By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 6, 2014 at 4:26 PM PSTLast Updated: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM PST
Johan Gillette, the man accused of killing his father and his father's partner, is a gentle, loving person, the first witnesses for the defense said Thursday.
James Gilette described his close bond with older brother Johan
"We played tag. We hunted for snakes and lizards in the outdoors," he told the court. "Later on I tagged along with all his friends. They let me be full time quarterback a lot of the times and things like that. So they were really nice to me and let me play with them all the time."
Defense attorneys repeatedly asked witnesses to classify Johan Gillette as peaceful or not peaceful. The defense contends he killed his father in self-defense.
"Johan has always been incredibly gentle," friend Misty Declark said. "He's always avoided conflict."
By Courtney SchoenemannPublished: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PSTLast Updated: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM PST
Maryln Balaban has been a long-term care ombudsman in Douglas County for 12 years.
Ombudsmen help with outreach and support for citizens living in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
"We're advocates for the residents," Balaban said. "That means that we visit places and talk to residents and check to see how their care is and ask the residents if they have any questions or concerns."
The A-frame on Territorial Highway isn't very big, but the Post Office inside is of keen interest to residents south of Eugene.
"There are so many services that you couldn't get any other way than to go to the Lorane Post Office or to one that is at least 13 miles away if not more," said Barbara Dare, who lives in the unincorporated rural area.
The Lorane office was proposed for closure by the U.S. Postal Service.
Residents met with officials Wednesday night and got some good news - and some bad news.
"We are not scheduling to close this office," said Anthony Spina-Denson with USPS.
But the Lorane Post Office and others like it will see a reduction in customer service hours.
"This establishes, depending on the mail volume and certain level, offices - depending on the workload - as a 2, 4 or 6-hour office," Spina-Denson said of the new plan.
Oregon State University has a new parking and transportation plan in the works that could double permit costs in some areas on campus.
Faculty and staff now pay $267 annually for parking permits while students pay $195 for a parking pass.
If OSU’s parking draft is passed, it would create 10 different parking zones. Each zone would be priced differently based on the popularity of the location, meaning the most congested area could cost up to $550. Inversely the least congested would be as low as 50 dollars.
In one of the first experiments to explore the influence of fashion dolls, an Oregon State University researcher has found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys.
A Rhode Island boy battling cancer will celebrate his seventh birthday in a very big way. Police officers from across the nation are converging on Burrillville for Tyler Seddon's party. Jack Harper has more on what to expect.