mascot theft

March 8 – Evening Update


Here is this evening’s headline update:

The Weather Forecast – Tim Chuey
Our rainy weather continues in waves through the weekend. (Updated 4:30PM). A Weather Warning is in effect till Wednesday Afternoon.
Pimps prowl Eugene for girls to lure into sex slavery
Sex traffickers find their victims right in the heart of downtown Eugene, according to an undercover police officer. They stake out public places like the bus station and the library looking for vulnerable girls.
Springfield’s School Board Votes to Close 6 Schools
After months of meetings, public forums and discussions, Springfield’s School Board will cast its vote on the closures of six schools on Tuesday evening.
Kitzhaber signs budget rebalance, 4 other bills
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed the first bills of his term.
Broker of marijuana licenses faces tax charges
An Oregon man who describes himself as the nation’s largest broker of licenses for medical marijuana has been arrested and charged with failure to pay state income tax
Rogue Valley pear grower hits hard times
A late spring frost last year and tight money this year have led one of the Rogue Valley’s major pear industry players to lay off half its year-round staff.
Greyhound bus rear-ends Jeep on I-5
Three people in a Jeep Libery suffered minor injuries when a Greyhound bus rear-ended the SUV on Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning.
Airport artwork coming down for temporary landing
The artwork by the late David Joyce, called “Flight Patterns,” depicts a number of flying people in the A concourse at the Eugene Airport. The work will be refurbished while the wall is repaired later this year.
Major triathlon coming to Eugene area
Eugene is known for its track and field legacy, so much so that it’s been called Track Town USA for decades. The city is also known as a mecca for bicyclists.
Three arrested after indoor marijuana garden discovered in home
Eugene police said they seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana from 25 plants after serving a search warrant early this morning at a home north of Sheldon High School.
Eugene man admits Lee Corso mascot head theft
A Eugene man has pleaded guilty to stealing an oversized mascot head of ESPN broadcaster Lee Corso from the Oregon State University campus during last December’s Civil War football game, court records show.