September 21 – Morning Headlines

Are some suicide kits more equal than others?
Are some suicide kits more equal than others?


  • Police kick in door in confusion over suicide kit
    The teletype message came Tuesday from the FBI, and it sounded urgent: A Springfield man had purchased a mail-order suicide kit and could be in danger. Springfield police responded immediately to the man’s Harlow Road home. They spoke…
  • Oakridge recall effort failing, so far
    Oakridge’s mayor and three of its city councilors are narrowly defeating a recall effort that arose before a financial crisis struck the city this summer, according to results posted on Lane County Election’s web site at 8 p.m. Mayor Don Hampton ha…
  • Man pleads guilty to being armed career criminal
    A local resident captured in a west Eugene attic after a month-long manhunt pleaded guilty Tuesday to being an armed career criminal and illegally possessing a stolen pistol. Robert Linn McCullen, 38, entered the pleas under an agreement with federal p…
  • Bi-Mart pharmacy robber apparently strikes again
    Same crime, different pharmacy. A woman who claimed to have a gun approached a walk-up window at a Bi-Mart pharmacy in west Eugene this morning and demanded prescription medication from an employee. The woman left after taking an undisclosed type of me…
  • Lane County’s jobless rate at 9.6 percent in August
    Lane County’s unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in August, unchanged from July. The county’s seasonally adjusted rate in August was the same as the statewide rate of 9.6 percent and above the national rate of 9.1 percent. Read more in Wednesday’s…
  • Toxic algae alert issued for Fall Creek Lake
    One day after issuing a toxic algae alert for Dexter Lake, state health officials issued a similar alert for nearby Fall Creek Lake. High levels of potentially toxic algae were found in the reservoir north of Highway 58 near Lowell, the state said Tues…
  • Two sisters face prison after burglary pleas
    A dispute over a $10 debt may end with prison terms of four and five years for a pair of Springfield sisters. Anna Marie Reil, 51, and Debbie Reil, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, third-degree robbery …

Tim Chuey Weather:

A great way to end Summer with sunshine and mild temperatures.

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) has settled in across the Pacific Northwest giving us a pretty stable mild weather pattern. The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:05 AM PDT Friday, but it will still feel like late Summer. We could see some precipitation pushing through the Pacific Northwest by the end of the weekend into early next week as a frontal system moves in Sunday.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Thursday through Friday night highs 83-85 lows 49-55. Partly cloudy Saturday  AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, partly cloudy Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday AM, mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon, and Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday highs 82-73 warming to 78 Tuesday lows 55-50. (seasonal averages high 76 low 46)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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