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Local Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs Royal Caribbean to hire 200 employees for entry level jobs
The Royal Caribbean hub in Springfield is hiring a wave of new employees for their busiest time of year.

Oregon's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, and the mass hire could alleviate some of the job hunting stress for Lane County residents.

The cruise company looking to hire just over 200 employees for entry level jobs in their customer service and sales departments.
Local Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up Eugene alternative school burglarized a week before classes start up
The Eugene Sudbury School, a K-12 alternative school, reported that someone had stolen nearly $5,000 worth of art supplies, computer equipment, and other educational equipment from their location in west Eugene.

School director Demian Schwartz noticed the school had been burglarized Sunday morning when she arrived to set up an open house before school starts up next week.
Local Nobody hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Salem Nobody hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Salem
A Marion County sheriff's officer says a 64-year-old truck driver escaped unhurt when the cattle feed truck he was driving was hit by a northbound Amtrak train Monday afternoon at a rail crossing south of Salem.

Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
Investigators leave the scene of a drive-by shooting Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Bastendorf Beach, Ore. - File photo

We're learning new details on the double murder - suicide at a coos county beach earlier this week.

Officials said the shooter, Zachary Brimhall, left two suicide notes in his car.

In the notes, Brimhall describes being mentally ill his entire life. He wrote the events allowed him to feel completely free for the first time in his life, officials said.

More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators'

More than a predator: Studys finds invasive lionfish are 'terminators'

New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.

Photos: Pets set the stage for Eugene Celebration Parade

Photos: Pets set the stage for Eugene Celebration Parade

Greenhill Humane Society held a pet parade for the furry friends of Eugene Saturday morning, warming up the crowds for the Eugene Celebration Parade.

'It is a remarkable success story'

'It is a remarkable success story'
OSU research is helping to restore Chinese crested terns, one of the world's most endangered seabirds. Researchers from OSU and Asia established a new breeding colony for the birds and attracted more than 40 to the island.

A collaborative project between researchers in Oregon and Asia last year helped establish a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds – the Chinese crested tern – which then had a global population estimated at fewer than 50 birds.

Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them'

Flat fee for student's school supplies: 'Anyone can use them that needs them'

The new school year is right around the corner, and families are making the mad dash to the school supply section of retail stores across the nation.

Families at Danebo Elementary will not be among those fighting for the last pack of pink pearl erasers, as the school adopted a universal school supplies fee five years ago.

They charge $20 bucks per student, which covers all the school supplies that student will need for the year.

Several families were reluctant to accept the fee the first year it was implemented - but now almost all the families love it. 

Mudslides close roads, trap drivers in central Washington

Mudslides close roads, trap drivers in central Washington »Play Video
A Washington state trooper says floods and mud slides triggered by heavy rain on wildfire-burned terrain in north-central Washington have blocked portions of two highways, stranding some motorists. No injuries have been reported.

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information'

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information' »Play Video

You do what you can to protect yourself from hackers at home, but what about on while using public wifi spots – like on a college campus?


A study from BitSight Technologies finds that colleges and universities are much less prepared than other industries to protect important data.


They ranked athletic conferences on a scale of 250 to 900. The PAC-12 schools sat in the middle of the pack, with a 600.

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

SWAT arrests barricaded assault suspect at 13th & Charnelton

An assault suspect barricaded himself in an apartment off Charnelton Street Thursday night, prompting officers to shut down the street between 12th and 13th Ave. while a SWAT and Crisis Negotiation team worked to diffuse the situation, Eugene Police said.

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20

Eugene man dies in crash with intoxicated driver on Hwy 20
Photo from Benton County Sheriff's Department

Police say a driver was high on drugs when he crossed the center line of Highway 20 Thursday morning and hit a station wagon head-on, killing the other driver.