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Fire Destroys Garage, Residents Escape

11-11 Latour FireEUGENE, Ore. — A Bethel-area family is without a home after a fire destroyed their garage and caused extensive smoke damage throughout the home.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m., in the 59-hundred block of Latour Lane. Crews say they managed to keep most of the fire inside the garage.

The garage was packed with stuff, including books, and firefighters spent hours making sure the flames were out. The three occupants made it out safe.

The American Red Cross also responded to help the family.

September 7 – Morning Headlines

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    An Oakridge man was arrested hours after what police said was a bungled attempt to burn down a mobile home on Tuesday. “Fortunately, he’s not a very smart arsonist,” said Dale Scobert, Oakridge’s acting police chief. Scobert was sp…
  • Butte dispute handed off
    Lane County commissioners on Wednesday declined to hear a set of appeals on the latest decision concerning mining on Parvin Butte, setting up a probable contest between the mine’s owners and neighbors before a state land use panel. The controversy ov…
  • 5-car crash Beltline ramp
    Five cars collided in a chain reaction crash at Beltline Road and Northwest Expressway on Thursday.
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    A single vehicle and trailer crashed Thursday, blocking both lanes of westbound Franklin Boulevard just east of the Franklin Boulevard and Walnut Street intersection.
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    The Oregon School Activities Association is bringing all six of its state track and field meets to Hayward Field on Memorial Day weekend. When Western Oregon University informed the OSAA during the summer that it no longer wanted to host the Class 3A, …

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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Today could be the last really hot day of this summer. Look for big changes for the weekend.

High: 90
Low: 48
Forecast: Sunny and Hot

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape in blue arrows offshore) will keep us hot through today. An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape in blue arrows and shaded) in the Gulf of Alaska will start to chance our weather as the ridge moves away. A frontal system will slide into Oregon Saturday starting the cool-down, then another frontal system (shown to the northwest) will move in from the northwest Sunday night and Monday for a slight chance of light rain or drizzle.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Sunny and hot today, clear tonight, mostly sunny and cooler Saturday, mostly clear in the evening, more clouds and cooler Saturday night, cloudy Sunday AM, a mix of clouds and sun and cooler in the afternoon, cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain late Sunday night highs 90-72 lows 53-48. Cloudy with a (30%) chance of AM rain, a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday afternoon, mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday AM, mostly sunny and a bit warmer Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday AM, sunny and warmer Wednesday, clear in the evening, partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday AM, then mostly sunny Thursday afternoon highs 72-86 lows 43-46. (seasonal averages high 79 low 49)

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.

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August 28 – Morning Headlines

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  • Suspected metal thieves arrested in Springfield
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  • Reward set after burglaries
    The U.S. Postal Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever was responsible last week for burglaries at the Elmira, Marcola and Eugene River Road post offices. The first break-in, in El…
  • Bethel awaits HomeSource appeal
    The Bethel School Board will continue working with HomeSource Family Charter School, despite revoking the small school’s contract earlier this month, as the school files an appeal with the state Board of Education. That means more reviews of the scho…
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  • A question of parole
    Convicted murderer David Ray Taylor convinced the state parole board 5½ years ago that he was no longer the dangerous criminal who had gone to prison in 1977 for fatally shooting a west Eugene gas station attendant. “I feel a great sense of accompli…
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  • Berg named OSU softball head coach
    Three-time Olympian gold-medal winner Laura Berg was named Oregon State softball’s head coach on Monday, and Geoff Hirai was named associate head coach. Berg, who has been an assistant coach at Fresno State, her alma mater, helped OSU l..

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Tim Chuey Weather:

[Weather-Sponsor][Accuweather]Cooler than normal with sunshine today and maybe a chance of sprinkles Wednesday morning. Looking forward to partly cloudy skies with average temperatures for the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

High: 77
Low: 48
Forecast: Cool with Clouds

An upper level low (“U” shape in blue arrows shaded in grey) has moved in off the Oregon coast. A frontal system pushed through the state bringing more clouds and cooler temperatures again. We’ll get a little warmer toward the end of the week and leading into the holiday weekend.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun today and still cooler than normal, partly cloudy this evening, mostly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon and Wednesday night, a mix of clouds and sun Thursday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then partly cloudy Thursday night highs 77-73 warming to 77 Thursday lows near 48. Partly Friday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Friday night, mostly sunny Saturday, then partly cloudy Saturday night through Monday (Labor Day) highs 83-85 cooling to near 80 Monday lows 48-52 cooling to 47 Sunday night. (seasonal averages high 81 low 50)

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.

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August 15 – Morning Headlines

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Willamette Leadership Academy finds a new home in Goshen.

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    The school board recently decided to ask voters for their support of a bond on the November ballot. If passed, the bond would bring $49.5 million to the district without…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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A hot one today and even hotter Thursday. Not quite as hot Friday. Cooler but humid for the weekend with a slight chance of thunderstorms on Saturday.

High: 100
Low: 56
Forecast: Hot!

Advisories: AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR MOST OF WESTERN OREGON FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND SOUTHEAST FROM FLORENCE THROUGH COTTAGE GROVE. A RED FLAG WARNING FOR DRY AND UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS, WITH LOW HUMIDITY THAT MAY RESULT IN EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH FOR EXISTING FIRES, IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY THROUGH 9 PM FRIDAY FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE COAST RANGE OF OREGON.

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on brown line) has been building over us and  allowed   for hot weather. The high pressure ridge will strengthen for another round of increasing temperatures back to hot, then cooling, but more humid for the weekend .

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Sunny and Hot today, clear tonight, sunny and even Hotter Thursday, mostly clear Thursday night, mostly sunny and not quite as hot Friday, mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy Friday night highs 96-100 cooling (?) to near 95 Friday lows 56-60. A mix of clouds and sun and cooler Saturday with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening, partly cloudy late Saturday night and Sunday AM, partly cloudy and cooler Sunday afternoon, partly cloudy and cooler Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun Monday, then partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday highs 86-80 lows 56-50. (seasonal averages high 83 low 51)

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

June 15 – Morning Headlines

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The battle for Parvin Butte continues.
  • Man struck by car remains hospitalized
    Police continue to investigate a Tuesday night traffic crash in which a 29-year-old man suffered critical injuries when he was struck outside his north Eugene home by a teenage driver’s speeding car. The victim, Tucker Bowman, remained hospitalized T…
  • New layers of legal appeals complicate rock quarry issue
    The complex legal wrangling over the Parvin Butte rock quarry has become even more tangled, with the mine’s owners asking a court to overturn a decision requiring a county site review of the operation. At the same time, the owners have agreed to a re…
  • Firm cuts back request for McKenzie water
    A Veneta company has cut in half its request for the amount of water it wants to withdraw from the McKenzie River for potential sale in south Lane County. The Willamette Water Co. earlier this month told the state Water Resources Department that it wan…
  • Veterinarians warn of bubonic plague risk
    Veterinarians in the Willamette are warning people to watch out for fleas, after a Central Oregon man likely contracted bubonic plague from a cat.
  • Unpaid days, layoffs for Bethel
    Bethel School District employees will take 10 unpaid furlough days in the coming school year — the same as in the just-ending school year — but receive a slight increase in benefits as the district looks at another school year of declining revenue…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Plenty of sunshine today and even warmer.

High: 84
Low: 52
Forecast: Warm

An upper level low pressure trough is moving eastward away from us while a high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on orange line) takes over and shreds fronts that try to push our way. A frontal system (position shown is Sunday) will approach the Oregon coast Saturday with  a few more clouds and just the slightest chance of a sprinkle Sunday afternoon and that’s about it. Summer is almost here! It officially begins with the Summer Solstice at 4:09 PM PDT next Wednesday June 20th.

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The pollen count for the Eugene-Springfield area is:
Grass-Very High (453) (Wow!)
Trees-Low (6)
Data from Oregon Allergy Associates www.oregonallergyassociates.com.
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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Partly cloudy this AM, mostly sunny this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy late tonight through Saturday night (some daytime sun breaks) through Sunday AM with a slight (20%) chance of Sunday AM showers, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late Sunday night highs 77-84 cooling to near 70 Sunday lows 52-57 cooling to 48 Sunday night. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday and Monday evening, then partly cloudy Monday night, a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday, then partly cloudy Tuesday night through Wednesday night, then mostly sunny Thursday highs 72-68 warming to near 85 Thursday lows 48-52. (seasonal averages high 73 low 48)

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.

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December 7 – Morning Headlines

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  • Vandals Key Cars, Steal Ornaments in Bethel Area
    A rash of vandalism is hitting the Bethel area.  Five incidents have been reported in the past five days. Tiffany Diangson’s black jeep was keyed twice over the weekend and after she surveyed the rest of the terry street neighborhood, she found t…
  • Graffiti suspect arrested in Whiteaker neighborhood
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  • UO Student Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Bike Crash
    A University of Oregon student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the death of a fellow student. Patrick Joseph Compton, 21, allegedly hit and killed 24-year-old Craig Macfie who was riding his bike in the early morning…
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Tim Chuey Weather:

Fog, freezing fog, and frost when will it end? It looks like we will at the least see clouds and temperatures a bit warmer with a slight chance of showers over the weekend.

High: 43
Low: 25
Rain: fog

Advisories: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY. AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM FRIDAY FOR THE ENTIRE I-5 CORRIDOR FROM PORTLAND SOUTH THROUGH EUGENE.

A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) is keeping us cold with some sunshine, as long as the fog clears. So, for the rest of the work week we’ll see at least some sunshine after the late night and early AM fog and/or freezing fog clear out. That also means that our air quality is suffering with the sinking air of high pressure holding on to the pollutants at the surface. The ridge will slide over then past us allowing more clouds and maybe a chance of precipitation returning next weekend as a cold front moves in from the northwest.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with areas of dense (0.25 mi. visibility or less possible) fog this AM, mostly cloudy with patchy lingering fog this afternoon, mostly cloudy with areas of fog and freezing again late tonight and Thursday AM, a mix of clouds and sun with some lingering fog in the afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with areas of fog and patchy freezing fog late Thursday night and Friday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy Friday night highs 40-43 lows 32-25 then warming to 29 Friday night. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday through Sunday, mostly cloudy Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun Monday, mostly cloudy Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday highs 45-50 cooling to 44 Tuesday lows 30-32. (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

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.

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November 17 – Morning Headlines

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  • Former Florence officer sues city over firing
    A former police officer has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against the Florence Police Department, saying it discriminated against him for taking “intermittent” sick leave in 2010 and 2011. Terry Walton, who was hired in July 2007, also seeks reinstateme…
  • Cascade MIddle School mourns death of 7th grade student
    The Cascade family of students and staff would like to thank the community for all of the support received upon the passing of 7th grader Colby Casto.
  • ‘I don’t have $75 to loan to anybody’: Gas station customer fed up
    A Springfield woman said she bought $15 dollars of gas for her car, but the gas station put a $75 hold on her card.
  • Man contests charges in fatal crash
    A rural Eugene man pleaded not guilty today to charges of second-degree manslaughter and misdemeanor drunken driving in connection with a fatal, Nov. 8 fatal traffic crash that occurred as he allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 105. Eldridge Mc…
  • City of Eugene looks into complaints about Occupy camp
    The City of Eugene has received 13 complaints since Occupy Eugene set up camp in a public park earlier this month about building or zoning concerns.
  • State unemployment rate unchanged at 9.5 percent
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  • Police hunt for armed suspect, Bethel locks down schools
    Police were looking for an armed suspect near Fairfield Elementary School, prompting the Bethel School District to put the school and three other campuses on “soft lockdown” Wednesday morning.
  • EWEB mulls water, electric rate increases
    This month, utility rates went up 5% for EWEB customers. Rates for both electricity and water could be on the rise again.
  • Christmas Tree Permits Available in Oregon
    Christmas tree permits are now available in many areas. It all depend on where you want to go to look for the perfect tree. Permits are now available in central Oregon for the Ochoco National Forest. In the Siuslaw National Forest and Willamet…
  • Cunningham Leads Beavers Over Hofstra, 82-72
    Jared Cunningham scored a career-high 35 points, Devon Collier added a career-high 25 points, and the Beavers extended their best start in more than a decade by beating Hofstra, 82-72. Oregon State (3-0) tra…
  • Oregon baseball announces 2012 recruiting class
    Oregon baseball coach announced its 13-person 2012 recruiting class Wednesday. The class, which is comprised of eight high school seniors and five junior college transfers, is ranked No. 9 nationally by Baseball America.
    This marks the second straight …

Tim Chuey Weather:

Wet and windy first, then it’s going to get colder.

High: 46
Low: 30
Rain: 60%

The upper air flow is swinging from the northwest over the Pacific Northwest to bring us more moisture. A frontal system is moving in increasing the chances for rain and mountain snow. A series of frontal systems will march through this week into the weekend to keep us wet and we will seriously cool down by later in the week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with showers (0.25 in. of rain possible) likely (60%) today, showers (0.25 in. of rain possible) breezy (wind: SW 15-25 mph) and colder tonight, showers Friday, showers likely (60%) Friday evening, a good (50%) chance of showers late Friday night (snow level 1,000 ft.), cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Saturday AM, a good (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night highs 46-40 lows 34-30. A mix of clouds and sun Sunday, mostly cloudy Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday, a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night, then rain likely (60%) Tuesday through Wednesday highs 46-50 lows 35-40. (seasonal averages high 52 low 38)

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.

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July 13 – Morning Headlines

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Tim Chuey Weather:

It looks like the chance of showers is going away for a while starting Thursday and it will warm up a bit too.

Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME.

An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape) has moved through the Pacific Northwest, but a series of ripples in that flow will be followed by an even stronger low that will slide along the coast. That will keep us alternating between periods of clouds and cooler temperatures, and even some light rain or drizzle, then back to some more sunshine and warming temperatures. A frontal system has pushed through the Pacific Northwest spreading showers throughout. Another frontal system approaches the coast Friday AM with clearing and warming behind it for the weekend.

Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this AM, a (30%) chance of showers in the afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), just mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Thursday afternoon and Friday, partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday night highs 70-75 lows 47-50. A mix of clouds and sun and warmer Saturday and Sunday with partly cloudy skies Saturday night, then partly cloudy Sunday through Tuesday highs 76-82 lows near 50. (seasonal averages high 81 low 51)

The Pollen forecast for the Eugene/Springfield Area is for trees and weeds to be low, and Grass to be moderste. (Provided by Allergy and Asthma Research Group)

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.

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Headlines

  • Disabled veteran attacked in Springfield
    An early morning attack in Springfield leaves a disabled veteran with cuts and bruises.
  • Commissioners balk at jail-bed closures
    Lane County commissioners said they want to avoid closing jail beds for the current fiscal year, and want to consider other service cuts instead to balance the budget. The commissioners noted, however, that an unexpected drop in federal timber pa…
  • GOP lawmaker to introduce ‘Caylee’s Law’ in Oregon
    One Oregon lawmaker is tapping into public outrage over the not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
  • Husband sentenced for killing wife
    A 43-year-old Elmira man was sentenced today to 11 years in prison for shooting his wife in the head during a domestic dispute Sept. 30. In a 911 call, Stephen Mark Sullivan initially reported that an intruder had struck him in the head and shot his 51…
  • Man assaulted during confrontation with car thieves
    A homeowner confronted two men who were trying to break into his car and got punched and hit with pepper spray early Tuesday morning.
  • Bethel District leaders take voluntary pay cut
    For the sake of quality education, two members of the Bethel School District are making a sacrifice. They say they are doing it to help win their budget battle.
  • Health officials rebut contamination claim
    Oregon health officials on Tuesday said no detectable amounts of radioactive material have been found in Northwest drinking water following Japan’s nuclear accident in March, countering the claims of a Washington environmental group. Heart of America…
  • Health care premiums tie up Oregon labor bargaining
    Negotiations between the state and unions representing government workers are heating up over the state’s demand that employees chip in part of their health care premiums.
  • Officials will meet with Triangle Lake residents about herbicides
    In what activists call a watershed event, state and federal officials will meet Thursday with Triangle Lake area residents concerned about herbicide exposure. The meeting is a key step in an accelerated response to years of complaints…
  • On-Site Commissary Sale Coming to Springfield
    Local United States military personnel, retirees and their families have a chance to take advantage of a commissary sale without the long drive to Washington.   McChord Field Commissary will host an on-site sale this weekend in Sp…
  • Bugs Around Oak Trees
    If you have oak trees, you may have noticed some peculiar bugs jumping around them.  Ross Penhallegon from the OSU Extension Service explains more about the jumping oak gall.
  • Bellotti: ‘Chip feels like he’s done nothing wrong, and I believe him’
    The University of Oregon football program is in somewhat unfamiliar territory, especially for the guy who led the Ducks for 14 years but is still close to the program.

 

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May 27 – Evening Update

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May 27 – Evening Update:

Tim Chuey Weather: Mostly cloudy with showers tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), a good (50%) chance of scattered showers with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Saturday and Saturday evening, a (40%) chance of showers late Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday and Sunday night.

Bethel cuts teachers without layoffs – School districts are eliminating jobs as they balance budgets, but the Bethel School District is reducing staff without layoffs. The budget shortfall will result in about 10 fewer classroom teachers in Bethel, although those reductions will be covered through retirements, resignations and leaves of absence; no pink slips.

Child strollers recalled – Zooper child strollers were sold in Oregon.

Florence man charged with assaulting officer – Police say 57 year old Kim Eno was harassing people on the docks before scuffling with officer.

Horse virus cases double to 75; at least 11 deaths – Cases of a deadly strain of a horse virus have more than doubled in the past week and suspected cases have forced the quarantine of 15 more facilities.

Senate trys to revive ban of BPA in baby bottles – An Oregon Senator is trying to revive a stalled bill that would ban a potentially harmful chemical from children’s food and drink containers.

AAA: Average gas price in Oregon $3.90 – The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon is $3.90.

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May 25 – Evening Update

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May 25 Evening Update

Tim Chuey Weather: Mostly cloudy tonight with a good (50%) chance of showers (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Thursday AM, rain likely (60%) in the afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible).

Oregon Senate votes to expand bottle redemption – The Oregon Senate has voted to expand the bottle deposit system to cover containers holding energy drinks, tea and most other beverages.

Oregon Senate approves kicker switch to credit – The Oregon Senate has approved switching the kicker refund from a check to an income tax credit.

Cougar hunting bill dies in Oregon Senate – A proposed bill to reintroduce some hunting of cougars with hounds has died in the Oregon Senate after getting an easy nod in the House. – what will the college boys do.  –ed.

Cuts loom for Bethel School District – The district’s budget committee is earmarking reductions now that the district knows it has just $47 million to work with next school year.

Ore. Rep. proposes alternative to plastic bag ban – An Oregon Representative proposed the state meet certain recycling goals instead of banning plastic grocery bags.

Oregon horse euthanized after signs of virus – The state veterinarian’s office says an Oregon horse that showed signs of the Horse Herpes virus was euthanized in an effort to top the spread of the deadly equine virus.

EPD recovers stolen vehicles at property west of Junction City – Eugene police detectives served a search warrant this morning at a rural property west of Junction City, and recovered 10 stolen cars and a recreational vehicle.

Cloverdale Chapel gift sale raises $300 for Creswell School District – Whimsical, elegant, amusing, spiritual, practical – almost any type of gift a recipient would want to have could be found at the Cloverdale Chapel & Meetinghouse’s fifth annual gift sale, held May 22 to benefit the Creswell School.

Two Creswell students win essay contest awards – Two of the six award winners in this year’s Siuslaw Bank essay contest for Lane County second through fifth grade students, which drew 512 submissions, were from Creswell. Here’s all the winners! – future EDN writers.  –ed.

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