No new lights for killing site on Ore. bike path

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- There will be no new streetlights installed on the bike path in Ashland where a young grocery clerk was nearly decapitated last fall.

The Ashland Daily Tidings reported (http://bit.ly/GMfZtk) that the City Council has agreed to go along with recommendations from the police chief and city staff that the lighting could actually be counterproductive, giving people a false sense of safety, and was likely to draw complaints about light pollution from neighbors.

The council did agree to move forward on building a memorial bench and light in honor of David Grubbs, who was killed in November walking home from work along the path as darkness fell.

Nobody has been arrested.

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Information from: The Ashland Daily Tidings, http://www.dailytidings.com