April 1 – Morning Headlines


Here are the headlines on this April fools Friday:

Plea, sentencing hearing set in fatal abuse of baby
A 22-year-old Eugene man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to fatally abusing his infant son, who died last summer of a traumatic brain injury. Derek Ean Jackson, previously pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and assault in the June 22 death of Ryder Jackson.
2 judges to help mediate lawsuit
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan and retired Lane Circuit Judge Lyle Velure today will try to settle the closely watched lawsuit in which a judge ruled that the Lane County Board of Commissioners committed public-meetings violations in 2009.
Pipeworks goes Downtown
In a further sign of revitalization in downtown Eugene, a homegrown video game developer has moved its 60 employees into offices on West Broadway, next to Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s Eugene call center. – congrats on the expansion guys. –ed.
Father, son are safe after night in woods OAKRIDGE
After spending a night in the woods near Oakridge, a father and son from Creswell were found safe Thursday morning by a Lane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteer.
Groundbreaking Ceremony makes it official
Eugene’s political and business leaders on Thursday hailed another step in downtown’s redevelopment, praising developer Rob Bennett and his fellow investors in the five-story office building that is to rise in the months ahead near Broadway and Willamette.
Jury deliberating in Dale Wayne Hill murder trial
The jury heard closing arguments this morning, tonight they’re deliberating on the fate of Dale Hill.

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