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Bicyclist Hit By Car, Taken to Hospital

2-19 Bicyclist hurt in crashEUGENE, Ore. — A bicyclist is recovering after he was hit by a car in south Eugene.

The crash was near the intersection of 24th Avenue and Amazon Parkway.

Police say the bicyclist was on the path which crosses 24th when he was hit. Emergency crews took him to the hospital, but his injuries do not appear life threatening.

Police cited the bicyclist for not using a light. They cited the driver of the car for failure to yield.

Albany Bicyclist Hit and Killed

LINN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICELINN COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation is underway in Linn County after an Albany bicyclist died in a car crash on his way home from work.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was on Oakville Road near Queen Avenue just outside of Albany.

Investigators say someone called saying a man was hit by a car just after 5:30 p.m. and was pinned under the vehicle.

The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at the scene, and is cooperating with deputies.

The bicyclist was identified as 60-year-old Grant Keith Garner.

Witnesses Sought in Man’s Death

Police-LightsEUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is looking for witnesses in connection with a man’s death in the West Eugene area Wednesday evening.

The 33-year-old was found around 11:08 p.m. at S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue. Police say a bicycle was found nearby, but there were no other vehicles near the area.

Emergency crews took the man to the hospital, but he died. The Eugene Police Major Collision Investigation team and the Forensic Evidence Unit was called out to investigate.

Detectives say they want to talk to witnesses who may have seen a man on a bike in the area before the incident, or if they saw him lying in the roadway, or any other information about the man. They say even the smallest details could help them figure out what happened.

The man is described as white, 5’10″ tall, 180 pounds, with very short almost shaved brown hair and green eyes. He was wearing shorts or cut-offs, a grey short sleeve shirt, had a full black backpack, and a black baseball cap. He was riding a blue bmx-style bike. Most recently he was listed as a Springfield resident. Police are waiting to release his name until his family can be notified.

If you have any information that could help the investigation, you’re asked to call Officer Scott Dillon at 541-682-5470.

April 24 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Look for cooler temperatures, more clouds, and a chance of showers for your Tuesday.

High: 66
Low: 40
Rain: chance of showers

A weak high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) will be moving away from the Pacific Northwest with a low pressure trough (“U” shape on the yellow line) pushing in behind it. That means it’s  back to a wet weather pattern for the workweek. A frontal system will move through bringing more clouds and rain to the area today.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers and cooler today (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a slight (20%) chance of showers tonight, mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Wednesday AM, rain in the afternoon and Wednesday night, showers Thursday, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Thursday night highs 66-56 lows 50-40. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday, a (30%) chance of showers Friday night and Saturday, a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday, just mostly cloudy Sunday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday highs 56-66 cooling to near 63 Monday lows 43-45. (seasonal averages high 62 low 40)

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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Bicyclist hospitalized after River Road crash

A 16-year-old Eugene boy was hospitalized Monday after a car collided with his bicycle as he rode the wrong way in a bike lane on River Road, a police spokeswoman said. The teen, who was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred, suffered serious injuries that are not life-threatening, police …


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November 22 – Morning Headlines

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According to reports, the PERS program in Oregon pays out more than 230M a month in benefits.

Headlines

  • Housing project draws ire
    They came in numbers and with plenty of arguments. Opponents of Bascom Village, the proposed low-income project in northeast Eugene, made their case Monday night in hope of persuading the City Council to halt the development. About three dozen people s…
  • Springfield eyes land purchase in Glenwood
    City officials are exploring the possibility of buying two pieces of vacant property along Franklin Boulevard as part of the city’s Glenwood Refinement Plan. The long-term plan, which seeks to redevelop the area west of town into a ri…
  • Mike Bellotti: Highest paid beneficiary of Oregon public employees retirement system
    According to data released monday, the top beneficiary of the Oregon public employees retirement system (PRES) is former Oregon football head coach Mike Bellotti. Bellotti, who retired from the University last year to become an analyst for ESPN, receiv…
  • Victim, driver in fatal car-bike crash planned to graduate from UO next month
    Both a Scotland-born cyclist and the driver who allegedly struck him in an alcohol-related crash Friday were set to graduate from the University of Oregon next month. Craig Macfie, 24, died Saturday of injuries he suffered in the 2:30 a.m. incident, wh…
  • Middle-aged man collapses outside EMU
    At approximately 3:50 p.m., Eugene police and fire units responded to a call that a middle-aged man had collapsed outside the EMU and was not breathing.
    University freshman Albert Reynoso said he saw the unidentified man collapse face down on the sidew…
  • Stabbing victim, 18, clings to life as police seek suspects
    A 18-year-old man repeatedly stabbed in the torso clings to life at the hospital, police want the public’s help tracking down the people responsible.
  • Dorris Ranch Closed for Police Investigation
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  • 400 Oregon state employees missed furlough days
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  • No. 18 Vanderbilt beats Oregon State 64-62
    Brad Tinsley hit a 15-foot jumper with 4.5 seconds to play and No. 18 Vanderbilt beat Oregon State 64-62 on Monday night in the championship game of the TicketCity Legends…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Wind and rain for the next couple of days then the winds calm down, but the rain continues.

High: 55
Low: 38
Rain: 0.50 inches today

Advisories:  A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON COAST. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM UNTIL 10 PM TODAY FOR THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF OREGON. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM UNTIL 10 PM TODAY FOR THE ENTIRE I-5 CORRIDOR FROM PORTLAND THROUGH EUGENE. 

A strong upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape in the jet stream is setting up along the Oregon coast keeping the moisture level up. A frontal system moved southward on the California coast spinning some moisture northward, but not reaching us. Another frontal system will push into Oregon bringing colder air south producing falling temperatures and falling snow levels as the next cold front sweeps through just in time for Thanksgiving which will be wet and there may be some new snow in the mountains for the skiers (Hoodoo and Willamette Pass ski areas are hoping to open the season this Friday as long as they get enough additional snow.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with rain (0.50 in. of rain possible) and windy  (wind S: 20-30 mph gusts to 50 mph) today, rain (0.25 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: S 15-25 mph gusts to 45 mph in the evening) tonight, rain Wednesday (0.50 in. of rain possible) and Wednesday night, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of AM rain, rain Thursday afternoon (Thanksgiving Day) and Thursday night highs 55-46 lows 44-38. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Friday, a good (50%) chance of rain Friday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday, rain likely (60%) Sunday night, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday highs 47-53 cooling to 49 Monday lows 40-43 cooling to 39 Sunday night. (seasonal averages high 50 low 37)

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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October 19 – Morning Headlines

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Autzen brings new meaning to the term Full House - photo: Ed Hershberger

Headlines

 

  • Police seek woman who fled scene after hitting bicyclist
    Eugene police said they are looking for a female driver who fled the scene on foot after her white Jeep collided with a bicyclist at First Avenue and Jefferson Street around 4:10 p.m. today. The bicyclist, a 74-year-old man from Eugene, was taken to a …

     

  • SWAT team officers strike wrong house in robbery investigation
    Two weeks before Eugene police arrested a woman on charges that she repeatedly robbed local Bi-Mart pharmacies for pain pills, SWAT team officers raided a Junction City home and took another woman into custody after circumstantial evi…

     

  • Mentally ill robber gets four-year prison term
    A mentally ill man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for the June 24, 2010 robbery of the same downtown Eugene bank he’d robbed 2½ years earlier. Employees of U. S. National Bank, 1717 W. Seventh Ave., recognized Thomas Joseph Burgoyne f…

     

  • Reward offered in illegal elk killing near Florence
    A reward of up to $700 is being offered for information that helps state police investigators identify the person responsible for the illegal killing of a trophy elk near Florence. The six-point bull elk was found dead in a field off North…

     

  • Woman, 63, gets 18-month prison term for Social Security fraud
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  • ‘Perhaps they should really be occupying something more meaningful’
    Mobile farm stands got a move on Tuesday, setting up shop across the street from their usual Tuesday Market location to accomodate the tent city of the Occupy Eugene protesters.

     

  • School looking into harassment allegation
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  • Forest Service planning timber sale in Brice Creek watershed
    The Cottage Grove Ranger District staff invites the public to attend a field trip on Oct. 27 to view potential harvest areas in the Brice Creek Watershed. The District’s Lisa Winn said the trip will be an opportunity for the public to engage

     

  • Men’s golf ties for first at Alister MacKenzie Invitational
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  • UO: 141 fans ejected from Autzen during Oregon-ASU game
    A season-high 141 spectators were ejected Saturday from Autzen Stadium during the Oregon-Arizona State football game, according to statistics released today by the UO. Eleven of the ejected fans were also cited or arrested for alleged illegal behavior …

     

  • Autzen capacity: 54,000. Last game’s crowd: 60,050. How’s that work?
    Duck fans set an Oregon football record last weekend for attendance at Autzen Stadium when over 60,000 fans showed up to watch the game. But the capacity of Autzen stadium is only 54,000.

     

Tim Chuey Weather:

Say goodbye to the sun and hello to clouds and at least a slight chance of precipitation.

High: 67
Low: 46
Rain: 20%

high pressure ridge (“arch” on the orange jet stream line) is strengthening up to give us some more dry days. High pressure at the surface combined with the upper air ridge to give us the benefit of sunshine. Another upper level low (“U” shape on jet stream line) will start to move in today and a more frontal systems will push through by Thursday and the weekend to bring back the rain and cooler temperatures.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of drizzle this AM, just mostly cloudy this afternoon and tonight, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Thursday through Friday night highs 62-67 lows near 46. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Saturday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Saturday night, cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Sunday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday and Monday night, then just mostly cloudy Tuesday highs 68-64 lows near 47. (seasonal averages high 63 low 41)

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

September 23 – Morning Headlines

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Controlled burn at Mt. Pisgah today.

Headlines

  • Crash Kills Retired Cottage Grove School Counselor
    A retired school counselor who spent 21 years at Cottage Grove High School died Wednesday night.   Lane County deputies say Michelle Portmann was biking on an improved trail that intersects with Row River Road.   But when s…
  • UO move-in day features Unpack the Quack
    The University’s 2011 move-in day incorporated a brand-new event, aimed to make move-in a more pleasant and easy experience. University Housing employed the help of approximately 400 student and faculty volunteers to help welcome freshmen by unlo…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Autumn is officially here! I’ll bet you haven’t noticed any changes in the weather. They will come at the end of the weekend.

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) is moving away from the Pacific Northwest and a trough of low pressure is following bringing back the chance of rain with it.  The Autumnal Equinox, 2:05 AM PDT today, begins Fall, but it will still feel like late Summer. We should see some precipitation pushing through the Pacific Northwest by the end of the weekend into early next week as a frontal system moves in Sunday and another frontal system follows that one.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy today through Saturday evening, becoming mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain late Saturday night, rain likely (60%) Sunday AM, afternoon showers likely (60%), then a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday night highs 85-69 lows 53-50. Mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Monday through Tuesday AM, mostly cloudy with  a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday AM, mostly cloudy Wednesday afternoon and Thursday AM, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday afternoon highs 70-78 lows 53-49. (seasonal averages high 75 low 46)

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

 

August 31 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaints against EPUD board member
    The state Government Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a local utility board member, but the agency’s investigation noted the utility’s public meetings law violations and poor record keeping. The ethics complaint targeted Patti Ch…
  • Bicyclist dies after River Road collision
    A 39-year-old Eugene woman died after a car struck her as she rode her bicycle along River Road on Monday night, police said. The victim, Mingo Shay Pelkey, died after medics took her to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of injurie…

Tim Chuey Weather:

The clouds and patchy light drizzle will soon be gone and will be replaced by more sunshine and warmer temperatures.

trough of low pressure (“U” shape on orange line) will swing through the Pacific Northwest continue bringing clouds and cooler temperatures and maybe even some sprinkles. A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape forming on orange line) will move in behind the trough and warm us up for the holiday weekend.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy this AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, partly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy Thursday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Thursday night, mostly sunny and warmer Friday, then mostly clear Friday night highs 70-80 lows 46-50 falling to 44 Friday night. Sunny Saturday through Monday (Labor Day) with mostly clear nights, mostly clear Monday night, then mostly sunny Tuesday highs 86-92 lows near 50. (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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

I-5 Bridge at Glenwood, now serving southbound.