Archive for September, 2011

2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 22, 2011 2:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,272 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A former Wells Fargo Bank assistant branch manager in Coos Bay has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing from customers. The U.S. Attorney said Shawna Leimomi Saia was also ordered to pay more than $625,000 […]

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Public Lands Day this Saturday

September 22, 2011 1:58 pm News

Saturday will mark the second straight weekend where residents can get out and help clean up where they play.  It’s National Public Lands Day and 30 events are scheduled around Oregon to make what officials are calling “important improvements” to well used areas. In Douglas County, it’s the 29th year of the Umpqua Basin Cleanup.  […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 22, 2011 12:34 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,258 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) – Another day of searching has turned up no trace of a Portland man who vanished from an encampment of the Cycle Oregon bicycle tour. The Oregonian reported yesterday that the number of volunteers has dropped from the 100-plus who […]

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Demand for food up while donations are down

September 21, 2011 3:03 pm News

The people who take care of feeding those who don’t have enough, say they’re having a difficult time meeting the need. Vicki Sieber-Benson – “We had about a six percent increase in need, and at the same time we’ve had a 17-percent drop off in food donations and a 30-percent drop off in cash donations.” […]

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Stop, Look and Listen

September 21, 2011 2:56 pm News

If you live near, or frequently cross, railroad tracks in Western Lane and Douglas Counties you’ve no doubt already noticed the maintenance and work crews that have been clearing tracks and repairing right of way.  Those work trucks will shortly be replaced by slow moving freight trains, making it even more important that area residents […]

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Lane County wins $750k grant for corrections

September 21, 2011 2:55 pm News

The Lane County Sheriff’s office will receive three-quarters of a million dollars to fund a “second chance” to convicts being released from the prison system.  The money will fund treatment programs and half-way houses aimed at providing a support system for returning offenders to ease their transition back into a productive life. Captain Greg Fox […]

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Local gas prices below average for state

September 21, 2011 2:54 pm Gas Prices, News

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded increased by about a penny locally this past week, it’s at $3.76.  At the same time the statewide average, as measured by Triple-A, held steady at $3.84.  Prices continue to fall in other areas of the country however, as Triple-A reports the national average price dropped […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 21, 2011 2:39 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,270 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – When the FBI notified police that a Springfield man had purchased a mail-order suicide kit, officers went to his home and kicked down his door to check on him. He’s OK. The Register Guard reports the helium hood kit […]

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2nd Oregon News from the AP

September 21, 2011 2:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,324 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) – The mayor and three city councilors in the small Oregon timber town of Oakridge have survived a recall election despite a financial crisis that has turned recent council meetings into shouting matches. The Register-Guard reports that returns from yesterday’s […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 21, 2011 12:38 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,266 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital on Sept. 3 while on a supervised walk. The Oregonian reports Matthew Ingle ran ahead of a group of patients and staff out for a […]

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