Making Black Friday Fun For Kids

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — During the Black Friday craziness, most of the focus is on adults getting started on their holiday shopping, so a local mall wanted to make sure kids didn’t feel left out. Gateway Mall had some special, free activities for little ones Friday, hoping to make the day a little more fun for … Continue reading »

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Multiple Portland news affiliates report Mohamed Mohamud has been found guilty of attempting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010 in Portland. The 21-year-old’s defense argued during trial that Mohamud is conflicted and immature, and was influenced by undercover FBI agents who posed as Al-Qaeda operatives. Prosecutors noted Mohammed never … Continue reading »

NextStep is Taking Unneeded Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — Have you considered reducing, reusing and recycling your electronics? A group called NextStep Recycling wants people to donate their used and unneeded gadgets rather than stashing them away. It takes everything that runs on batteries or plugs, including TVs, radios, stereos and VHS/DVD players. NextStep says what you may consider trash another … Continue reading »

Broken Christmas Lights Can Be Recycled

EUGENE, Ore. — Did your Christmas lights take a beating this holiday season? NextStep Recycling is collecting broken lights to recycle. “People are collecting them in their homes and they really don’t know what to do with them, and it’s been a need. And the manufacturers have a process now the processors do for handling this … Continue reading »

Post-Christmas Travel Steady at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Airport traffic died down a little, but passenger flow is still steady in Eugene as travelers go to and from Christmas destinations. The Eugene Airport was about as busy Wednesday as it was Christmas Eve, and luckily only a few delays flashed on the screens, keeping commuters in good spirits. Many were … Continue reading »

Post-Christmas Shoppers Crowd Malls

EUGENE, Ore. — If Christmas is all about spending time with family and opening up gifts, the day after Christmas is about spending time in the mall, returning some of those gifts and doing a little more shopping. You would think folks would try to avoid the malls after spending so much time in them … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Riley and Vaz (12/22/12)

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley: Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz:

Sloppy Weather For Santa

Justin’s Weekend Forecast Discussion:  Parts of Douglas county and most of Central Oregon are under a Winter Storm Warnings until 10am Saturday.  Pass level and above will see 6″ or more through Saturday with Bend/Redmond area seeing a possible 3-5″. Travelers headed southbound on I-5 into Northern California need to be extra careful- heavy snowfall … Continue reading »

UPS to Break Delivery Record

(CNN) — It’s show time for UPS. The carrier says Thursday’s peak shipping day will be the busiest in its history. The men and women in brown will deliver 28 million packages in the U.S.–that’s about 300 parcels every second. Friday is the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by Christmas Eve.

Santa Gets Head Start on Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — Santa got a head start on Christmas Wednesday at a local Head Start. He and some of his helpers dropped off a mountain of socks and hats to the kids there. The items were collected during Guaranty Chevrolet’s 8th annual sock and hat drive. Over those eight years, Guaranty employees and customers … Continue reading »

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