Archive for October, 2011

Local News Digest – County Redistricting Approved – Tsunami Trash – Halloween Hazards

October 27, 2011 3:24 pm News

  Commissioners approve new district boundaries On a split 3-2 vote the Lane County Commissioners approved new boundary lines yesterday for the districts they represent.  The three voting in favor, Jay Bozievich, Sid Leiken, and Faye Stewart agreed it was logical, but the two opposed, Rob Handy and Peter Sorenson, decried it as “gerrymandering”.  Bozievich, […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 27, 2011 2:44 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,261 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) – The Morrow County sheriff’s department says one person has been killed in a plane crash near Heppner. KNDU reports a second person was airlifted to a hospital with injuries after the crash last night. ST. PAUL, Ore. (AP) – […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 27, 2011 1:39 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,297 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland jury has awarded $2 million to a foster child abused and starved for two years. A lawyer for the boy argued that the Oregon Department of Human Resources failed to protect the child despite repeated reports to […]

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1st Oregon Sports Minute from the AP

October 27, 2011 12:49 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,381 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – An 11-year-old boy waiting for the school bus in the Southern Oregon community of Merlin was shot in the leg, and state police are investigating whether a man shooting at a deer in his front yard was responsible. […]

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Local News Digest – Domestic Violence – Gas Averages – Expense Fund – 2 Viks on UO HOF Team

October 26, 2011 3:46 pm News

Weaving a common thread… A compelling and awareness-raising reading will be held on stage this evening at the Florence Events Center; tales of three women and their struggles against domestic violence.  Leah Goodwin is a domestic violence advocate with Siuslaw Outreach Services.  She wrote the play based on the experiences of local women.   Leah […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 26, 2011 3:36 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,269 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Studded tires will be permitted on Oregon roads beginning Tuesday of next week. The studs are legal through March, but state highway officials encourage drivers to consider chains or snow-rated traction tires instead to limit road damage. SALEM, Ore. […]

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2nd Oregon News from the AP

October 26, 2011 3:35 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,258 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The Yamhill County sheriff’s office is trying to determine whether there was a second person on a plane that crashed after a midair collision south of Portland. One plane made an emergency landing yesterday in Champoeg State Park with […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 26, 2011 12:39 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,366 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – A sheriff’s spokesman says authorities have temporarily suspended a ground search for a possible second victim after two small planes collided near an Oregon state park. Yamhill County sheriff’s Capt. Ken Summers said last night that investigators continue to […]

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Local News Digest – Country redistricting; Food Survey; DMV; Vets Parade

October 25, 2011 3:49 pm News

Redistricting Hearing Set for Lane County Every ten years the Lane County Commission must review the boundaries for the five districts dividing the county.  The 2010 census showed relatively little change in population within the existing lines, but there are still three proposals on the table for the next decade.  One would leave things as […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 25, 2011 2:48 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,291 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press MERLIN, Ore. (AP) – Josephine County deputies say a 53-year-old woman has been found shot to in the driveway of her home at Merlin and her 63-year-old husband was found dead inside with a gunshot wound to his head. The sheriff’s office is […]

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