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Jan 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Lane County Commissioners have taken the first step toward a putting a tax levy on the May ballot that would fund more county jail beds.

Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the ballot measure idea to first base. They...
Jan 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner held a Community Awareness Meeting hoping to keep the public informed about the department, and looming budget issues.
Jan 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

EUGENE, Ore. - Just over 20 people showed up to the Hilyard Community Center Thursday night for Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner's Community Awareness Meeting.  The goal?  Inform the public about how the Sheriff's Office operates despite its...
Jan 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Sheriffs in Coos, Douglas and Crook counties have all come out with letters and public statements of their own. The Lane County sheriff has not joined the rush.
Jan 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM

ALBANY, Ore. - Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller's letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying he won't enforce federal laws banning guns grabbed headlines nationwide.

Mueller said it isn't politics; in his eyes, it's the law.

"A...
Jan 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
The sheriff predicts having to cut another 50 beds from the local jail and reduce the number of deputies on patrol in Lane County to a dozen.
Sep 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Sheriff Tom Turner and his team met with the community to address concerns and discuss possible solutions on Wednesday at the Serbu Youth Center.
Jun 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Twelve women and 17 men walked out of jail Tuesday morning without serving their sentences or posting bail, a Get Out of Jail Free card courtesy of the Lane County Sheriff's Office budget.
Jun 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Twelve women and 17 men walked out of jail Tuesday morning without serving their sentences or posting bail, a Get Out of Jail Free card courtesy of the Lane County Sheriff's Office budget.

"All of these inmates are...
Jun 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM
On the road with Deputy Tim Ware, the veteran lawman tries his best to ignore the budget woes facing the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
Jun 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM

VENETA, Ore. - On the road with Deputy Tim Ware, the veteran lawman tries his best to ignore the budget woes facing the Lane County Sheriff's Office.  

"Try not to let everything that's happening change who you are and how you work,"...
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...
May 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM
A new, scaled back Lane County budget saves the Medical Examiner's office, jail beds and some jobs. The Budget Committee approved the budget Tuesday night.
Apr 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM
Upcoming cuts for Lane County could mean fewer deputies on the streets, half the number of beds in the Lane County Jail, and no supervision for some people on probation.