September 29 – Morning Headlines

Springfield tests propane powered police car.
Propane comes to Springfield PD.


  • Fire Temporarily Shuts Down Franz Bakery
    About 40 Franz Bakery employees had to evacuate after a fire started in a crouton oven.   Employees say smoke started billowing from the oven and flames went up the flue just after ten o’clock Wednesday night.   “It worried …
  • Kitzhaber embraces Junction City facility idea
    Gov. John Kitzhaber stressed his long-term commitment to community-based mental health care at a Wednesday town hall meeting in Junction City, and said building a state psychiatric facility here fits in with that vision. “I would no…
  • Final Brink restitution set
    Convicted embezzler and former Downtown Eugene Inc. director Russ Brink is to pay more than $90,000 in restitution to his former employer over the next five years, under an agreement approved by a Lane County Circuit Court Judge. Read more in Thursday …
  • Police re-arrest sex offender
    A man with previous convictions for sexually abusing children has been arrested a second time in connection with reports he had recently approached children at Riverbend Elementary School. Randy Tompkins, 48, was taken into custody at h…
  • Company that wants to buy your old guitar has fans and critics
    An Illinois company that specializes in drawing valuables out of a city’s closets has set up in Eugene-Springfield for a seventh time in a little over 18 months. THR & Associates has purchased precious metals from residents here under the name Oh…
  • Arlie drops out from VA clinic race
    Eugene-based Arlie & Co. said Wednesday it has dropped out of the race to land a new federal Veterans Administration clinic. The company said it had withdrawn its offer of the Eugene Crescent Village site for the clinic. Read more in Thursday’s R…
  • Construction to begin on new Planned Parenthood facility in Glenwood
    A large, invitation-only crowd attended a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new $8.5-million Planned Parenthood regional center in Glenwood, which is expected to be completed by the end of next summer. Politicians, members of studen…
  • The Best Behind The Wheel
    Hyper-observant and detail-oriented, trucker Edward Hawkins of Springfield is the nation’s top flatbed driver. And that’s not just what his friends and family say. In Orlando, Fla., last month, Hawkins took the first-place trophy and $1,000 in the …
  • Springfield tests propane police car
    The same propane you use to fire up your grill might also be used someday to fire up what’s behind the grill at the Springfield Police Department.

Tim Chuey Weather:

A great way to end the week with more sun and warmer temperatures. The weekend is a whole other story.

High: 85
Low: 45
Rain: unlikely

A  ridge of high pressure (“Arch” shape on orange line) will take over for a day or two drying us out and warming us up. A frontal system will come in late in the week along with a new trough of low pressure to return at least the chance of precipitation again.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy  tonight, a mix of clouds and sun Friday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late Friday night and Saturday AM, a (40%) chance of showers Saturday afternoon and evening, then a (30%) chance of showers late Saturday night  highs 85-67 lows 45-52. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday and Sunday evening, a (40%) chance of rain late Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Monday and Monday evening, rain likely (60%) late Monday night, rain Tuesday and Tuesday night, then rain likely (60%) Wednesday highs 70-56 lows 52-46. (seasonal averages high 72 low 44)

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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