April 19 – Evening Update

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Illegal Sign Placement?

Here are the headlines at the end of a beautiful day:

Tim Chuey: Partly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy Wednesday with a (30%) chance of showers in the afternoon, a (20%) chance of evening rain, a (30%) chance of rain late Wednesday night (0.10 in. of rain possible)

City to EmX critic: Take down your sign
The owner of a W. 6th Avenue business displaying a sign opposed to the West Eugene EmX expansion received a letter from the City of Eugene saying the sign violated city code and needs to be removed by Wednesday. – couple this with LTD closing down their comments on facebook and you’ve got the makings of a PR problem. –ed.

Hikers find site of old airplane crash in Oregon
Hikers have found the wreckage of a small plane crash in northeast Oregon from a crash in the 1960s or 1970s near Milton-Freewater. – used to know a band by that name back in the day. –ed.

Inn at the 5th progressing nicely in downtown Eugene
Nicer weather is helping a new boutique hotel in downtown Eugene take shape. The Inn at the 5th is on schedule for an opening this fall.

Man Arrested for Breaking Into 17 Cars at Retirement Village
A Eugene man is in jail after police say he ransacked more than a dozen cars in a retirement community Monday night.

Public Weighs In on Cyberbullying Bill
State lawmakers heard from the public today about a cyberbullying bill that’s making its way through the legislature.

First City Tax Debate
Campaigns for and against the proposed Eugene School Income Tax Measure 20-182 had their first debate at the Eugene Hilton Tuesday. A representative from both sides had seven minutes to state her point, and then came the rebuttal and the audience’s chance to ask questions. Some say they left the debate more informed but more unsure now how they’re going to vote. – wonder what the general consensus was. –ed.

Springfield Shooting Suspect Arrested in Junction City
An 18-year-old Springfield man has been arrested in Junction City on charges related to the shooting of another teen in Springfield last week. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Jordan Bierman on Sunday. There is no word on why Bierman was in Junction City. He is now being held on one-million dollar bond on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. The shooting occurred on April 11th. Springfield Police say Bierman shot the 18-year-old victim in the stomach during an argument outside the victim’s home. The victim’s injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

EmX is starting to cause a PR nightmare for all parties.
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