March 11- Evening Update

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Tragic 24 hours for Japan and the immediate area, here is the headline update:

Tim Chuey’s Weather Forecast
Good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), rain Saturday (0.25 in. of rain possible)
North Eugene HS Students Support Wisconsin Teachers
North Eugene High School students walked out of class this morning to protest in support of Wisconsin teacher unions.
Woman Crashes Car Fleeing From Accident
Fleeing from the scene of a minor accident, woman is trapped in car in resulting hi-speed accident. Yes, drugs and alcohol are believed to be involved.
Gas Line Break Slows Down Beltline Traffic
A broken gas line Friday morning brought Beltline traffic to a screeching halt. Construction equipment in the Gateway area broke the gas line.
Mental patient who walked away is back in custody
Eugene Police found 28 year-old John Eastman Thursday afternoon in the Coburg Road area. No relation to the local guitar player.
Southern Oregon coast gets worst of Pacific tsunami
Tsunami from Honshu Quake does damage at Brookings and other southern Oregon ports.
Lawmakers propose 4-day week for state workers
A pair of Oregon lawmakers has proposed a four-day work week for state agencies as a way to help close the state budget gap.
Deadline nears on Oregon CO home alarms
A deadline is coming up next month for carbon monoxide alarms in Oregon homes and apartments.
Burglary suspect caught red-handed
Police say a suspected burglar was taken to jail shortly after he broke into the building of a Springfield charity.

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