A FIRE DESTROYS LOCAL HISTORIC STADIUM, STAY WITH US TO FIND OUT WHICH STADIUM AND THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGES
A FIRE ENGULF HISTORIC STADIUM, FIND OUT WHICH STADIUM AND THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGES
A fire has destroyed the Civic Stadium leaving nothing but the steel girders. The stadium located at East 20th Avenue and Willamette Street started to burn at 5:25 P.M.
As smoke from the fire was visible throughout the city, crews from 7 fire departments fought to contain the blaze while hundreds of curious spectators gathered to watch the stadium up in flames.
“What was already on fire was a loss. At that point, we’re trying to keep the community and the people, people at the scene, and the firefighters as safe as possible.” – Lance Lighty, battalion chief, Eugene Springfield Fire Department.
Although the cause of the fire is yet to be determined by officials, at 7:14 P.M. city officials tweeted that the fire has been contained.
According to witnesses, the blaze appeared to have started in the press box area. However, other witnesses told reporters at the scene that they saw a group of young boys in that area before the fire.
“I could feel the heat. “I never thought stands would burn so hot and so fast,” said James Richardi a neighbor who lives close by to the stadium.
According to the city, the stadium was entered in the National Register of Historic Places and served as the previous home to the Eugene Emeralds baseball team.
“I feel a deep sense of loss. I’ve come here for years to watch ballgames. I brought my kids here for many years. It’s a sad day for our community.” – Julie McDonough, neighbor.
Previously the Eugene 4J School District had owned the stadium until “Civic Alliance,” a private nonprofit group bought the stadium two months ago for $4.5 million.
“We’re really heartbroken. It’s a hard day.” – Derek Johnson, co-founder, Civic Alliance.
A SPRINGFIELD SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD
AN ARGUMENT LEAVES ONE DEAD IN SPRINGFIELD
AN ARGUMENT ENDS WITH ONE DEAD
MAN DEAD IN SPRINGFIELD SHOOTOUT
A male is now dead after he was shot once in the abdomen at the Crossland Economy Studios, 520 Harlow Road, Springfield at 3:49 A.M. this morning and then transported to Sacred Heart Peacehealth RiverBend Hospital.
According to witnesses, a loud argument was heard coming from a guest room before the shooting. After the shooting, a man not yet confirmed to be a suspect, in this case, was seen fleeing the area on foot.
As of news time the Springfield Police Department, Public Information Officer, Lt. Scott McKee said in a release that, “At this time, we’re not exactly sure what happened, whether this was an altercation that just escalated or something else.”
“The witness who saw the man running away didn’t get a real good look at him. But he appeared to be a younger guy wearing a blue or maybe black hoodie and white tennis shoes.”
“We have been called to this location before, lots of drug activity, cars being broken into, fights. Nothing this serious though.”
A LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER RAISES $47,300 FIND OUT WHICH ANIMAL SHELTER AND HOW THEY RAISED THE FUNDS.
AN ANIMAL SHELTER RAISES $47,300, FOR THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. FIND OUT WHICH ANIMAL SHELTER & HOW YOU CAN HELP RAISE MORE FUNDS.
GREENHILL HUMANE SOCIETY, ONE OF THE LARGEST ANIMAL SHELTERS HOSTED THEIR ANNUAL “BARK IN THE PARK” FUNDRAISER AT ALTON BAKER PARK ON SATURDAY FROM 8 A.M. TO NOON.
Despite the rainy weather, the shelter raised $47,300 from the 3,284 people who registered for this year’s event, than that of last year’s $45,500 raised.
Some of the day’s activities featured a 3K walk for pets and their owners, a short “Kids Dash,” vendor booths for attendees to buy pet products, food, and a live band. Plus, a large variety of animals were on display such as dogs, cats, potbelly pigs, and even a peacock.
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY’S WOMEN CENTER IS SET TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL SEXUAL AWARENESS & INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE WALK. FIND OUT WHEN AND WHERE IS THE EVENT, PLUS HOW YOU CAN BE A PART.
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY’S WOMEN CENTER TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL “DARK NIGHT WALK”. FIND OUT WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS WALK, PLUS HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVE.
Weber State University Women’s Center is hosting their annual “Take Back The Night March”… To raise the awareness of sexual and interpersonal violence at the Ogden… Amphitheater on April 14, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
As the prevalence of campus rapes has been an ongoing issue nationwide. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates that one in 5 women, and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. Going further to add that 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. Coordinator of the “Take Back The Night March” Emmalyn Chin tells us the significance of this event for the campus community and environs.
“We are hoping to involve the community and a way that ah the people who are survivors and victims of these violence’s that are present in our community are supported am by other individuals”.