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Eugene man admits he crashed weddings, stole $13K in gifts

Sep. 23, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of crashing four weddings in Junction City on the same day and stealing more than $13,000 in gifts has pleaded guilty. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 42-year-old Brian Keith Starr of Eugene pleaded guilty Friday to charges of aggravated first-degree theft and...

No. 7 Stanford rallies for 38-31 OT win over No. 20 Oregon

Sep. 23, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson. "I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down with it was pretty awesome," said Costello, who threw...

Meet Eugene's young climate 'warriors'

Sep. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There's the punk rocker, the animal lover and the shy performer. A future educator, a taekwondo black belt and an outdoorsman also are part of the group. All six young people from Eugene are among 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government in an unprecedented, constitutional...

No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon in marquee Pac-12 game

Sep. 21, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two ranked teams. Two star players. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype. And deservedly so. The implications of the big game at Autzen Stadium could stretch beyond this weekend. It may play a part in the Pac-12 North, the league championship...

Eugene high school teacher named Oregon's teacher of year

Sep. 19, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene high school teacher has been named 2019 Oregon Teacher of the year. Keri Pilgrim Ricker accepted the award at an assembly Tuesday at Churchill High, where she teaches health occupation classes. Ricker says she's honored and humbled. She credited the work of teachers and staff...

Editorials from around Oregon

Sep. 19, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

The Eugene Register-Guard, Sept. 19, on city, public needing more details about University of Oregon project: Eugene residents made a good point last week about the University of Oregon's planned north campus development: The UO has provided too few specifics about the project. It's no wonder that the project...

No. 20 Ducks dispatch San Jose State 35-22; Stanford up next

Sep. 15, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he spent the week telling the No. 20 Ducks the importance of focusing on San Jose State with Stanford looming next weekend. Oregon emerged Saturday with a somewhat lackluster 35-22 victory over the surprising Spartans. "The best part about this thing is...

No. 20 Ducks get San Jose State tuneup before Pac-12 opener

Sep. 14, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The challenge for Oregon is to not look past San Jose State this Saturday in preparing for Stanford next weekend. It may not be easy given the mismatch. San Jose State is 0-2, with losses to FCS-level UC Davis and to Washington State. The Spartans rank 113th among FBS teams (out of 129)...

Court: Attempt to silence officer violated First Amendment

Sep. 13, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has found that firing a Springfield police officer who refused to sign an agreement prohibiting her from saying or writing anything negative about the department or the city violated her First Amendment right to free speech. The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Oregon white supremacist sentenced in Creswell stabbing case

Sep. 13, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon white supremacist accused of stabbing an acquaintance was sentenced to more than two years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 38-year-old Jacob Laskey was sentenced in Lane County after pleading guilty Monday to charges of fourth-degree assault and unlawful use of a...