February 10 – Morning Headlines

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Creswell thinking of taking the bat and ball and going home. Unhappy over the ongoing battle with a skydivers association, Creswell threatens to close the airport.

Headlines

Creswell thinking of taking the bat and ball and going home. Unhappy over the ongoing battle with a skydivers association, Creswell threatens to close the airport.
  • Chief expects crime to rise 

    Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns doesn’t need a crystal ball to see the future. Crime will probably increase in the city after Lane County closes up to half the beds in the county jail and eliminates parole and probation supervision for misdemeanor off…
  • Fatal traffic accident occurs near Junction City
    A traffic accident on Highway 99 south of Junction City left at least one person dead Thursday, according to Oregon State Police. Ambulance records showed that another person was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with injuries. The high…
  • Creswell considers closing airport
    The City of Creswell is considering closing its airport, after Eugene Skydivers’s owner filed a complaint against it with the federal government. It was the latest salvo in a long-running battle over whether parachuters should be able to…
  • Eugene man accused of defrauding investors 

    44 Year old James Scott McKee allegedly cheated three investors out of nearly six hundred thousand dollars.
  • Eugene woman sues Wells Fargo, says bank reported her as suicidal 

    An 85-year-old Eugene woman who says a call from an aggressive debt collector brought police to her door and left her with a $1,000 bill for an emergency suicide evaluation is suing Wells Fargo bank.
  • Meningitis sickens two local children 

    A Eugene pediatrician is now urging parents to make sure their kids are immunized against bacterial meningitis.
  • Food Carts Could Be Eligible for Liquor Licenses
    The Oregon Department of Justice is looking to change up the food cart business in Portland, and those changes could also affect Lane County carts.   Lane County is home to almost 200 food carts and new rules are on the horizon that could ma…
  • Foreclosure settlement nets Oregon at least $100M
    Oregon’s Attorney General says underwater homeowners will receive between $100 million and $200 million in a landmark settlement with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses.
  • LTD to look at raising bus fares
    The Lane Transit District will consider raising its adult cash bus fare by up to 25 cents as it begins discussions on a budget for the coming year. If the fare increase is approved, which wouldn’t happen until later this spring, the one-way fare woul…
  • Company asks dismissal of Confederate flag case
    A school bus company has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a driver fired for refusing to take a Confederate battle flag off his pickup truck…
  • Two Lane fire agencies consolidate
    Lane County Fire District #1 and Lane Rural Fire and Rescue will become the Lane Fire Authority, effective on July 1.
  • ‘Officer Baker’ pleads guilty to impersonating police
    A man whose alleged actions sparked an armed SWAT team standoff with an empty apartment last month will serve 2 years probation after pleading guilty to impersonating a police officer…
  • LOSING A LANDMARK
    What once stood as a cherished Springfield historic landmark and the former home of descendants of Springfield pioneer stock was reduced Thursday to little more than an old shoe, a metal bed frame and a pile of bricks. These remnants ar…
  • Donors give UO $5 million worth of land 

    The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Athletics Department are to benefit equally from a donation of California land worth an estimated $5 million, the UO has announced. The gift is the largest in the museum’s 75-yea…
  • Beavers Fall To Washington State, 83-73 

    Jared Cunningham, the Pac-12 Conference’s leading scorer, tallied a league career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough as Oregon State (15-9, 5-7) fell to Washington State (13-11, 5-7) Thursday night at Gill Coliseum.   “That was certainly n…
  • Sim’s hot start leads Oregon to big win over Washington 

    Early in the week, there was one question surrounding Thursday night’s matchup between Oregon and Washington: How would the Ducks’ backcourt matchup with Husky standouts Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross? Wroten (16.7 points per game) and Ross (15.2) b…
  • Oregon hockey splits two games with Western Washington 

    With just under three minutes left in his competitive hockey career, Oregon Ducks captain Dougo Reese had one last thing he needed to do. So, with the Ducks leading Western Washington 6-4, Reese turned Cam Bulger and dropped the gloves. Reese finishe…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Your Friday will be wet with the promise of a brighter dry Saturday. The weekend will end wet though.

High: 54
Low: 33
Rain: 60%

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the yellow line) has been dominating our weather pattern, but some weak storms are sneaking in under it. A  frontal system has returned the chance of showers and then yet another frontal system will be bringing a chance of showers back for the latter half of the weekend.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy with rain likely (60%) this AM, a good (50%) chance of rain (0.10 in. of rain possible) this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of evening rain, a slight (20%) chance of rain (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) late tonight, AM clouds, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday, mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday, then mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Sunday night highs 54-48 lows 37-33. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday, a (40%) chance of showers Monday night, a (30%) chance of showers Tuesday and Tuesday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of showers Wednesday, a (40%) chance of showers Wednesday night, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Thursday highs near 50  lows 30-35. (seasonal averages high 50 low 35)

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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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