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Corvallis-area car prowlers convert bank cards into quick cash

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The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify several suspects in a string of daylight car break-ins that happened in the Corvallis area on July 26.

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May 10 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

Jerry Fruichantie's green thumb gets him into trouble. Pot Plantation exceeded it's medical marijuana grow permit grow limits. photo: KVAL
  • Man who tried to flee via river is sentenced
    A 34-year-old Eugene man was sentenced today to 14½ years in prison in connection with a series of January auto thefts, car crashes and high-speed chases that ended when a police dog bit him on a buttock as he tried to flee into the Willamette River. …

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Tim Chuey Weather:

A frosty start to your Thursday and the temperatures will be below average. Get ready for a warm-up beginning Friday with a good looking weekend ahead.

High: 80
Low: 33
Rain: frost

There will be a cool down continuing today due to an upper level trough of low pressure(“U” shape on yellow line) that’s approaching from the Gulf of Alaska and a weak frontal system that has moved through the Pacific Northwest. Then it’s back to high pressure with sunny and warmer conditions again Friday into next week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Areas of frost in the outlying areas early this AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, clear tonight, sunny and warmer Friday afternoon, clear Friday night, sunny and warmer Saturday, then mostly clear Saturday night highs 60-80 lows 33-45. Sunny Sunday, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday, partly cloudy Monday night, mostly sunny in the AM, partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon and night, then mostly sunny Wednesday AM and partly cloudy Wednesday afternoon highs 83-70 lows 45-42. (seasonal averages high 66 low 43)

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

January 5 – Morning Headlines

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Could the Mayor have spoken up and headed off a controversial direct protest by members of the Occupy Eugene movement? Councilman Poling thinks so. Was this a strategic move by incumbent mayoral candidate Piercy?

Headlines

  • Council strife persists over Occupy Eugene
    City Councilor George Poling is not only angry with Occupy Eugene protesters who recently twice visited his house — he’s upset with Mayor Kitty Piercy. The northeast councilor says it took the mayor too long to criticize the protesters after their …
  • Property owner and neighbors clash over BMX park
    “Welcome to the Dog Pound.” An athletic young man in a bicycle helmet issues the invitation at the beginning of a video that was posted online. The camera pans through a warehouse crowded with teens and young men, many of them on BMX bi…
  • Suspect’s mental fitness remains in doubt
    An attempted murder suspect from Springfield returned to a Lane County courtroom on Wednesday after a stint in the Oregon State Hospital, where he underwent a mental evaluation. Miguel Angel Partida-Haaby’s attorney, Rebecca Davis, told a judge durin…
  • Springfield Man Arrested for Allegedly Going Through Someone’s Purse
    Springfield Police arrested a man who allegedly went through someone’s purse at a Springfield medical office.   Workers are Oregon Medical Group told police that on Tuesday at about 11:15 a.m., they found Allan Pola, 46, going thr…
  • Glide teen struck by driver having argument
    A 13-year-old Glide girl was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, that police say was being driven by a woman having an argument with her son in the car.
  • Deadly car crash results in 10 year prison term
    A judge has sentenced a Eugene man to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of probation, after his conviction for manslaughter, assault and reckless driving.
  • Oregon Food Bank CEO retiring at end of June
    A woman who has helped develop a nationally recognized hunger-relief network in Oregon and southwest Washington says she’ll retire as CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, effective June 30.
  • Man charged in case involving vandalized UO public safety vehicle
    Eugene police have charged 20-year-old Max Aaron Chase of Eugene with one count of first-degree criminal mischief in connection with vandalism committed more than a year ago that resulted in about $7,000 worth of damage to a University of Oregon Depart…
  • Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club reopens
    The Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club has reopened after shutting its doors since October 2011.
  • Topless Protest in Eugene Not a Crime
    A second topless protest hit the streets of Eugene Tuesday night.   On Tuesday night sometime after 5 p.m., a group of five topless women and a couple men marched across the bridge that connects the city and county buildings outside the Euge…
  • Ridgeline expansion no easy trail
    It seemed clean, simple and, well, a touch soul-less, the announcement in early December that the city of Eugene was acquiring 193 more acres to add to its 1,200-acre Ridgeline Trail System. It was actually none of the three. To begin, I come at this w…
  • Mischief at the mall: Duo cited for scrambling up on roof
    Two young men got stuck on the roof of the Valley River Center mall after shimmying up the wall to retrieve a shoe.
  • Two Billies make Class 3A all-state
    Pleasant Hill wide receiver Will Parmenter and offensive lineman Parker Smith were first-team all-state selections in Class 3A football. Coquille linebacker Derrick Yarnell and punter Austin Arrant were also first-team picks. Santiam Christian and Dayt…
  • Pac-12 sets football schedules for 2012 season
    Every Pac-12 football game will be broadcast to a national audience, which is a first for the conference. The Ducks and Beavers both start their seasons at home on Sept. 1.

Tim Chuey Weather:


Just a little wet for your Thursday, then we’ll start drying out again.

High: 50
Low: 33
Rain: 60%

frontal system brought clouds and some rain back. There will be a dry period for the weekend. Another frontal system will be pushed in by an upper level low (“U” shape on yellow line) early next week, but the space in between will be dry. The snow levels still will not come down low enough to increase the possibility of some serious mountain snow. Mt. Ashland is closed now due to poor snow conditions. Hoodoo is officially open this week (as usual closed Wednesdays). Still not enough snow yet for Willamette Pass to open for skiing. Please check their web sites for the latest details and updates.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy with showers likely (60%) this AM, a good (50%) chance of isolated showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this evening, patchy AM fog, just mostly cloudy Friday, a slight (20%) chance of rain in the afternoon, a (30%) chance of showers in the evening, a slight (20%) chance of showers late Friday night, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday, then partly cloudy Saturday night highs 50-42 warming to 45 Saturday lows 36-33. Partly cloudy Sunday and Sunday evening, mostly cloudy Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday and Monday night, then partly cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday highs 49-45 lows near 34. (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

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

December 2 – Morning Headlines

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The USDA cuts funding for the Winery Report. Local vineyards rely on this report.

Headlines

  • Third stabbing suspect turns himself in
    The third of three suspects in a stabbing that occurred Nov. 20 on East 14th Avenue turned himself in to police Thursday night, Eugene police said. Flavio Alberto Villa, 19, was subsequently charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and f…
  • Retirement home employee charged with burglary
    A former retirement home employee is in jail, accused of stealing credit card information from residents. Eugene police say the suspect caught the victims off guard by gaining their trust before stealing from them. Cynthia Rose Smith was arrested and l…
  • Lane County and its nurses at odds in contract talks
    Lane County government and its union-represented nurses have reached a stalemate in contract talks, presenting the possibility of a future strike over health insurance or wages, a union official said this week. The two sides will try to come to terms t…
  • Funding Cut for Oregon Winery Report
    Oregon winemakers are wrapping up their harvest season.  The fruits of their labor are usually published in an annual report conducted by the USDA, but the federal government has just cut funding for the report.The Oregon Wine Growers As…
  • Eugene man gets probation in Taser case
    A Eugene man whose drunken-driving conviction was overturned on appeal will serve two years probation on a related charge of resisting arrest, a Lane County Circuit judge ruled on Thursday. Paul Rene Chaney, 37, was also ordered to serve 14 days in jai…
  • Em-X researching additional routes, improving existing stations
    The Lane Transit District is looking to make a few changes in the next couple of weeks and will present the ideas in a meeting next week.
  • Senate Passes Christmas Tree Resolution
    Starting Thursday, the first full week in December will be designated as National Christmas Tree Week. Sponsored by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, the Senate unanimously passed the Christmas tree resolution Wednesday, saying it honors the jo…
  • Oregon volleyball falls to Colorado State in tournament
    The No. 13 Oregon volleyball team’s first NCAA Tournament game in two years ended in bitter disappointment Thursday night. The Ducks dropped a five-set heartbreaker to Colorado State in Hawaii, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 15-25, 15-10. Duck outside hitter A…

Tim Chuey Weather:

The dry weather will continue through early next week.

High: 49
Low: 30
Rain: Dry

A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) is moving over us and the airflow will dry us out and return the sunshine. So, for the better part of the next 5 days we’ll see sunshine after the late night and early AM fog clears out. That also means that our air quality will suffer with the sinking air of high pressure holding on to the pollutants at the surface. Early to mid next week we’ll see the chance of precipitation returning.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Saturday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday afternoon, then partly cloudy with patchy late night and early AM fog Saturday night through Sunday night highs 46-49 lows near 30-32. Partly cloudy with early AM and late night patchy fog Monday and Monday night, partly cloudy Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday night (snow level 1,000 ft.), then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday highs 50-44 lows 32-36. (seasonal averages high 47 low 35)

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

October 26 – Morning Headlines

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State Police are looking for a few...better recruits.

Headlines

  • Former SELCO assistant manager pleads guilty to embezzlement
    A former SELCO Credit Union assistant branch manager admitted in federal court Tuesday that she used her supervisory position to conceal her theft of nearly $150,000 between 2003 and May of this year. Lenora Jane Colburn, 49, pleaded guilty to a single…
  • Truck theft results in quick recovery by CG police
    On Tuesday afternoon Cottage Grove’s Dave Ward could hardly believe his eyes when he saw his truck and trailer being driven north on Harvey Road by a stranger. “I was servicing an account near Safeway, my son and I were just finishing up,
  • Eugene voting wards adjusted
    The Eugene City Council on Monday night unanimously approved relatively minor changes to City Council ward boundaries, as part of the once-in-a-decade redistricting exercise. Most of the boundaries of the eight wards will remain the same, but some adju…
  • Eugene officer’s memorial to be improved
    Springfield City Council member Joe Pishioneri says plans are in the works for a permanent marker to eventually replace the current collection of flags, flowers and memorabilia.
  • LCC President named CEO of the year
    Lane Community College President Mary Spilde was named Chief Executive of the year earlier this month by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), beating over 1,200 other community college presidents across the country to earn the associat…
  • Fitness tests wash out Oregon State trooper recruits
    The Oregon State Police are recruiting troopers and hoping they’ll get more applicants who have worked on their pushups.
  • Tech coworking space to open downtown
    A restaurant, a magazine and a high-tech incubator plan to lease space in the renovated Centre Court building, now known as the Broadway Commerce Center, in the heart of downtown Eugene.
  • Springfield Police Releases Smartphone App
    Springfield citizens can now get the latest crime news on their smartphone.   The Springfield Police Department is now part of an app called “My Police Department” or “MyPD”, which is available now for free in the iTunes & And…

Tim Chuey Weather:

A chilly start to your Wednesday with the chance of frost, fog, and maybe even freezing fog. Drive carefully.

High: 62
Low: 40
Rain: none

The jet stream shows a trough of low pressure (“U” shape on yellow line) is moving away from Oregon and it will be followed by a short lived area of high pressure (“Arch” shape on yellow line). A large upper level low will take over late in the week we’ll see a frontal system that will bring back more chances of rain to the Pacific Northwest.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Patchy fog and frost with possible freezing fog early this AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, partly cloudy and not as cold tonight, partly cloudy Thursday and Thursday evening, mostly cloudy Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Friday, then showers likely (60%) Friday night highs 56-62 lows 40-45. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday highs 62-57 lows near 46. (seasonal averages high 60 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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

May 13 – Evening Update

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The local headline update for Friday, May 13:

Tim Chuey: Mostly cloudy tonight with a slight (20%) chance of showers late, mostly cloudy Saturday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon with a (40%) chance of showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Saturday night (0.25 in. of rain possible).

Army Corp offering 1K reward for man seen taking pictures at Lookout Point Dam
Have you seen, or do you know this man? He was seen taking photos at night up at Lookout Point Dam.

Stats show spike in UO crime
Crime is spiking on the University of Oregon campus — that’s according to a three month report issued by the Department of Public Safety. But officials say those numbers shouldn’t be taken out of context.

Thief steals lung cancer survivor’s bike
A Springfield lung cancer survivor falls victim to brazen thieves and it’s all caught on video. Finding the bike may help others survive cancer.

Oregon House passes property tax deferral bill
The Oregon House has unanimously passed a bill that could make it tougher to live in a million-dollar house and still get the state to cover your property taxes.

Meth-related deaths up 22 percent in Oregon
The Oregon medical examiner’s office reports methamphetamine-related deaths rose 22 percent last year to claim 106 lives.

Deaths from meth in Oregon up 22%