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Springfield police report robbery at Main Street deli

Springfield police have reported another robbery, this time at the Ashley’s Deli on the 4000 block of Main Street. Police said the suspect, believed to be a white adult female, walked into the deli shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night. The suspect gave a note to an employee demanding money, …

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun vio­lence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action. Many of the students who joined demonstrations across the country Friday, including students in Eugene, Springfield and surrounding …

Eugene’s longtime anchorman John Doyle remembered as mentor

During a career that spanned four decades, Eugene television anchorman John Doyle was one of the city’s best-known residents. He was a serious journalist, a stickler for details with high standards for accuracy and fairness, his former colleagues say. But the longtime KVAL-TV anchorman also cared about the community and …

Oregon ranchers, feds defeat 2003 bull trout lawsuit

SALEM — Ranchers and the federal government have defeated a 15-year-old environmentalist lawsuit that claimed grazing imperils threatened bull trout in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman has dismissed the complaint, which was originally filed by the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Center for Biological Diversity …

Driver fleeing Portland police dies in wrong-way I-84 crash

PORTLAND — Portland police say a driver fleeing from the scene of a crash was killed when he or she drove the wrong on Interstate 84 and collided with another car. Sgt. Chris Burley said the incident began Thursday just before midnight with a two-car crash in outer northeast Portland. …

Two Lane County men missing

A disabled man and his care provider are missing and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find them. James “Jimmy” Maroon, 19, of Eugene, left with Jeffrey Richey, 48, of Creswell, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, to go into the woods, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. …

Oregon to get new license plate featuring gray whales

SALEM — From Oregon’s wine country to Crater Lake to the Portland Trailblazers, it can seem like there’s a special license plate for everything — but Oregonians will soon have one more to choose from. Oregon State University, home to a whale research program, has gathered enough would-be purchasers to …

Bear captured on video in south Eugene neighborhood

A black bear was captured on surveillance camera outside of a house in the south hills of Eugene Thursday morning. In the black and white video, the young bear can be seen straddling a row of overturned flower pots lined up on a ledge. It walks over them carefully, before …

Murder trial begins for Eugene woman who shot boyfriend at Alton Baker Park

Lacy Lyons of Eugene shot and killed her boyfriend last year in Alton Baker Park after enduring months of threats that led her to believe that she would die a violent death at his hands, her attorney told a jury Thursday during the first day of his client’s trial. “She …

Nonaffiliated Oregon voters could be shut out of May primary

SALEM — More than 800,000 of Oregon’s 2.6 million voters are not registered with any party. That’s fewer than the number of registered Democrats and more than the number of registered Republicans. The Bulletin reports Democrats and Republicans are urging voters to register with their parties before Tuesday, the deadline …

Officials considering Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel toll costs

SEATTLE — State transportation commissioners say they are considering the lowest possible tolls for the Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle so motorists won’t be tempted to skip it for busy downtown streets. The Seattle Times reports that one top option would charge four rates that range from $1 on weekends …

Zinke signs order to expand recreational opportunities

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. An order signed Wednesday directs the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies to develop plans within 90 days that focus on expanding recreational opportunities. The …

Group submits offers to buy Portland sites for ballpark

PORTLAND — Officials say the backers of an effort to bring a professional baseball team to Portland have submitted formal proposals to buy sites to potentially build a stadium. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the backers operating under the Portland Diamond Project are considering two sites for a ballpark near downtown. Portland …

USS Helena wreck located by team backed by Microsoft co-founder

HELENA, Mont. — Microsoft co-founder’s mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested ship’s endurance …

Beaverton school official resigns after immigration retweet

PORTLAND — A Beaverton School District deputy superintendent who retweeted a claim that immigrants in the country without legal permission “were more dangerous than assault rifles” and should be banned from the U.S. has resigned. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Steve Phillips’ resignation came on Tuesday, a day after the school district …

Springfield City Council candidate drops out of the race

SPRINGFIELD — Supporters of City Council candidate Michael Morris can vote for him if they want, but they’ll be wasting their vote. Morris, the challenger to incumbent City Councilor Sean VanGordon in the May 15 election, said he has ended his campaign — even though his name will appear on …

Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ dies at 84

NEW YORK — Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to “Morning Edition” and later his wit to “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” has died. He was 84. NPR said Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Potomac, Maryland. He retired in …

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