July 11th Morning Headlines
July 11th Morning Headlines
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Tim Chuey Weather: Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers today (0.10 in. of rain possible) and tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible).
Grocery chain eyes growth – Market of Choice is building a $6.5 million warehouse/production facility on South Owen Loop that will be big enough to allow the Eugene-based company to some day grow to 15 grocery stores, up from the current eight.
High School Seniors Drive Tractors on Last Day of School – Junction City seniors didn’t quite have a normal ride to school Wednesday. “I had no warning. This morning after I arrived I heard there were a convoy of tractors on the way,” said Malcom McRae.
Board scraps all Civic offers – In a dramatic and closely watched decision, the Eugene School Board on Wednesday night voted to reject all three proposals for Civic Stadium, essentially deciding to start over on its search.
Precinct data shows tax opposition was wide, deep – Only three out of 34 Eugene voting precincts overwhelmingly supported the recent city income tax measure.
Judge dismisses part of lawsuit against city – A federal judge has dismissed two of four claims in a former assistant police auditor’s lawsuit against the city of Eugene. Dawn Reynolds continues to press a whistle-blower complaint asserting that she was illegally fired for disclosing alleged abuses of authority and violations of state and federal law.
State managers cleared in energy contract – Four state managers have been cleared of wrongdoing in the handling of a renewable energy contract that benefited Gov. John Kitzhaber’s companion, officials announced Wednesday.
Bill barring chemical fails – A bill that would have banned the chemical bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, from reusable baby bottles and sippy cups in Oregon, as well as limit its presence to mere traces in some containers of infant formula, is dead after failing to secure the support it needed in the Oregon House.
Police taze, then shoot an aggressive dog in Oakridge – Police say they had no choice, but even neighbors previously threatened by the dog say they handled the situation poorly.
Closure and detour planned for Gateway area of Springfield – 6 Day closure planned for exit 195-A to Gateway.
Report: 34 Oregon patients died from mistakes – A state commission says at least 34 patients died last year at Oregon hospitals as a result of preventable mistakes.
Police: suspect rides rails to avoid law – A man wanted on murder charges in two states is behind bars in Lane County.
Memorial Day Headlines
Tim Chuey Weather: More sunshine and drier for your Memorial Day, then back to the showers.
Boating fine cut goes to governor – Tens of thousands of canoe, raft and kayak owners are still supposed to fork out $5 for an annual Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit as they head out to play in Oregon waterways this summer.
Oakridge project pairs jobs, laundry – In the months that followed the news that this rural community had lost its only laundromat, the response was swift, and now permanent. St. Vincent de Paul is converting the town’s old roller rink into an 8,000-square-foot retail thrift store, along with a laundromat and a business incubator with low-rent retail and office space available to small-town entrepreneurs.
Driver crashes into guardrail causing debris to fall onto I-5 – A wreck on the Beltline flyover overnight knocked loose part of the fence barrier, sending it onto I-5 below.
Residents say paper boy saved their house – “Nobody in the neighborhood would have noticed it until they finally started seeing fire come out the. No doubt about it, it was a great thing he did.”
400 lb. wood carving recognizes Marine Corps – Retired Marine has large Marine Corps wood carving installed in front yard to honor all ‘past, present, and future Marines.’
Skype baby delivery: ‘It’s such a beautiful thing’ – Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is using technology to touch military families, or any family, by using Skype in the delivery room.
County budget crisis a divisive problem – Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart can see the day when county government will simply cease to exist. It may be 20, 30, 40 years away, said Stewart, chairman of the county board.
Five people injured in rollover accident on I-5 in Springfield – Five people, including a small child, were injured early Saturday when their car went out of control and rolled several times on Interstate 5 near the Harlow Road overpass, Oregon State Police said.
Grocery owner details Civic bid – Market of Choice owner Rick Wright is offering the Eugene School Board $250,000 annually to rent Civic Stadium for three years in order to develop a plan that would allow the Eugene Family YMCA and Save Civic Stadium to use the property.
Broad pool for judge seats – Governor John Kitzhaber will appoint three new judges to the Lane County Circuit Court bench from a pool of 26 attorneys who have applied for the upcoming vacancies.
Oregon lawmakers preserve targeted janitor jobs – State lawmakers have reinstated dozens of custodial jobs in the Capitol Mall area that had been targeted for elimination under Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposed budget.
Movie texting leads to face punch – An argument over cell phone etiquette in a movie theater escalated into a physical confrontation Saturday night, sending a visiting collegiate track and field athlete to jail.
Oregon high court rules in victim’s rights case – Oregon’s high court says a crime victim’s right to be present at court hearings is so important that one man’s sentence must be thrown out and a judge must re-sentence.
Group pushing to keep killer, who wants to die, from execution – A group is pushing to prevent Oregon from executing its first inmate since 1997 even though that inmate wants to die.
Here are the headlines on this April fools Friday:
Plea, sentencing hearing set in fatal abuse of baby
A 22-year-old Eugene man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to fatally abusing his infant son, who died last summer of a traumatic brain injury. Derek Ean Jackson, previously pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and assault in the June 22 death of Ryder Jackson.
2 judges to help mediate lawsuit
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan and retired Lane Circuit Judge Lyle Velure today will try to settle the closely watched lawsuit in which a judge ruled that the Lane County Board of Commissioners committed public-meetings violations in 2009.
Pipeworks goes Downtown
In a further sign of revitalization in downtown Eugene, a homegrown video game developer has moved its 60 employees into offices on West Broadway, next to Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s Eugene call center. – congrats on the expansion guys. –ed.
Father, son are safe after night in woods OAKRIDGE
After spending a night in the woods near Oakridge, a father and son from Creswell were found safe Thursday morning by a Lane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteer.
Groundbreaking Ceremony makes it official
Eugene’s political and business leaders on Thursday hailed another step in downtown’s redevelopment, praising developer Rob Bennett and his fellow investors in the five-story office building that is to rise in the months ahead near Broadway and Willamette.
Jury deliberating in Dale Wayne Hill murder trial
The jury heard closing arguments this morning, tonight they’re deliberating on the fate of Dale Hill.