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Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion:

High pressure remains in control Tuesday, keeping skies sunny and temperatures in the 80s inland, upper 60s along the coast. A weak disturbance will approach Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and may bring some drizzle along the coast and possibly inland. Temperatures will be slightly cooler.

High pressure regains control by the end of the week. Airflow will switch from the northwest to the south, which will bump temperatures back to 90 degrees or more inland. If Eugene makes it to one more day at 90 degrees or more, it will tie the record of 90+ deg days in one year.

Have a wonderful week!
~ Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn

CDCEUGENE, Ore. — This is the second incident in recent weeks involving a pit bull in Springfield.

In August, a Springfield police officer shot a pit bull saying it made an aggressive move toward him.

According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1978 through 1998, Pit Bulls were responsible for 76 deaths in that time.

Following Pit Bulls are Rottweilers at 44. German Shepherds are third at 27.

A study by Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue shows there are far more pit bull types than any other breed and Great Dane’s and St. Bernard’s are responsible for the most attacks by population.

The CDC says about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year—half of those are children. To see the study, click here.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Excitement is building near the University of Oregon Monday after ESPN’s College Gameday announced this weekend that it’ll be bringing the show to Eugene for the Ducks match up against Michigan State.

This is the 19th time the show will feature the Ducks and the 6th consecutive season Gameday is rolling into Eugene. The show will go live from the Memorial Quad bright and early Saturday morning.

Duck fans KEZI 9 News spoke with said while they’re excited about the national attention their school is getting, they’re not surprised this match up between two top ten teams was chosen.

“From what our director said and most people were guessing that it was probably going to be College Gameday. That’s kind of the heads up we were given for the past couple months,” said Michael Blomenkamp, marching band member.

“We play out of conference games like every year, so like having like a good team like Michigan State to play is always fun,” said UO student Joshua Seligsohn.

If you want to catch the show, you’ll have to set those alarm clocks early. The show starts at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield girl is recovering Monday night after being attacked by a family dog on Sunday evening, and it’s sparking another debate over pit bulls.

Investigators say the attack happened in the 1100 block of Olympic Street on Sunday evening.

Springfield police say the 2 year old girl is in stable condition on Monday at Legacy Emmanuel in Portland. She was taken by Life Flight on Sunday for surgery. The girl was taken to the hospital sunday evening by her father after she was attacked by a dog in the home.

Springfield police say the pit bull left the child with head injuries, leaving her in critical condition. Police say the father took the injured girl to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, where she was later flown to Legacy Emmanuel Portland.

Investigators say after the father pried the pit bull off of the child. It then bit him in the face, causing him to need stitches.

A relative at the home confirmed the two dogs were seized from the home—a pit bull and a lab-collie mix—and it was the pit bull that attacked the child.

Police also confirmed it was the pit bull based on evidence at the home and on the dog. They say the family told them the other dog was acting aggressively as the father fought to get the pit bull off the child. Therefore, they asked law enforcement to seize both dogs.

Springfield police say the grandmother, who also lives in the home, is the owner of the dogs. The 2 year old child has had surgery and is in stable condition.

A family member, along with Springfield police, confirmed that both dogs will be put down upon the owner’s request.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Following their 29-14 win over Portland State on Saturday, Oregon State coaches and players recapped their season opener success, discusses their issues in the red zone, and previewed their next game in Hawaii.

Oregon State Offensive Coordinator John Garrett:

Oregon State WR Coach Brent Brennan:

Oregon State Quarterback Sean Mannion:

Oregon State Running Back Storm Woods:

Oregon State Wide Receiver Richard Mullaney:

4J LaptopsMEDFORD, Ore. — People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before.

Connecting Point in Medford said they are selling smart phones and tablets for students, and laptops remain the number one seller.

College students are the ones spending the big bucks on technology, but middle school students and high school aged kids are buying new headphones and accessories because they use tablets, laptops and smart phones in the classroom for different activities.

Tune in tonight on NewsWatch 12 to find out what some of these tech items are going for an how you can have your child prepared for the first day of school Tuesday.

EUGENE, Oregon – Oregon quarterback MArcus Mariota, freshman runningback Royce Freeman and several wide receivers talk about Michigan State after Monday’s practice.

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota:

Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost:

Oregon Running Back Royce Freeman:

Oregon Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick:

Oregon Wide Receiver Devon Allen:

Oregon Wide Receiver Darren Carrington:

Oregon Wide Receiver Dwayne Stanford:

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

After a cool and somewhat drizzly weekend, the clouds have cleared and full sunshine overhead means a warm afternoon is on tap. We dropped to the 40s this morning in Eugene, but will top out in the low to mid 80s this afternoon.

We’ll see on-shore flow bring in morning clouds for both Tuesday and Wednesday, although it’ll still be mostly sunny for the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

High pressure moves in for the end of the week which will bring back off-shore winds, clear skies and highs in the upper 80s and low 90s for Thursday through Sunday.

Have a great Labor Day!

~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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NEAR LEBANON, Ore. – Oregon State Police are working on a fatal rollover accident on Highway 34.

OSP says the crash is near Denny School Road, west of Lebanon.

They say they highway there is closed, and drivers should use alternate routes.

Dog AttackSPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A 2-year-old is in critical condition after a pit bull attack Sunday night.

Springfield Police say they responded to the 1100 block of Olympic Street at 5:48 p.m. They say a 2-year-old girl was attacked by the family dog, a large, male pit bull. Deputies say the child’s father was bitten in the face while trying to rescue his daughter.

The child was taken to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, and then airlifted to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.

The names of the victims has not been released.

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