April 27 – Morning Headlines
- Private School Hits Expansion Roadblock
A local private school is looking to expand, but it says it ran into a roadblock. Willow Creek Academy in Eugene wants to rent some old 4J properties, but it says the district won’t let it. Some parents are saying that they haven’t been getting m…
- Central Justice Court in Springfield closes its doors Friday
Friday will be the last day of operation for the Central Justice Court. The 22-year Springfield court is closing due to Lane County’s loss of some $14 million in federal funding for the coming fiscal year. It was once one of three cou…
- Record numbers seeking concealed handgun licenses in Lane County, Oregon
Barry Howarth has been extra busy lately, due to a sudden and sharp increase in the number of visitors to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office seeking permits to legally carry concealed handguns. “We’re seeing record numbers” of new permit applican…
- Oakridge man faces sexual abuse charge
David S. Sierakowski, the Oakridge area’s Civil Air Patrol commander, was charged today with online sexual corruption of a child and third-degree sexual abuse, Oakridge police said. Sierakowski, 39, was detained at Oakridge High School a…
- Motorists beware: Duck scrimmage, marathon will crowd Eugene streets
Unwary motorists could find themselves stalled in traffic this weekend as multiple events unfold in several areas of Eugene on Saturday and Sunday. The big event Saturday is the University of Oregon football team’s spring scrimmage, expected to draw …
- City to pay man $250,000 after police mistake him as a tagger
The City Council approved a $250,000 settlement Wednesday to a man mistaken by police as a tagger and was hit with a stun gun over and over.
- Man dies after a fall on OSU campus
A man is dead after falling from an Oregon State University building early Thursday morning.
- Eugene City Hall to be vacated in July 2012, future permanent location unknown
Big moves and changes are coming to Eugene City Hall this summer, but a permanent future for the building remains up in the air.
- Woman dies from injuries sustained last week in MLKing Blvd. crash
Mabel Ann Robertson, the 81-year-old Springfield woman injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, has died, Eugene police said today. Robertson was driving a Toyota Rav 4 and headed east near PK Park when she crossed …
- Oregon Child Poverty Up 12 Percent
A recent study shows more than 20 percent of Oregon children live in poverty. The rate grew 12 percent in 2011, and the numbers in Lane County show an even bigger problem. The child poverty rate in Lane County is at 23.4 percent — higher than th…
- “Warriors” nickname may survive proposed ban on Indian-themed school logos
“Warriors” may be the only Native American nickname that survives at public schools under a proposed rule that would ban the use of Indians as mascots or logos in Oregon. The Oregon Board of Education will hold a hearing Friday on proposed language…
- Lane County Parks Open for 2012 Season
Lane County parks will open for the 2012 season this Friday. More than 70 parks and campgrounds throughout the county welcome about one million visitors each year, according to the Lane County Parks Department. Those who would like…
- Photo exhibit documents lives of homeless Lane County youth
Local youth service groups collected photos from about 15 homeless teens, and will present them in a gallery Friday night.
- 16 Tons commemorates second anniversary with Week of Wild
Since the start of the week, 16 Tons has been celebrating the Week of Wild, a wild ale festival to celebrate the Taphouse’s second anniversary. All week they have had 30 varieties of wild ales on tap from breweries up and down the coast. The Week of …
- Thursday is Eugene’s 33rd Annual Take Back the Night Rally
Thursday night the University of Oregon will host Eugene’s 33rd Annual Take Back the Night rally. Take Back the Night started in Belgium as a way to take a stand against sexual violence and has since become a world-wide annual event. T…
- Oregon women finish first in 4×400 heat on opening day of Penn Relays
On the first day of competition at the Penn Relays, the Oregon women’s 4×400 ran the best time in preliminary heats. The team was also the sixth-fastest in school history. The team — made up of Devin Gosberry, Laura Roesler, Chizoba Okodogbe a…
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Tim Chuey Weather:
Rain: slight chance of showers
A weak high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) is moving away from the Pacific Northwest with a low pressure trough (“U” shape on the yellow line) pushing in behind it. Next another high pressure ridge will position itself to hold off some storms, but others will be able to slide in under it. A frontal system has moved through Oregon bringing more clouds with sun breaks, cooler air and showers to the area. Another frontal system will brush by to the North Sunday.
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun today with a slight (20%) chance of AM showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers tonight, just mostly cloudy Saturday, partly cloudy Saturday night through Sunday night highs 57-67 lows 43-46. A mix of clouds and sun Monday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Tuesday night and Wednesday night, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Thursday highs 67-62 lows 47-43. (seasonal averages high 63 low 41)
- 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.