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Local & Regional Prosecution gives opening statements in Taylor murder trial Prosecution gives opening statements in Taylor murder trial
David Ray Taylor stands accused of murdering a Eugene man and then taking the man’s car to rob a bank in Mapleton.

The defense maintains that the murder was orchestrated by two accomplices to the robbery, and Taylor was not involved in the death of Celestino Gutierrez, 22, of Eugene.
Local & Regional 9-1-1 caller reports cougar and cub at Maurie Jacobs Park 9-1-1 caller reports cougar and cub at Maurie Jacobs Park
A caller reported seeing a mountain lion and its cub playing near the entrance to Maurie Jacobs Park to 9-1-1 dispatch workers this morning, Eugene Police said.

Officers responded to the park, however they couldn't find any evidence the cat had been there.
Local & Regional Woman donates $400,000 to find permanent homeless location Woman donates $400,000 to find permanent homeless location(Video)
A Lane County woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, donated $400,000 to help find a permanent place for local homeless people to stay.

"We were so surprised and shocked when she stepped forward and said, ‘hey, I can make a donation’,” said Community Alliance of Lane County spokesman Michael Carrigan.