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Barger Drive reopened after wreck causes Eugene police closure of road at Beltline

Eugene police report that Barger Drive has been reopened following a closure between the Randy Papé Beltline and Echo Hollow Road due to a wreck. Eugene police officers are investigating the crash and ask motorists nearby to use alternate routes. This story will be updated as information becomes available. Follow …

Eugene police feed a holiday meal to the homeless

Megan Vaughan has met Eugene police officer David Clark before. “I used to be doing hardcore drugs, and I got in trouble for that,” Vaughan said. “And then I didn’t listen to my (parole officer) and I got in a fight. And that’s when he arrested me.” But on Friday, …

Tiny homes in Eugene provide a housing bridge for the homeless

Gib Hayes, 76, says he doesn’t want to leave his house. The weather isn’t keeping him indoors; he just loves his new home in Eugene. “I don’t even want to go outside,” he said with a shy smile, standing outside of the house. “It’s so nice in there.” It’s also …

Oregon postpones 2018 sport abalone season

SALEM — Oregon has postponed the 2018 recreational abalone season that was scheduled to open Jan. 1. The decision follows California’s closure of its 2018 abalone season because of concerns over the health of the population. Abalone stocks in California have fallen below target levels as environmental conditions have reduced …

Court sides with former Astoria principal in teacher misconduct case

ASTORIA — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the state’s decision to revoke the license of a former principal because he failed to act on warnings of possible teacher misconduct in 2004. The sexual relationship between an Astoria High teacher and student didn’t come to light until nearly a …

Former Klamath County teacher pleads guilty in sex case involving student

MERRILL — A former teacher in Klamath County has been sentenced to probation after admitting he threatened a student not to disclose details of their sexual relationship. The Herald and News reports Jeffrey Vincent pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to witness tampering. Charges of coercion and official misconduct were dropped in …

Woman extradited to Oregon to face charges in fatal crash

HILLSBORO — A Tigard woman accused of first-degree manslaughter after a crash that killed a pedestrian has been extradited to Oregon after being arrested in California. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says investigators found that Michelle McMillan’s blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit at the time …

Shooting suspect search ends after he apparently shoots self

PORTLAND — A search for a man sought in connection with a Washington state shooting ended outside Portland, Oregon, after authorities say he was found in a stranger’s home and apparently shot himself. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a SWAT team and crisis negotiation unit surrounded a home in Fairview after finding …

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