Train kills woman in Eugene — Authorities say a woman has been struck and killed by a train in Eugene. According to Eugene Police, the woman died Tuesday morning along tracks in the Whiteaker neighborhood. A homeless man speaking with police near the crossing said his girlfriend was the victim. The freight train blocked traffic during the investigation.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer — A Canadian motorcyclist died in Southern Oregon when a deer ran into the road and hit his bike, causing him to swerve off the road and into a tree. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Gary Yarmie, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was traveling on state Highway 62 near Prospect with 18 other motorcyclists when the deer bolted into their midst. Highway 62 was reduced to one lane of traffic for more than four hours after Monday’s accident.
Puppies rescued from hot trunk — An Oregon State Police trooper rescued 10 German shepherd husky puppies from a hot car trunk during a traffic stop. Oregon State Police say the trooper stopped a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Medford. Police say the trooper noticed signs of suspicious activity which led to a search of the car and the discovery of the dogs. Police say the pups were being transported from Fontana, California, to Seattle without water or access to air conditioning. The National Weather Service says temperatures reached 88 degrees in Medford on Monday. The puppy owner was cited for animal neglect and the puppies were taken to Jackson County Animal Services.
Educators disciplined for text messages — Former administrators at a high school in Creswell have been reprimanded for mocking two female students in text messages. The state’s educator licensing agency, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, found that the conduct of former Creswell High School Principal Andy Bracco and former Vice Principal Jordan Osborn was “unprofessional and violated professional standards and local policies” when the pair exchanged text messages about the weight of a student while at a boys basketball game. Bracco and Osborn, in the text conversation, also speculated whether another student was snorting cocaine. A person sitting behind Osborn anonymously took a photo of the text exchange and shared it. The two administrators, who had apologized for their actions and resigned from their jobs, were placed on 1-year probation, which required them to complete counseling and training.