Brownsville, OR

Police operation seizes thousands of dollars' worth of drugs

EUGENE, Ore. -- A months-long investigation led to a police operation that seized thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs and stolen property on Tuesday, police say. Police said that members of the Eugene Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit began to get information as early as March 2022 that large quantities of drugs and a few guns were being stockpiled at a house on Royal Avenue near Fisher Road. Officials said that the investigation concluded that the residents, Joe Anthony Harker, 38, and Shayla Kay Lawray Bennett, 27, were involved and a search warrant for the house was granted by a judge. The search warrant was served on May 17.
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Lebanon couple accused of manslaughter after toddler drowns

The cause of death of a 17-month-old girl in Albany was drowning, according to a social media post from the Albany Police Department. On Sunday, May 15, officers arrested John and Kaitlyn Hutchings of Lebanon on charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree criminal mistreatment, three counts of second-degree child neglect and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Oregon breweries win at 2022 World Beer Cup

The results of the 2022 World Beer Cup were announced earlier this month. This year’s competition featured more than 10,000 entries from breweries across the globe. Oregon’s breweries took home multiple awards. Portland-based StormBreaker Brewing won gold for its beer, Extra StormBreaker. Heater Allen Brewing in McMinnville won gold for its flagship beer, Pils. And ColdFire Brewing of Eugene took home a bronze for its Valley Mélange. Rob Lutz is the head brewer of StormBreaker Brewing. Lisa Allen is the head brewer and production manager of Heater Allen Brewing. Stephen Hughes is the head brewer of ColdFire Brewing. We hear more from them about the competition and their beers.

Oregon State slugger Jacob Melton overcame injury, self-doubt with help from fly fishing and the Rogue River

It was in the serenity of Oregon’s wilderness, knee deep in the cool waters of the Rogue River, where Jacob Melton let everything go. The disappointment of missing Oregon State’s run in the NCAA baseball tournament. The concern surrounding the first major injury of his career. The worry of wondering whether he would ever return healthy and rediscover his sweet swing. The struggle and monotony of rehabilitation.
Tri-City Herald

Former Temple Punter Adam Barry Commits to Oregon Football

View the original article to see embedded media. Oregon football has added another punter following the conclusion of spring practice. On Thursday, former Temple punter Adam Barry announced his commitment to the Ducks. "I'm home. Let's go to work!" Barry said in his commitment post. Barry entered the transfer portal...
Herald and News

OIT national championship basketball teams to be enshrined in Oregon Sports Hall of Fame

Chalk up another victory for Danny Miles and the Oregon Tech men’s basketball program. The Owls’ 2004, 2008 and 2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II championship teams will be enshrined in the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum this summer in Portland, the hall announced.

Corrective measures underway at Oregon State Hospitals following April escape of patient

Members of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board discussed on Thursday improvements that are underway at the two state hospitals—in Salem and Junction City—following the escape of a patient in April. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered to your inbox. Derek Wehr,...

Letters to the editor: Trump incompetent in COVID response? Not so fast

The article on COVID-19 deaths leaves much to be desired on the accuracy scale. It was nothing more than a hit piece on former President Donald Trump. One glaring example was Dr. John Swartzberg's assertion that Trump was incompetent and in over his head. Nothing could be further from the truth. Were it not for his organizational skills, work ethic and ability to motivate people, we certainly would not have had a vaccine so soon.

Springfield approves middle housing rules

This week, the Springfield City Council approved code amendments for Middle Housing. The updates incorporate state legislation aimed at increasing housing affordability. Springfield Planning Manager Mark Rust said the city was already updating its housing code when the legislature passed HB 2001. He said the new rules allow for more options for single housing neighborhoods.

NCAA West: Host Arkansas qualifies 26 entries for preliminary rounds

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 117 institutions will be competing in the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds hosted by the University of Arkansas at John McDonnell Field from May 25-28. The NCAA West Preliminary Rounds are the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships, and the top 12 in each event advance to the semifinal and final held in Eugene, Oregon (June 8-11).