April 20 – Morning Headlines
- Autism Group Claims Theft
A Eugene Autism group claims its the victim of theft. KindTree – Autism Rocks says the woman it hired to fundraise for an upcoming event isn’t producing items she purchased with the organization’s money. Autism Rocks is planning to hold a fundrai…
- Springfield motorist jailed after biker free when DA doesn’t file charges
A 27-year-old Springfield man was released Wednesday from the Lane County Jail after prosecutors failed to file formal charges against him in connection with a crash involving a motorcyclist on Highway 126 near Veneta. Christopher Jacob Jenson left the…
- Lane County Medical Examiner’s staff on chopping block
The latest round of Lane County government budget cuts may kill a vital local service: death investigations. Autopsies and signed death certificates will also be casualties, Oregon’s deputy state medical examiner for Lane County warned in an e-mail t…
- Neglected Dogs Rescued near Cottage Grove
Seven extremely neglected dogs are now safe at a Eugene Petco. Cottage Grove and Dorena residents found the cocker spaniels. Each of the dogs needed immediate grooming service because their hair was so matted. One four-pound dog had five pound…
- Fire Damages Kitchen at Knights of Columbus
The Eugene Fire Department responded to the Knights of Columbus building on Charnelton after a neighbor called about smoke coming out of the back of the building. Crews found the back of a cooler had caught fire, in the back room of the building Thu…
- Springfield Police & OSP Troopers awarded for DUII enforcement work
Major recognition for Springfield Police and Oregon State Police ‘s Springfield-based troopers for their work getting impaired drivers off the road.
- Man convicted of assault for slicing off ear of Fred Meyer security guard
It took jurors only about an hour to convict a 31-year-old man of assault for slicing off most of a store security guard’s ear with a hatchet.
- Draft of Native American mascot ban presented to education board
A draft resolution presented to the state Board of Education on Thursday would require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five years or risk losing state funding.
- Six Eugene workers sue Utah equity firm, claiming religious bias
Six former employees of the Eugene affiliate of a Utah-based private equity firm have filed a $5.35 million lawsuit accusing their former employers of firing them because they were not Mormon. The suit, filed late last week in Eugene federal court, als…
- Forbo plant in west Eugene to close
Minnesota-based H.B. Fuller Co. announced today it will close six factories — including one in Eugene — and eliminate about 130 jobs in its North America Adhesives business by mid-2013 after its recent acquisition of Forbo Group’s industrial adhe…
- UO Holds Annual Women’s Football Clinic
The Oregon Football Program is putting on what it calls one of its favorite annual events Thursday — Football 101. The women’s football clinic includes lectures and demonstrations with University of Oregon football staff about the basi…
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Tim Chuey Weather:
Rain: decreasing chances
A weak high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) will be moving over and then away from the Pacific Northwest with a low pressure trough (“U” shape on the yellow line) pushing in behind it. That means we are back to a wet weather pattern. A frontal system is moving through as the high pressure ridge moves on. Another more complex storm system (shown offshore) will hit the coast toward the weekend continuing the chance for rain.
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with a (50%) chance of rain this AM, a slight (20%) chance of rain this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), and evening, partly cloudy late tonight through Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night highs 66-75 lows 46-50. Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Monday, a (30%) chance of showers Monday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) of showers Tuesday night, a (40%) chance of showers Wednesday and Wednesday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a good (50%) chance of showers Thursday highs 64-57 lows 45-40. (seasonal averages high 62 low 40)
- Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg
- Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend
- Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County
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.