Jared Tilbor comes to KMTR from the East coast, following a career in teaching. After living in New York City for almost a decade, he is enjoying getting to know the people and places of the Pacific Northwest.
Jared received his Master’s degree in education, and taught third through fifth grade in the South Bronx. He remains in contact with some of the amazing students he had.
He loves talking and learning from the people around him, as well as traveling. His interest in different cultures was fueled while an undergraduate at Union College, in upstate New York. He studied East Asian politics, and spent an unforgettable period in Vietnam.
In his free time, you can find Jared hiking, beaching, and enjoying snow sports in Oregon.
If you have a story idea or suggestion, don’t hesitate to email Jared! He looks forward to becoming a part of the Willamette Valley community.
By Jared TilborPublished: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDTLast Updated: Apr 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM PDT
Residents of Eugene are optimistic that the new WJ Skatepark and URban Plaza will change a part of town long blighted by drugs and violence.
"My very first experience when I lived here bringing my son out to that neighborhood, we actually saw needles," said Sara Puar. "So there were years that went by that I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story."
By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM PDT
Fourteen members of the Eugene Police Department attended Wednesday's funeral for Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino, the Mendocino County, Calif., deputy shot and killed by Ricardo Chaney of Eugene this month.
The delegation from Eugene includes the chief and eight members of the honor guard.
By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 18, 2014 at 5:22 PM PDT
The fate of Johan Gillette, accused in the double slaying of his father and his father's girlfriend, is now in the hands of jurors.
Tuesday afternoon the court heard closing arguments from both sides in the murders of James Gillette and his partner Anne McLucas.
Johan Gillette has not denied killing them but said he acted in self-defense when his father reached for a gun. He acted with violence after a lifetime of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, as described by friends and family.
If convicted, Johan Gillette could face the death penalty.
By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM PDT
An experiment born from last summer's Eugene Parking Conference is not the answer.
Around 75 credit card parking meters were installed in the park blocks area.
But the pilot program is ending this month
"The pilot's expiring, so we need to pull out the meter heads and return them back to the manufacturers," said Jeff Petry with the City of Eugene. "We're putting our original coin meter-only meters back in there."
Each advanced meter costs around $500. Add in credit car transaction fees, and the program isn't financially sustainable for the city.
Residents and business owners told NewsSource 16 that the credit card meters make downtown more accessible - and said the city should reconsider removing the machines.
By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM PDT
The defense rested its case after another day of testimony from people who described one of the victims of a double homicide as a violent and explosive person, a characterization key to the accused's claim of self-defense.
Former coworkers described the late James Gillette as violent and explosive as defense attorneys for Gillette's son Johan continued to make the case that the son killed his father and his father's girlfriend in self-defense.
By Jared TilborPublished: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:26 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM PDT
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 Jared TilborPublished: Mar 4, 2014 at 6:16 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 4, 2014 at 6:16 PM PDT
Blood evidence suggests their killer bludgeoned Anne McLucas and James Gillette after the two were down on the ground, a forensic scientist said under questioning by prosecutors Tuesday.
Attorneys for Johan Gillette claim he killed his father and his father's domestic partner in self-defense. Prosecutors appeared to seek to discredit that theory Tuesday as the double-murder trial entered another week.