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Archive for: July, 2011

Former Ducks star Joey Harrington hit while riding bike

Former University of Oregon Ducks star quarterback Joey Harrington was struck by a SUV while he rode his bike on Sunday evening, a Portland Police spokesman said.

St. Vincent de Paul lands major grant to help homeless veterans

What could be the “missing link” in helping homeless veterans and their families, Saint Vincent de Paul is celebrating a major new grant in Lane County.

Tangled Kayaker Pair Rescued on McKenzie River

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple is safe Sunday night after nearly drowning, when their kayaks got tangled and stuck in some debris on the McKenzie River.
 
Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies say the victims avoided tragedy in part beca…

Downtown construction forces change in Eugene Celebration parade route

Downtown Eugene’s nascent revival doesn’t come without a price, and this year the bill came due for the Eugene Celebration. The loss of its largest-capacity stage to the construction of a new Lane Community College downtown campus set off a domino …

Eugene police join A Child is Missing Alert program

The next “robo call” that some Eugene residents receive could help police find a missing child. Eugene police have signed up to participate in the A Child is Missing Alert program, which can promptly send an automated phone message to thousands of …

We are still stuck in the same weather pattern, but not too many are complaining since we get warm and then a bit cooler and back again.

_______________ _______________ Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME. ________________ A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) has brought back the sunshine and is warming us up again. A low pressure trough (“U” shape) and a weak cold front are moving through for another round of clouds and slight cooling. Another cold front will come through by mid week. It seems […]

How the Eugene Emeralds eked out a playoff spot

The Eugene Emeralds’ playoff hopes hinged upon one game. Win, and they capitalize on their Northwest League-record 14-game win streak from earlier in the season and book their ticket to the postseason. Lose while the Vancouver Canadians win, and their 3-9 record in the previous 12 games would have squandered what was once a six-game lead over their northerly rivals.

Police investigate suspicious device in Eugene

Police shut down a portion of West 5th Avenue in Eugene to respond to a call about a "suspicious device."

Eugene man to be sentenced for auto insurance fraud

He may be a thief, but give Timothy Devon Huntley Jr. credit for ingenuity. According to federal prosecutors, the 45-year-old north Eugene man bilked 11 national insurance companies of $196,854 using a scheme so elaborate, it’s difficult to describe….

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