Our local headlines:
Tim Chuey: Make outdoor plans for the weekend. Wet through Friday, then sunshine and warmer. Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) today and this evening with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms (small hail possible), a good (50%) chance of showers late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Friday with small hail possible (0.10 in. of rain possible). A winter weather advisory is in effect through 5pm today for the North Cascades and the Cascades of Lane County.
9 charged in poaching case
Nine people face charges of racketeering and over 100 counts of identity theft, fraud and hunting crimes after prosecutors took the results of a 15-month investigation to a grand jury.
Oregon lawmakers vote to ban funeral protests
The Oregon House voted Thursday to let funeral organizers keep uninvited guests away from a burial or memorial service.
Driver runs car into second story support beam
A woman parked her car a little too close to a deck support beam at the Lookingglass Apartments Thursday morning. The second level had to be closed while the city inspected it.
ODFW biologist finds missing man while doing a survey
An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employee who was doing a sage-grouse lek survey stumbled across a man who had been missing for over a week.
Eugene 4J school closures will leave one vacant building
Closures and shuffles in the Eugene 4J School District will affect Meadowlark, Coburg, Parker and Crest Drive elementary schools, but only Crest will be completely empty next year.
Bird knocks out power to downtown, University
A Great Blue Heron hit a power line in Alton Baker Park on Thursday morning, knocking out power to 3,450 customers across downtown and the University district.