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How low can you go? EWEB to test lamprey response to reservoir drawdowns

Eugene Water & Electric Board dropped the level of a Lane County reservoir on Thursday and Friday to see how an ugly jawless fish responded. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, and EWEB scientists want to know how best to help Pacific and brook lampreys …

Eugene police investigating after man visits doctor’s office with stab wound

Eugene police detectives are investigating after a man turned up at a doctor’s office with a stab wound Friday afternoon. According to Eugene-Springfield Fire dispatch logs, medics were called to the Oregon Medical Group office on Crescent Avenue at 1:23 p.m. for a report of a patient with a stab …

AG considers investigating Facebook

SALEM — Oregon’s attorney general said Friday she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers’ private information. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told The Associated Press that she and several other state attorneys general are drafting a letter …

Oregon Revenue Department says security breach affected 36,000

SALEM — State Department of Revenue officials said Friday that an internal security breach in February affected about 36,000 taxpayers, but that they don’t believe anyone’s personal information was accessed by unauthorized people or otherwise used inappropriately. The potentially affected information includes names, addresses and Social Security numbers. On Feb. …

Veneta woman arrested for having sex with juvenile male

VENETA — A 30-year-old Veneta woman was arrested Friday for allegedly having sex with a juvenile male, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies arrested Ashley Triplett Friday morning on preliminary charges of sexual misconduct, second and third degree sex abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and …

3 bald eagles shot to death near Tangent, Oregon

TANGENT, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the deaths of three bald eagles in Linn County. Oregon State Police investigators believe the eagles were shot. The agency told KATU-TV no arrests have been made, and there isn’t a suspect. Though no longer endangered, the birds are still protected by state and …

Oregon man, 25, missing after visit to Lucky 7 casino

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — Authorities are in southwestern Oregon are looking for a 25-year-old man last seen meeting up with someone outside a casino. Sheriff John Ward of Curry County says Andrea Greenfield reported her son Max Greenfield missing on Tuesday — three days after he left home in the …

Justice Dept. charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies. The Iranian defendants are accused of working at the behest of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to steal large quantities …

For argument’s sake: Speech and debate convinced Keith Eddins he could be more

For the majority of his youth in southern Mississippi, Keith Eddins didn’t think he was worthy of ever leaving the state. As a teenager, Eddins, now 60, figured he would graduate from high school, attend college at the University of Mississippi and become a lawyer — remaining a resident of …

‘Ugly,’ decaying sculpture set to be removed from Monroe Park

If Eugene’s public art collection was a family, the inscrutable sculpture at Monroe Park would be the freakishly large, oddball cousin that relatives avoid talking about. But after 28 years of being tolerated by city officials and openly reviled by some neighbors while being defended by others, the wood and …

Eugene man gets prison time in prostitution case

A 23-year-old Eugene man will serve a prison sentence in a prostitution case. Colby Russell Jongeward was sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court to three counts of promoting prostitution. Eugene police arrested Jongeward last August at a Franklin Boulevard motel, after …

A3 Vice Principal Ed Mendelssohn resigns

SPRINGFIELD — Ed Mendelssohn, the vice principal of the Springfield district’s ­Academy of Arts and Academics, announced in a statement Wednesday evening that he’s resigning from his position at the alternative high school. In a statement to A3’s ­Governing Board, ­Mendelssohn said the district’s ­decision to dissolve the charter prompted …

Brother stabbed, rescued in Coburg

COBURG — Police and medics rushed to the Coburg exit on Interstate 5 just after midnight Thursday to intercept a man who was allegedly stabbed by his brother and take him to the hospital. Oregon State Police and Coburg Fire crews met the victim, a 33-year-old, at the exit and …

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