Archive for January, 2012

Local News – Schools Lock Down; Lane County Commission meets twice in Florence; Quality Child Care; Hazardous Materials; Athlete of the Week

January 31, 2012 11:48 pm Athlete of the Week, News, Sports

Schools went into lockdown as a result of last Friday’s weapon incident Shortly after 11 o’clock Friday morning staff members at Siuslaw Middle School looked across Oak Street and saw a young man brandishing what appeared to be a rifle.  Special Programs Director Ethel Angal (angle) said staff knew what to do and didn’t hesitate. […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 31, 2012 11:37 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,266 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Some Oregon state employees are angry their home email addresses were given to a state legislator. They were concerned when they received the email last week from Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point asking for their opinion on how […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 31, 2012 9:54 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,292 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon judge has imposed a 45-day jail sentence and mental health evaluation for a 33-year-old man who attacked customers at a Portland Toys R Us store with light sabers last December. David Canterbury the judge that he’s already […]

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NW Sports from the AP

January 31, 2012 8:52 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,218 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Paul Millsap scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz used a 13-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-89 on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 25 […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 31, 2012 8:51 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,247 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Voters in northwest Oregon will learn who will represent them in Congress as a special election wraps up Tuesday. Ballots are due by 8 p.m., in county-run drop boxes, and election officials say they’ll release the first results at […]

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Local News – Disaster Declaration; Bear Plea Bargain; Manslaughter Conviction; Weapon near Middle School; Business of the Year; Prep Basketball scores

January 31, 2012 12:35 am Mapleton Sailor Sports, News, Oregon State Sports, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

Lane County Makes Disaster Declaration You can add Lane County to the list of Oregon counties that will be included in Governor Kitzhaber’s disaster declaration this week.  High winds, heavy rain and flooding pummeled the Siuslaw and Mohawk Valleys two weeks ago, causing more than $900-thousand damage to public infrastructure alone.  So far, reports collected […]

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3rd Oregon News MInute from the AP

January 30, 2012 10:48 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,310 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press FAIRVIEW, Ore. (AP) – The mother of a man killed by Fairview officers disputes the police account of the shooting. Sandra Kelley called police Friday night when her 37-year-old son Larry McKinney came home drunk. She tells The Oregonian she was outside with […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 30, 2012 10:47 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,279 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Democrats and their allies have pumped more than $1 million into a Portland-area special election to replace former Congressman David Wu. Republicans have spent $85,000. Wu is a Democrat who resigned after a woman accused him of making an […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

January 30, 2012 8:54 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,242 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – An effort is afoot to unionize 2,000 faculty members at the University of Oregon. The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/ZjQzx2 ) that advocates have started fanning out to ask supporters to sign cards seeking state recognition for a new labor organization. […]

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Local News: Flood debris on beach; Damage estimates sought; New forest plan; Siuslaw Awards; Viking Wrestling

January 27, 2012 11:40 pm Mapleton Sailor Sports, News, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports

Flood debris piling up on area beaches… It’s a hobby that makes sense, especially for someone who lives on the Oregon Coast and is concerned about the environment. Jack Hibbs – “I go down every day and pick up garbage on the beach.” Jack Hibbs and his wife get their daily exercise and always take […]

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