The return of fall weather has forestry officials warning Oregonians about the possibility of flooding, especially near areas hit by wildfires over the summer.
“Our fire threat really starts diminishing with our rainfall, but with that said it brings over a host of concerns,” said Oregon Department of Forestry representative Link Smith, “Fires burn off all that vegetated material, organic material on the forest floor that helps absorb and break up that moisture that comes down. So there’s some erosion potential that wasn't there before the burn.”
The teen accused of assaulting and raping a woman near Autzen Stadium on Sept. 13 pleaded not guilty in his arraignment on Monday.
Jaime Tinoco, 17, snuck away from a supervised Washington County Juvenile Department group visiting Eugene for a Ducks game, and later that evening allegedly grabbed, beat and raped a woman in the bushes near Autzen Stadium.
He’s being held at the Serbu Juvenile Justice Center, with his next hearing scheduled for October 22.
Search and rescue divers found a deceased person in Wilson Creek Thursday morning after a passerby reported that a car had crashed into the river along London Road, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.