Trial starts for former Corvallis High football player accused of rape

The trial started Monday in Benton County Circuit Court for a former Corvallis High School football player who is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl following the school’s prom last year.

May 4 – Morning Headlines


Day 3, Eugene Beer Week – Headlines:

Tim Chuey: Lots of sunshine and dry through Friday, then the rain chances increase and continue into early next week.  If you If you get up any morning for the next few weeks, you’ll be treated to the sight of all the planets except Saturn arrayed along the ecliptic, the path of the sun through the sky.

Oregon House to vote on tightening cell-phone law
Oregon’s ban on using a cell phone while driving doesn’t apply to people who use their phone while doing their job.

44 yr. old Diane Willis, mom of wandering toddler found in Cottage Grove park, under arrest
Cottage Grove Police say a 2 1/2 year olds mother has been arrested on charges of child neglect.

Mayor takes councilor off panel
But at a City Council meeting on Monday night, 10 people — some from Springfield and some from Eugene — spoke out against Ralston.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters to give UO law school commencement
Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters will deliver the commencement address at the University of Oregon School of Law later this month.

Eugene School Choice Lottery Differs from Years Past
Every year, Eugene 4J holds a lottery to give parents a chance to pick which school their child goes to. But this year’s lottery was special because of all the schools that are closing.

4j school choice lottery changes this year

MARCH 15 – Evening Update


Here’s as much local news as we could find through all this rain:

Tim Chuey Weather
Rain, but for how long?
Police out to sabotage ‘Beastie Boys Bandit’
Investigators have dubbed the suspect the “Beastie Boys Bandit” since some of his disguises look like they came out of their video for the song “Sabotage.”
Man charged after DEA searches home
A 25-year-old Eugene man faces multiple drug charges after the interagency US Drug Enforcement Administration Eugene Resident Office Task Force searched a south Eugene home Monday.
EWEB Rate Increase Public Hearing Tuesday
Eugene Water & Electric Board commissioners will gather public comments about a proposed water rate increase at a meeting Tuesday, March 15. Commissioners are considering an overall average water rate increase of 7.1 percent.
Oregon House votes to update child porn law
Oregon lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill that would require computer technicians to report images of child pornography.
Oregon couple want to ‘adopt’ old bridge
It’s not an adorable kitten or a child in need of a loving home, but Bob and Margaret Thurman are nonetheless intent on adoption.
Eugene man admits to $200K in fender bender fraud
Timothy Devon Huntley Jr. of Eugene plead guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in federal court.
FM rock station goes talk, swapping Ozzy for Glen Beck
KXL’s AM content will now be simulcast on 101.1 FM, according to the press release. There was no indication if the news format of KUFO would change back to music at any time in the future.
Oregon sees largest one-month rise in job since 1996
The state Employment Department says the state added nearly 10,000 jobs in February, the largest jump since before the Great Recession.
Lane County Popular Report released
The cliff notes version of the Complete Annual Financial Review for Lane County was released today.