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Guest avoids injury when car smashes into Oregon motel room

Feb. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in west-central Oregon say a woman is facing charges after crashing into a motel room where a guest was sleeping. The Eugene Police Department says 21-year-old Jordan Leann Belvelry lost control of her vehicle at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and crashed into the America's Best...

Music teacher convicted of sex abuse gets 30 days in jail

Feb. 16, 2019 11:15 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 37-year-old music teacher has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse with an underage student. The Register-Guard reports that Gabriel Donovan Dickinson also received three years of probation at his sentencing...

Ionescu scores 29, No. 3 Oregon beats No. 9 Oregon St 77-68

Feb. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Even on a night where she had 29 points in a rivalry game against Oregon State, Sabrina Ionescu picked apart her performance. Ever the perfectionist, Ionescu added nine assists and five rebounds for No. 3 Oregon in a 77-68 victory over the ninth-ranked Beavers for the Ducks' 17th...

Ionescu helps No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon St 77-68

Feb. 15, 2019 11:44 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists, and No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon State 77-68 Friday night for its 17th straight win. Ruthy Hebard added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks (24-1, 13-0 Pac-12), who have the longest active winning streak in the nation. Oregon...

Eugene to consider payroll tax for public safety

Feb. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council will consider a proposed payroll tax paid by employers and employees that would generate an estimated $22.8 million a year to pay for an expansion of the municipal public safety system. The Register Guard reports the proposed payroll tax is the recommendation of...

Oregon parts ways with defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt

Feb. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have mutually parted ways. The two sides reached a financial settlement that will pay Leavitt $2.5 million, funded by private sources over multiple years, Oregon announced Thursday. The settlement would be less if he gets a new job. Leavitt...

Stanford University track picked to host Diamond League meet

Feb. 13, 2019 9:26 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says Stanford University in California will host the only American stop on track and field's Diamond League circuit this season. The Prefontaine Classic will be moved from Eugene, Oregon, this season because Hayward Field is being renovated to host the 2021 world championships. The...

Woman charged with killing parents, injuring neighbor

Feb. 12, 2019 6:58 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 39-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the deaths of her parents and the wounding of a neighbor southeast of Eugene. The Register-Guard reports Kelly Conrad was charged Monday in a Lane County jail courtroom with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of...

Pritchard scores 20 as Oregon beats Stanford 69-46

Feb. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford knew exactly who the masked man was at the center of Oregon's defense. Yet it still didn't matter, as Kenny Wooten blocked more shots than the Cardinal made for most of the first half. "We were very clear on who he was and what he did," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said, "but we...

Springfield Christian teacher gets prison for student rape

Feb. 9, 2019 9:01 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former Springfield Christian school teacher has been sentenced to less than two years in prison for third-degree rape of a student. The Register-Guard reports 30-year-old Andrea Baber pleaded guilty with the Douglas County District attorney to six counts of contributing to the sexual...