Thursday morning headlines:
Mayor’s e-mail riles potential Fred Meyer developer
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy last month showed her preference for two of the three suitors for Civic Stadium, suggesting that they join forces to eliminate the proposal to build a Fred Meyer store on the property.
RV company fire damage estimated at $400,000
A fire at The RV Corral on Highway 99 just after 5 p.m. Wednesday caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to the business’ detail shop, but firefighters were able to save a dozen RVs parked as close as 10 feet away
Lawmakers toss out cigarette-butt litter bill
Sen. Floyd Prozanski’s effort to reduce cigarette-butt littering has been stubbed out by lack of support. The bill would have made the act of cigarette-butt littering a Class D violation for unlawful disposal of a tobacco product, punishable by a $90 fine.
Derek Ean Jackson sentenced to 18-years
Jackson was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for recklessly and fatally abusing his baby son last June.
Panel airs abortion regulation bill
For the first time since 2005, anti-abortion legislation received a brief airing Wednesday in the Oregon Legislature. The House Judiciary Committee held an informational session on House Bill 3512, which would prohibit abortions once a pregnancy is in its 20th week, barring a medical emergency threatening the mother’s life.
Roseburg man pleads guilty to child sex abuse
Spencer Blackketter, 40, of Roseburg, has pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges after making a plea deal with prosecutors.
Oregon FOX Auditions
Registration ends today at 11:59 pm for live vocal music auditions to be held Saturday at Oregon FOX studios, 2940 Chad Drive; check-in is from 9 am to 11 am; each contestant given up to 30 seconds to sing.
Picking up the paddle: there’s a new store in town!
A new sports retail store will pick up the paddle this weekend to celebrate their grand opening. Oregon Paddle Sports opens on Saturday, April 9 on Commercial Street in West Eugene.
Eugene-Springfield Foreclosure Rates Up in January
Foreclosure rates in the Eugene-Springfield increased for the month of January compared to last year.