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Apparently feeling the heat from China’s homegrown competition, Starbucks made news this week by partnering with Alibaba-owned delivery service Ele.me to roll out coffee drink deliveries, the South China Morning…

Where Did The Week Go… Home Intruder Turns Out to be Dog

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Dog Mistaken for Home Intruder

Remember that horror movie where the babysitter calls 911 and says, “the call is coming from inside the house.” Well, we had a scenario like that play out only the intruder turned out to have four legs and a tail.

Deputies in Sonoma County in California received a call from a distraught 18-year-old saying he heard noises coming from upstairs after his dogs became agitated.

“We came out and he’s all afraid, thinking there’s a prowler in his house,” department spokesman Spencer Crum said. “Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior.”

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Freeze, with your paws up! | (Sonoma Sheriff’s Office)

“One of the deputies outside the house heard this scratching noise,” said Crum. “He shined his light around the house and saw this dog sticking his head out a skylight on the roof. The deputy said — and I quote — ‘At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.'”

The dog in question belonged to the owner who simply forgot to account for his largest dog, who was tall enough to stick his head out of the skylight.

The picture is priceless and might be the funniest photo taken in 2016.

“I’ve done this job for 25 years, and there’s been a lot of strange calls,” said Crum. “A dog mistaken for an intruder in his own home? That’s pretty abnormal.”

 

Video Captures Great White Shark Breaking Open Cage With Diver Inside

If the last story featured the photo of the year, this one includes the craziest video of 2016.

A group of people were visiting Mexico’s Guadalupe Island and decided to take a diving trip with the hopes of seeing the local underwater wildlife. One man however got a little closer than he wanted.

Captured on video by an unidentified man, Ming Chan entered a shark cage to get a closer look at a few great whites. The cage didn’t exactly hold up its end of the bargain. In the video, a shark smashes through the cage and appears to be inside with Chan.

After a few seconds, the shark reemerges and manages to flop its way out of the top of the cage. But the shark has blood on it and Chan fails to surface for what seems like forever prompting witnesses to say, “Oh my god.”

Chan eventually reached the top of the cage and was helped back onto the boat. A less experienced diver might have been dead.

“He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks,” said the videographer. “The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured.”

There are things I have no desire to do. I never plan to climb Mt. Everest, visit the state of Missouri or — now– climb into a shark cage. No thank you.

 

Woman Gives Birth in Checkout Line at Walmart

Clean up at register 11! I wouldn’t want this detail.

A woman in Payson, Utah, walked into Walmart to buy a few things. She walked out with a new baby.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, the woman was in the process of checking out when she suddenly dropped to her knees holding her stomach. Instead of panicking, the woman remained calm.

“Just before she went into full labor, she insisted on paying for her merchandise,” said store manager Dustin Haight. “But we weren’t really interested in taking her money at that point, but she insisted. It was pretty funny.”

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And you thought you’d seen it all at your local Walmart. | (Mike Blake/Reuters)

The mother and newborn were taken to Mountain View Hospital in Payson and are doing well according to ABC News.

Walmart employees have spoken with the mother of three, Haight said, and he plans to hook her up.

“We have been in touch with the young lady. We’re going to have her back on Friday for some gifts,” said Haight. “We have a whole list of things. We’re going to buy her some baby supplies like diapers and formula, clothes and a birthday cake.”

Dubbed the “register baby” by store associates, the mom and child certainly have a story to tell for the rest of their lives.

 

Eugene Walmart Evacuated

WALMART logoEUGENE, Ore. — Fire officials are still trying to figure out what caused some customers at a Eugene Walmart to report noxious odors late Sunday night.

The store at 4550 West 11th Avenue was briefly evacuated around 11 p.m. after some customers complained of the odors.

The fire department responded, including a hazardous material team, but they did not detect any gases. The store was reopened shortly afterward.

A fire official says the store will review its surveillance tapes to see what may have gone wrong.

Store managers did not comment.

May 11 – Morning Headlines

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  • Man robs Walmart at gunpoint
    A man pulled a gun on a Walmart cashier and demanded money just before 9 a.m. Friday, police said.
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    Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz today released the proposed municipal government budget with two scenarios: One that anticipates voters’ passage of the hotly contested city service fee; the other reflecting its defeat. Ruiz will know which version t
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    A shop building in Cottage Grove was engulfed in flames early Tuesday morning. No individuals were hurt and firefighters were unable to salvage the building nor its contents. An investigation is ongoing.
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    The NCAA’s home-grown scandal is hitting hard at headquarters. President Mark Emmert announced Monday that Julie Roe Lach, the vice president of enforcement, is leaving and will soon be replaced by private attorney Jonathan D
  • NCU Loses to College of Idaho, Season Ends
    The Northwest Christian University women’s basketball season came to a halt on Tuesday night as they fell to the College of Idaho, 65-56. College of Idaho will play Oregon Tech on Friday in the CCC Semifinals. 
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    Adam Kennybrew, a former member on Oregon’s football team, has been hired as the next head football coach of Willamette High School. He will replace Dan Fritz, who had been head coach for the past seven years.
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    Crow’s boys basketball team will be heading to the second round of the OSAA Class 1A boys basketball playoffs after downing New Hope Christian by a score of 76-62.

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Look for some fog this morning, then rain this afternoon.

Another upper level high pressure ridge (the shaded “Arch” shape) is moving eastward away from us bringing the rain back as a trough of low pressure (Shaded “U” shape) moved in along the coast and a frontal system pushed southward through Oregon.  Another storm will come in today. Yet another frontal system will slide toward us Friday increasing the rain chances. See the pattern here of frontal systems that will march through the Pacific Northwest.

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High: 49
Low: 32
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with areas of fog this AM, rain this afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with rain in the evening, a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (0.15 in. of rain possible), rain likely (70%) Thursday (0.15 in. of rain possible), and Thursday night (0.10 in. of rain possible), rain and breezy Friday, then mostly cloudy with showers Friday night highs 47-49 lows 32-37. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Saturday, a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday, rain likely (60%) Sunday night, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday night, then mostly cloudy with good (50%) chance of rain and snow Tuesday (snow level 1,000 ft.) highs 45-50 cooling to near 44 Monday warming to near 50 Tuesday lows 37-34. (seasonal averages high 52 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.

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  • Sexual abuse charge dropped
    A judge on Monday dismissed a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge against 29-year-old Eliaser Baez-Duarte, after a prosecutor said videotape from a Springfield strip club did not support a dancer’s allegation that the accused man forced himself on her as…
  • One person dies in Hwy 58 crash
    One person has died in a two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 58 near Lowell, according to Oregon State Police.
  • Heavy rain floods multiple Eugene intersections
    Heavy rain mixed with leaves and other debris strained Eugene’s stormwater collection system on Monday evening. The downpour led to flooding over curbs at multiple intersections in Eugene.
  • Walmart to open grocery store in Gateway ‘food desert’
    Walmart plans to open a grocery store in a vacant retail space in the heart of one of Lane County’s “food deserts.”
  • UO’s Alleyne earns Pac-12 honor
    Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne was named the Pac-12 women’s basketball freshman of the week after she broke the conference rebounding record. Alleyne had school records of 38 points and 27 rebounds off the bench in a double-overtime loss to Portland Stat…
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    Oregon was down a big man Monday night, but Tony Woods made it hardly matter. The 6-foot-11 Oregon senior recorded a career high for points with 17 and matched one for blocked shots with five as the Ducks rode his domination on the inside to a 67-45 wi…
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    The saga of Arsalan Kazemi continues. The senior transfer from Rice University had been ruled ineligible to play basketball for the Ducks this season by the NCAA before receiving his clearance waiver on Thursday. Now, his former school is disputing cla

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We still have serious chances for more rain today. It will taper off for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday and then increase Friday through the weekend.

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An upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) coming out of the Gulf of Alaska  is pushing a frontal system through Oregon bringing heavy rain and serious wind. A new front will push through today, and yet another frontal system will march through Oregon later this week assuring the wet weather will stick around. We’ll have to keep an eye out for flooded streets due to plugged storm drains and keep watching water levels if you live near a river or stream. We will turn to less intense rain as something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day, but it will still be a good day to stay indoors and eat turkey (or Tofurkey).

High: 55
Low: 42
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers this AM, rain this afternoon (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: S 15-25 mph), showers this evening, rain late tonight (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (wind: S 15-25 mph), showers Wednesday (0.20 in. of rain possible), cloudy with evening showers likely (60%), a good (50%) chance of showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) late Wednesday night, cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM rain, a slight (20%) chance of afternoon rain Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), then a good (50%) chance of rain Thursday night highs 52-55 lows 46-42. Mostly cloudy with rain likely (70%) Friday through Sunday, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Sunday night, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday highs 54-50 lows 48-40 (seasonal averages high 51 low 37)

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.

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The Willamette Valley is on flood watch through Tuesday. This is an image from the 1927 Willamette River Flood (Lane County Historical Museum) taken in Glenwood.
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    A flood watch is in effect for the much of Oregon’s Willamette Valley region through Tuesday, including much of Lane County.
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    The AAA auto club reports the average price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.53.
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    Just minutes from downtown Eugene, the Stonecrest subdivision was supposed to be an upscale residential haven on rolling uplands offering sweeping views of the Coburg Hills and even a glimpse of the giant O at Autzen Stadium. But five years after the c…
  • ‘Complete shock’ in bank robbery charges against Oregon family
    Ronald Scott Catt and his children, Hayden and Abby, were arrested in Katy, Texas last week and officials there think they could be responsible for several Oregon bank robberies, as well.
  • Wal-Mart incident leads to suit
    Five months after a Wal-Mart cashier assaulted her with a shopping basket as she tried to buy a soft drink, a Eugene woman has filed a $150,000 personal injury lawsuit against the Arkansas-based retail behemoth. Helen L. Ray, 28, claims in the suit fil…
  • Off-campus parties get Eugene council hearing
    Eugene’s proposal to crack down on large disruptive, alcohol-­fueled parties is expected to draw a young crowd to the City Council this evening. University of Oregon student leaders have asked students to turn out in force at the council’s public …
  • Annual Run to Stay Warm helps keep the heat running
    Runners in the annual “Run to Stay Warm” half-marathon on Sunday hit the Riverbank trails to keep their temperatures up, as well as keep the heat running inside of the homes of low-income families around Eugene.
  • Veneta girl sends Christmas gifts overseas
    8-year-old Autumn Prieto filled over 200 shoeboxes with gifts to send to underprivileged children all over the world.
  • Holly Farm donating 50 percent to schools
    Marilyn Janz has been a familiar face for people shopping at the Spring Creek Holly Farm’s office in Leaburg. LEABURG: The third season of the Give Back To Schools program will begin the day after Thanksgiving at the Spring Creek Holly Farm.
  • Lane women cruise to Everett tournament title
    Simone Thompson scored 20 points and Megan Shields added a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead Lane to an 88-69 women’s basketball victory over Everett in the championship game of the Everett Community College Clas…

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More wet and windy weather will challenge our outdoor activities again today.

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An upper level trough of low pressure coming out of the Gulf of Alaska (shaded “U” shape) is pushing a frontal system at us bringing more rain and wind.  More frontal systems will march through Oregon this week assuring the wet and windy weather will stick around. We’ll have to keep an eye out for flooded streets due to plugged storm drains and keep watching water levels if you live near a river or stream. Mid week will turn to less intense rain, then returning later in the week.

High: 57
Low: 44
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with rain (0.50 in. of rain possible) and windy (wind: S 20-30 mph gusts to 45 mph) today, rain (2.00 in. of rain possible), possibly heavy at times, tonight and windy (wind: S 20-30 mph decreasing to S 10-15 mph late night), rain Tuesday (0.75 in. of rain possible) and Tuesday evening, showers late Tuesday night (0.35 in. of rain possible) and Wednesday, then rain likely (60%) Wednesday night highs 57-52 lows 50-44. Cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), rain likely (70%) Thursday night, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Friday, rain likely (70%) Friday night and Saturday, rain Saturday night, then rain likely (60%) Sunday highs 53-56 cooling to near 50 Sunday lows near 45. (seasonal averages high 51 low 37)

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.

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April 17 – Morning Headlines

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  • EWEB mulls smart meters
    The Eugene Water & Electric Board is poised to take another step toward installing 89,000 “smart” meters at customer homes to remotely gather detailed usage information — and to start and stop service with a few clicks of a computer mouse. Th…
  • Motorcycle club members arrested after highway confrontation near Eugene
    Two members of the Brother Speed Motorcycle Club are being held in the Lane County Jail on multiple charges after they allegedly menaced the occupants of a car and damaged the vehicle in retaliation for an earlier incident west of Eugene on Sunday even…
  • Elderly couple dead of gunshots
    An elderly couple in the Santa Clara area have have died of gunshots, and police do not suspect any other people were involved in the incident, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning. At about 10:16 a.m. on April 15, Lane County Sheriff…
  • Siblings become wards of state in Creswell case
    Six Creswell siblings became wards of the state today as their parents await trial in connection with the death of their 17-year-old son, who died in December after the couple allegedly chose prayer over medical care for his undisclosed treatable ailme…
  • Scam: Message claims consumers won gift card 

    Cell phone users are getting targeted with text messages that claim to be from Walmart. The text message claims that consumers have won a $1,000 gift card.
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    Production of wine grapes hit a record high in Oregon last year — 41,500 tons, a whopping 33 percent increase over the previous year, according to a report released by the Oregon Wine Board Monday. The increase came despite a small — 100 acres — …
  • Oregon baseball beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3-2
    Kyle Garlick drove in Aaron Payne with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to give sixth-ranked Oregon a 3-2 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday at PK Park. Jeff Gold (5-2) pitched the first seven innings before Tommy Thorpe struck out the side in…
  • Isagawa leads surge as Ducks sit in ninth at Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
    In the second round of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, No. 21 Oregon women’s golf shaved two strokes of its opening round score to finish with a 16-over 592 overall. The Ducks are now sitting in ninth place in the tournament, 29 strokes behind th…
  • Oregon’s Johnson taken in WNBA draft
    Oregon senior Amanda Johnson was selected in the third round of today’s WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Johnson, who averaged 18 points and 9.6 rebounds to lead the Ducks in both categories this past season, was taken with the ninth pick of the th…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Don’t let the sunshine this morning fool you, there are more clouds on the way that will make it wet by late today.

High: 62
Low: 42
Rain: likely up to 0.25 inches

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) will be moving away from the Pacific Northwest with a low pressure trough (“U” shape on the yellow line) pushing in behind it. that means we will be going back to a wet weather pattern. A frontal system is pushing through returning the clouds and chance for rain. Yet another frontal system will be offshore Thursday to make landfall by Friday, assuring us that we’ll have clouds and rain continuing.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun with patchy fog this AM, becoming mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with rain likely (60%) tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), rain Wednesday AM, showers likely (60%) Wednesday afternoon (0.15 in. of rain possible), cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers in the evening, rain likely (60%) late Wednesday night (0.15 in. of rain possible), rain Thursday, then rain likely (60%) Thursday night highs 58-62 lows 42-49. Mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Friday, a (40%) chance of of showers Friday night through Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday and Sunday night, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Monday highs 64-57 lows 47-42. (seasonal averages high 61 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.

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Eugene Man Warns About Survey Scam

A Eugene man wants people to know about a scam that making the rounds.

 

He recently filled out a survey at Walmart, and then this week he received a text congratulating him for winning a $100 gift card and a $250 gift certificate from Walmart.

 

But when he dialed the number, the operator requested his credit card information.

 

The operator went on to say they would charge him $5 for shipping and handling.

 

He hung up and dialed Wal-Mart corporate, who told him they were doing no such thing.

 

“I know a lot of folks that also filled out this same survey.  Times are tough and you get baited real easy,” said Chuck King.

 

He tried the number again Friday and it still worked.

 

He then dialed the fraud division to report the scam.

September 8 – Morning Headlines

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  • County, litigator part ways; agreement includes $10,875 payment
    Lane County government and its only full-time litigator have parted ways, for reasons that top officials declined to discuss this week. Pierre Robert was perhaps best known for defending the county against a high-profile lawsuit alleging violations of …
  • Eugene Police Cite Skateboarder Hit by Car
    A Eugene skateboarder who collided with a car last week has been cited for prohibited skateboarding and possession of marijuana.   Joseph Fabiano, 19, was hit by a car last Tuesday afternoon on West 19th and Lincoln Street.   Police s…
  • FOOD For Lane County Receives Walmart Grant
    FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) will receive a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s Oregon State Giving Program.   The money will help distribute the food to hunger-fighting organizations that provide community members with food.  …
  • Eugene Emeralds eliminated in playoffs despite comeback attempt
    With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-4 winner-take-all Northwest League playoff game against the Vancouver Canadians, catcher Matt Colantonio hit into a fielder’s choice at second base to end the game Wednesday ni…

Tim Chuey Weather:

It looks like this heat wave will last through the weekend, so do your best to keep cool and hydrated.

Saturday College Football Forecasts: Ducks vs. Nevada at Autzen Stadium – Kickoff time 12:30 PM – Sunny and hot warming to the mid 90s by the end of the game. Beavers vs Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin – Kickoff 11:00 AM CDT 9:00 AM PDT – Sunny & warming from near 60 to the mid 70s by the end of the game.

We will be staying under a strengthening blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week assuring that we will stay from very warm to hot. It looks like a frontal system will move down from the northwest early next week and that could break the back of this heat wave as long as the ridge weakens or moves to the East.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Sunny and hot today through Saturday with clear nights highs 94-92 warming to 96 Saturday lows near 53. Mostly sunny Sunday through Wednesday with mostly clear nights except partly cloudy Tuesday night highs 95-76 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 79 low 49)

Advisories: A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS. THAT MEANS THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED. A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TODAY UNTIL 8PM TONIGHT FOR ALL OF THE I-5 CORRIDOR FROM PORTLAND SOUTH TO COTTAGE GROVE AND EASTWARD INTO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTH CASCADES, AND THE FOOTHILLS OF THE CASCADES OF LANE COUNTY.

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.

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90's again today.