apr 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM
"What can you do when you are ordered to hold ten pounds of sand in a two pound bag? You release eight pounds of sand," the district attorney said.
Apr 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM
A Tenmile man who beat and left a woman for dead will spend more than 7 years in prison for attempted murder.
Mar 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM
A new bill before Oregon lawmakers would give judges more discretion in sentencing juveniles charged with a sex offense that’s often connected to teen “sexting.”
Mar 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM
A man was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually abusing a young girl in Douglas County.
Mar 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM
Police said a missing 4-month-old boy was found in the front yard of a Northeast Portland home Tuesday morning. Kabriana Harper, the cousin of the boy's mother, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping.
Feb 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM
A man arrested Saturday on charges that carry a 7 1/2 year mandatory minimum prison sentence was released Monday from the Lane County Jail without having to post bail due to a lack of jail beds.
Jan 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the suspect, who was caught on security cameras, held a large silver knife to a woman's throat and demanded cash from a teller during the robbery at a KeyBank Branch on SE 82nd Avenue. The woman was not injured.
Jan 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM
A man arrested Saturday on charges that carry a 7 1/2 year mandatory minimum prison sentence was released Monday from the Lane County Jail without having to post bail due to a lack of jail beds.
Nov 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM
The Lane County Jail sends 32 inmates back to the streets as funding cuts close over 30 more beds.
Nov 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Less than an hour after the Lane County Jail released dozens of inmates Thursday morning, one man found himself back behind bars. 

Recidivists like that one exemplify the public safety implications behind the bed...
Oct 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM
A 12-year-old boy remains behind bars, accused 3 counts of first degree sex abuse and 2 counts of sexual penetration.
Jul 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Eugene Police arrested convicted sex offender Michael Eastman last week and charged him with rape. KVAL News has learned Eastman had recently been let out of jail on different charges.
Jul 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Inmates arguing: probably not the most unusual occurrence at the Oregon State Penitentiary. But inmates arguing whether the United States should grant amnesty to foreign-born children of illegal immigrants is not what one might expect to hear on a...
Jun 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Plans more definite on 96 inmate releases as Lane County loses jail funding for beds.
Jun 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - The Lane County Jail is bracing for big changes and we're just learning more about the impacts of shutting down nearly 100 jail beds. It's a jailbreak that authorities are dreading.

Jail managers said they've decided...