ridgeline trail

May 11 – Morning Headlines

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Here are our local headlines:

Tim Chuey: A mix of clouds and sun this AM, becoming mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon (0.25 in. of rain possible), evening rain likely (60%), a good (50%) chance of showers late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible).

City may acquire trail link
The Ridgeline Trail, considered a crown jewel among Eugene parks, is expected to grow more lustrous. With financial help from other public agencies, the city of Eugene later this year is set to buy 193 acres of open space in the south hills to expand the Ridgeline Trail network.

Lawmakers seek memorial highway
Lane County legislators are hoping to fast-track a proposal to designate a stretch of local state-owned highway for fallen Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty from a gunshot wound on April 22.

Ron Paul graffiti gone, then reappears
It’s big, it’s bold and it’s back. It reads, “Ron Paul 2012.” And, state Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Little said the “darn” graffiti is an unwelcome addition to the 16-foot-high sound wall that runs along the west side of Interstate 5 between Harlow and Willakenzie roads.

County plans public works service center that’s green
Lane County government’s next new building also will be its greenest, environmentally speaking. The county plans to break ground in June on a $5.2 million public works customer service center in north Eugene. The building will consolidate parks and other services.

Inquiry clears officer in incident with teen
Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns has found that an off-duty police detective caught on video briefly tussling with a Churchill High School student during an off-campus altercation behaved appropriately. Kerns reviewed a Eugene police investigation before ruling that Detective Randy Berger acted within his authority when, while off duty last Dec. 13, he confronted the teenager and four of his friends after seeing them trespassing in a neighborhood where Berger owns property southeast of the Churchill campus.

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